On This Day

On This Day in Sport for January 9

Events in Sport

  • 1811 1st Women's Golf Tournament held
  • 1903 Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace
  • 1903 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)
  • 1930 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 1942 In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden
  • 1947 Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium
  • 1951 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • 1952 Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title
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Birthdays in Sport

  • 1849 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), born in Tong, Shropshire (d. 1935)
  • 1871 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player
  • 1902 Rudolph Bing, Austrian-born opera impresario (NY Metropolitan Opera manager, 1950-72), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Derek Allhusen, English equestrian (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1987 Opera impresario Sir Rudolph Bing (85) weds Carroll Douglass (45); annulled in September, 1989
  • 2018 Swimmer and 12-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte weds model Kayla Rae Reid in Florida

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