On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 22

Events in Sport

  • 1857 National Association of Baseball Players founded in New York
  • 1883 England completes 1st innings victory in Tests vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Grounds
  • 1905 Dutchman Coen de Koning wins the 1,500m, 5,000m & 10,000m at World Allround Speed Skating Championships in Groningen, Netherlands to become 2nd Dutchman to win a world title
  • 1948 All time great England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his first Test innings in 1st Test v West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1953 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • 1960 10th NBA All-Star Game, Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 125-115; MVP: Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors, C
  • 1960 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • 1967 17th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 20-10; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Floyd Peters, Philadelphia Eagles, DT
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