On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 12

Events in Sport

  • 1918 Montreal Canadien's center Joe Malone scores 5 goals in a 9-4 win over Ottawa to become the first 20 goal scorer in NHL history; goes on to score 44 regular season goals
  • 1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 1946 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
  • 1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1952 2nd NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: National Conference beats American Conference, 30-13; MVP: Dan Towler, LA Rams, FB
  • 1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
  • 1958 8th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-7; MVPs: Hugh McElhenny, SF 49ers, HB; Gene Brito, Washington Redskins, DE
  • 1958 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1910 Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), dies at 43
  • 1942 George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • 1944 Juliette Atkinson, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1895, 97-98), dies at 70
  • 1964 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
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