On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 21

Events in Sport

  • 1907 Stanley Cup Hockey, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Kenora Thistles (ON) beat Montreal Wanderers, 8-6 for 12-8 aggregate challenge series victory
  • 1920 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1930 Boston Bruins become first team in NHL history to score 100 goals in a season, in a 5-1 win over Chicago at Boston Garden; Cooney Weiland scores Bruins' 100th goal in their 26th game of the year
  • 1939 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
  • 1948 Three of the greats of cricket make their debut in a drawn 1st Test match at Bridgetown, Barbados; Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes for the West Indies, and Jim Laker for England
  • 1954 4th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: East beats West, 98-93 (OT); MVP: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, PG
  • 1954 First time in All-Star history, an overtime period is needed to decide a winner; Boston Celtics' guard Bob Cousy's 10-point OT scoring burst gave the East a 98-93 win; Cousy wins All-Star MVP honours
  • 1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
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Deaths in Sport

  • 1955 Archie Hahn, American sprinter, dies at 74
  • 1956 Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
  • 1974 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • 1989 Carl Furillo, American Baseball player (b. 1922)
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