On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 16

Events in Sport

  • 1883 Quebec Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1905 Baseball outfielder Frank Huelsman completes eighth transaction in 8 months
  • 1905 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators rout Dawson City (Yukon), 23-2 for 2-0 series sweep; most lopsided challenge playoff game in history; Frank McGee 14 goals
  • 1931 Australian cricket batting prodigy Don Bradman scores 223 v West Indies in 3rd Test in Brisbane; most runs scored by a player in a Test match in Australia in one day
  • 1933 Cricket's Bodyline Tour: Australian batsman Bert Oldfield's skull fractured by delivery bowled by Englishman Harold Larwood during the third test in Adelaide
  • 1938 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Patty Berg retains title by a massive 14 strokes ahead of Jane Cothran
  • 1952 US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary
  • 1955 5th NFL Pro Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 26-19; MVP: Billy Wilson, SF 49ers, WR
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2016 Actress and singer Jamie-Lynn Sigler (35) weds baseball player Cutter Dykstra (53) in Palm Springs, California

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1907 Alfred Shaw, English cricket medium/spin bowler (7 Tests; bowled first ball in Test cricket; first to take 5 wickets in a Test innings; Nottinghamshire CCC, MCC), dies at 64
  • 1971 Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), dies at 81
  • 1993 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • 1993 Freddie Cochrane, American boxer (World Welterweight champion 1941-1946), dies at 77
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