On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 5

Events in Sport

  • 1859 1st steamboat the North Star sails up the northern Red River, America
  • 1895 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days
  • 1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1925 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings
  • 1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 1931 First woman to purchase a baseball team, Lucille Thomas buys Topeka Senators franchise in the Western League
  • 1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball
  • 1937 Australian cricket batsmen Jack Fingleton (136) and Don Bradman (out 270 the following day) make then record stand of 346 for 6th wicket in 3rd Test vs England in Melbourne
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1985 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews
  • 1985 NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland
  • 2006 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

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