On This Day

Events in Sport in January 1879

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 1st Test match hat-trick, Fred Spofforth at the MCG

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth
  • Jan 2 Northwestern League (minor baseball league) organized, Rockford, Illinois
  • Jan 23 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana