On This Day in Sport for January 25

Events in Sport

  • 1894 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1924 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • 1930 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1945 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 1972 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 10th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 1st

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • 1980 Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
  • 1981 Super Bowl XV, Louisiana Superdome: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10; MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 75th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-5, 7-6

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1988 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1989 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1991 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
  • 1994 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1998 Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • 1998 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
  • 1999 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
  • 2009 57th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 12-11 at Montreal, Quebec
  • 2014 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulková (7-6, 6-0)
  • 2015 60th NHL All-Star Game: Team Toews beats Team Foligno 17-12 at Columbus, Ohio
  • 2015 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Irvin beats Team Carter 32-28

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1901 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1908 W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
  • 1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster
  • 1924 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1925 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)
  • 1927 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • 1937 Don Maynard, American Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • 1941 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Carl Eller, American football player
  • 1945 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1947 Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1947 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1951 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1954 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 1954 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • 1957 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1962 Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
  • 1964 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1964 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • 1965 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • 1966 John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Paul Ranheim, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1967 Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1967 Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96)
  • 1967 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1968 Lynette Brooky, New Zealand golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
  • 1968 Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • 1969 Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1970 Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
  • 1970 Milt Stegall, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Pau Coll, WLAF kicker/safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Scott Hendrickson, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Jordan Young, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1971 Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Olympic 7th-1996)
  • 1971 Tommie Jones, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1971 Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
  • 1973 Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1973 Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Adam Meadows, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • 1974 Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1975 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1975 Tim Montgomery, US athlete, born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1976 Tara Fleming, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1976 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist, born in Oryol, Russia
  • 1978 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Derrick Turnbow, Major League Baseball Player, born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1979 Pi Hongyan, Chinese-born French badminton player, born in Chonqing, China
  • 1979 Gabe Jennings, US distance runner
  • 1980 Xavi [Xavier Hernández Creus], Spanish footballer, born in Terrassa, Spain
  • 1980 Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer, born in Serres, Greece
  • 1981 Francis Jeffers, English footballer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1984 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian footballer, born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • 1985 Acie Law IV, National Basketball Association player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1986 Chris O'Grady, English footballer, born in Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • 1986 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 1987 Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1988 Tatiana Golovin, Russian-born French tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

1964 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Deaths in Sport

  • 1907 René Pottier, French racing cyclist, dies at 27
  • 1908 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1917 Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
  • 1963 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • 1978 Tango Duke, dies in Australia at 42; oldest known thoroughbred horse
  • 1986 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • 2004 Francina "Fanny" Blankers-Koen, Dutch track & field athlete (4 x Olympic gold 1948), dies at 85
  • 2004 Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Dutch athlete (b. 1923)
  • 2015 Bill Monbouquette, American MLB pitcher (3-time All Star, no-hitter 1962), dies of myeloid leukemia at 78