On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 24

Events in Sport

  • 1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1920 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: Englishman Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley of Australia 6-4, 6-0, 6-3
  • 1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • 1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame
  • 1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs
  • 1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
  • 1952 First NFL team in Texas; Dallas Texans, formerly NY Yanks; loses 11 of 12 games
  • 1956 6th NBA All Star Game, Rochester War Memorial Coliseum, NY: West beats East, 108-94; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C
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