Events in Sport on January 11

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1938 Bradman scores a second innings 113 v Qld after a ton in the 1st

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia

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1953 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 1959 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
  • 1959 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • 1959 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
  • 1960 LaMar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
  • 1966 16th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 137-94 at Cincinnati
  • 1970 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 1977 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • 1977 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 1981 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers 34-27
  • 1981 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys 20-7
  • 1983 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • 1984 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game

  • 1987 Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)

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1987 "The Drive" game: trailing Cleveland Browns 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game, Denver quarterback John Elway drives his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie, Broncos then win in overtime advancing to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • 1987 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 17-0
  • 1988 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
  • 1990 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

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1990 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1991 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • 1995 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
  • 1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

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1997 Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 1998 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • 1998 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers 23-10

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1999 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • 2004 "4th and 26", trailing Green Bay Packers by 3 in NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime