On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 4

Events in Sport

  • 1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union (forerunner of CFL) forms
  • 1887 Thomas Stevens is 1st man to bicycle around the world (San Francisco to San Francisco)
  • 1902 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Arthur Jones, John Gunn and Sydney Barnes in successive balls to complete 2nd Test rout by 229 runs in Melbourne; Trumble's first of 2 Test hat-tricks
  • 1904 Stanley Cup, Aberdeen Pavilion, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa HC beats Winnipeg Rowing Club, 2-0 for 2-1 challenge series victory
  • 1942 4th NFL All Star Game, Polo Grounds, NYC: Chicago Bears beat NFL All-Stars, 35-24
  • 1942 7 x NL batting champion Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1957 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000
  • 1966 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
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Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancĂ©e Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

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Deaths in Sport

  • 1891 Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), dies at 35
  • 1903 W H M "Dicky" Richards, cricketer (score 4 & 0 in Test for S Af), dies
  • 1969 Julian Myrick, American tennis promoter (West Side Tennis Club & Forest Hills Stadium), dies at 88
  • 1987 Jack Martin, cricketer (Eng pace bowler, 1-111 & 0-18 in Test), dies
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