On This Day in Sport for January 2

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1879 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • 1879 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
  • 1911 Brookyln Dodgers President Charles Ebbets announces purchase of grounds to build a new concrete-and-steel stadium to seat 30,000
  • 1918 Dodgers trade Casey Stengel & Cutshaw to Pitts for Grimes & Mamaux
  • 1918 NHL Montreal Wanderers disband after Westmount arena burns down
  • 1922 8th Rose Bowl: California ties Washington & Jefferson, 0-0
  • 1928 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933 Bradman scores 103* against the Bodyline attack in the 2nd Test

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1933 19th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 35-0
  • 1934 Bradman scores 253 NSW v Queensland, 204 mins, 29 fours 4 sixes
  • 1936 Bradman scores 357 for SA v Vic, 424 minutes, 40 fours
  • 1939 Bradman scores 107 SA v Victoria, his 4th consecutive century
  • 1939 5th Sugar Bowl: #1 TCU beats #6 Carnegie Tech, 15-7
  • 1939 5th Orange Bowl: #2 Tennessee beats #4 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 1945 Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • 1950 36th Rose Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #3 California, 17-14
  • 1950 16th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #9 LSU, 35-0
  • 1950 16th Orange Bowl: #15 Santa Clara beats #11 Kentucky, 21-13
  • 1953 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • 1956 42nd Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan State beats #4 UCLA, 17-14
  • 1956 22nd Sugar Bowl: #7 Georgia Tech beats #11 Pittsburgh, 7-0
  • 1956 22nd Orange Bowl: #1 Oklahoma beats #3 Maryland, 20-6
  • 1961 47th Rose Bowl: #6 Washington beats #1 Minnesota, 17-7
  • 1961 27th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats Rice, 14-6
  • 1961 27th Orange Bowl: #5 Missouri beats #4 Navy, 21-14
  • 1965 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
  • 1966 Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • 1967 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • 1967 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • 1967 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • 1969 "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
  • 1971 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 1972 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0
  • 1972 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1978 64th Rose Bowl: #13 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 27-20
  • 1978 44th Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #9 Ohio State, 35-6
  • 1978 44th Orange Bowl: #6 Arkansas beats #2 Oklahoma, 31-6

Sport awardTennis Open

1980 68th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Sadri (7-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1980 68th Women's Australian Open: Barbara Jordan beats Sharon Walsh (6-3, 6-3)
  • 1982 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
  • 1982 "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • 1984 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
  • 1984 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
  • 1984 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
  • 1984 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • 1984 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
  • 1985 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 1985 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1987 16th Fiesta Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Miami, 14-10

  • 1989 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • 1989 75th Rose Bowl: #11 Michigan beats #5 Southern California, 22-14
  • 1989 55th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #7 Auburn, 13-7
  • 1989 18th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Notre Dame beats #3 West Virginia, 34-21
  • 1989 55th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #6 Nebraska, 23-3
  • 1995 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • 1995 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • 1995 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • 1996 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
  • 1997 63rd Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida beats #1 Florida State, 52-20
  • 1998 64th Orange Bowl: #2 Nebraska beats #3 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 1999 65th Orange Bowl: #7 Florida beats #18 Syracuse, 31-10
  • 2000 29th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #6 Tennessee, 31-21
  • 2001 67th Sugar Bowl: #3 Miami beats #7 Florida, 37-20
  • 2002 68th Orange Bowl: #5 Florida beats #6 Maryland, 56-23
  • 2003 69th Orange Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Iowa, 38-17
  • 2004 33rd Fiesta Bowl: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Kansas State, 35-28
  • 2006 72nd Sugar Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #7 Georgia, 38-35
  • 2006 35th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #5 Notre Dame, 34-20
  • 2007 73rd Orange Bowl: #5 Louisville beats #15 Wake Forest, 24-13
  • 2008 37th Fiesta Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #3 Oklahoma, 48-28
  • 2009 75th Sugar Bowl: #6 Utah beats #4 Alabama, 31-17
  • 2012 98th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #9 Wisconsin, 45-38
  • 2012 41st Fiesta Bowl: #3 Oklahoma State beats #4 Stanford, 41-38 (OT)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • 2013 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • 2014 80th Sugar Bowl: #11 Oklahoma beats #3 Alabama, 45-31

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1892 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (d. 1962)
  • 1897 Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)
  • 1921 Glen Harmon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Gino Marchetti, NFL defensive end (Dallas Texans, Baltimore Colts)
  • 1947 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1947 Lanny Bassham, American rifle-3 position (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1959 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)
  • 1960 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)
  • 1963 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • 1964 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • 1964 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
  • 1965 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1965 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1967 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Francois Pienaar, Vereeniging Transvaal (now known as Gauteng Province), South African rugby player and captain of the Springboks
  • 1968 Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • 1968 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  • 1969 Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1969 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • 1969 Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • 1969 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, born in Gravette, Arkansas (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1970 Aleksandr Shimin, hockey goaltender (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1970 Anthony Stuart, cricketer (Australian ODI pace bowler, hat trick 1997)
  • 1970 Glenn Cadrez, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 Royce Clayton, infielder (SF Giants, St Louis Cardinals), born in Burbank, California
  • 1971 Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
  • 1971 Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1971 Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1971 Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • 1972 Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1972 Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • 1972 Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
  • 1973 Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1973 Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • 1973 Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
  • 1974 Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
  • 1975 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • 1976 Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper
  • 1976 Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist
  • 1976 Cletidus Hunt, American football player
  • 1977 Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1977 Scott Proctor, American baseball player
  • 1979 Jonathan Greening, British footballer
  • 1980 Stephanie Stiegler, pairs skater (& Zimmerman), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1981 Hanno Balitsch, German footballer
  • 1981 Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Ryan Garko, American baseball player
  • 1981 Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player
  • 1985 Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player
  • 1988 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1993 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis

Deaths in Sport

  • 1946 Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies
  • 1961 Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies
  • 1986 Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
  • 1995 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • 1997 Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75
  • 2007 Don Massengale, American PGA Tour golfer (b. 1937)
  • 2007 Dan Shaver, NASCAR driver and ARCA race car driver/owner (b. 1950)
  • 2008 Gerry Staley, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • 2013 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67