On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 14

Events in Sport

  • 1898 Australian cricketer Joe Darling hits the 1st six in Tests (out of the ground)
  • 1919 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham and Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • 1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1st hat trick (Hap Day) vs NY Rangers
  • 1932 Racing Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Arcaro wins his 1st race
  • 1935 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: In an all-British final Dorothy Round Little defeats Nancy Lyle 1-6, 6-1, 6-3
  • 1935 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Home favourite Jack Crawford wins his 4th Australian title; beats Fred Perry of England 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
  • 1940 Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
  • 1940 2nd NFL All Star Game, Gilmore Stadium, LA, CA: Green Bay Packers beat NFL All-Stars, 16-7
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1920 Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1920 Donald Beard, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the 1950's), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1921 Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
  • 1927 Ivan Kalita, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tambov Governorate (d. 1996)
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Weddings in Sport


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