On This Day

Sports Stars Who Died in January 1908

  • Jan 6 George Dixon, Canadian boxer (World Bantamweight title 1892; World Featherweight champion 1891-97, 98-1901; first black athlete to win a World C'ship in any sport), dies of liver failure at 37
  • Jan 25 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)