Events in Sport on January 12

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918 Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4

Ice Hockey Player Joe Malone
Ice Hockey Player
Joe Malone
  • 1920 Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
  • 1921 Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
  • 1946 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1951 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1952 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1958 NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring
  • 1958 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-7

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1958 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1960 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
  • 1964 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1969 Super Bowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
  • 1971 21st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-107 at San Diego
  • 1975 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • 1977 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 1980 Mike Bratz (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1983 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
  • 1986 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
  • 1986 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0
  • 1988 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1991 Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
  • 1991 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
  • 1992 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • 1992 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1994 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MurderMurder of Interest

1995 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
  • 1997 Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • 1997 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
  • 1997 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers 30-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009 Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded 2008 FIFA World Player of the Year at a ceremony in Zurich

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2013 "Mile High Miracle", In AFC Divisional Playoff Game Denver Broncos trail Baltimore Ravens 35-28 with 1:09 remaining, quarterback Joe Flacco heaves 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game. Ravens win in overtime.
  • 2015 Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid C.F. wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the best player of the year