On This Day

Events in Sport on January 11

World Record

1893 Jaap Eden skates world record 1500m (2:35)

  • 1915 Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000, Ruppert pays his portion in cash

Sports History

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

  • 1946 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia

Sports History

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

  • 1959 Pakistani cricket batsman Hanif Mohammad smashes 499 for Karachi v Bahawalpur, then 1st class world record
  • 1959 9th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 28-21; MVPs: Frank Gifford, NY Giants, HB; Doug Atkins, Chicago Bears, DE
  • 1960 LaMar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts

Sports History

1963 SF Warriors center Wilt Chamberlain scores 67 points in 134-129 defeat to LA Lakers at Cow Palace

  • 1966 16th NBA All-Star Game, Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH: East beats West, 137-94; MVP: Adrian Smith, Cincinnati Royals, PG
  • 1967 San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season
  • 1970 Super Bowl IV, Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, LA: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7; MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • 1973 American League adopts designated hitter rule

Sports History

1976 Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating championship

  • 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, Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego: Oakland Raiders beat San Diego Chargers, 34-27
  • 1981 NFC Championship, Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys, 20-7

Sports History

1983 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

Sports History

1983 LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses

  • 1983 Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record
  • 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)

AFC Championship

1987 AFC Championship, Cleveland Stadium: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)

  • 1987 NFC Championship, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford: 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 college basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

Sports History

1990 NHL New York Islander Pat LaFontaine sets team record of scoring goals in 11 straight games

  • 1991 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • 1992 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • 1995 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
  • 1995 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike
  • 1998 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • 1998 NFC Championship, 3Com Park, SF: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers, 23-10
  • 1998 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • 1998 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge

Sports History

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

  • 2001 New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55

Sports History

2003 Washington right wing Jaromír Jágr scores his 10th career hat-trick and adds 4 assists for 7 points and his 1,200th NHL point in a 12-2 win against Florida; Jágr has 20+ goals in each of his 13 NHL seasons

  • 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
  • 2004 Washington Capitals' German goaltender Olaf Kölzig records his 32nd NHL career shutout in a 1-0 win against the visiting Edmonton Oilers

Football Awards

2016 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wins his record 5th award with 41.33% of the votes; American midfielder Carli Lloyd is Women's World Player of the Year

  • 2016 College Football National Championship, University of Phoenix Stadium: #2 Alabama beats #1 Clemson, 45-40
  • 2021 College Football, National Championship, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida: #1 Alabama beats #3 Ohio State, 52-24