Events in Sport on January 15

  • 1892 Basketball rules first published in Triangle Magazine, written by James Naismith
  • 1900 SCNEC soccer team forms
  • 1905 Coen de Koning becomes world champion all-round skater

AgreementContract of Interest

1934 Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000 ($17,000 cut)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1936 Horace Stoneham elected president of NY Giants
  • 1939 1st NFL pro bowl, NY Giants beat All Stars 13-10 in Wrigley Field
  • 1942 Cubs drop plans to install lights at Wrigley due to WW II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942 FDR asks commissioner to continue baseball during WW II

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1956 Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
  • 1956 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
  • 1957 7th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 109-97 at Boston
  • 1958 NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
  • 1961 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
  • 1961 Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
  • 1962 50th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-0, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1962 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 1964 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • 1966 AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
  • 1966 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
  • 1967 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • 1970 Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1972 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • 1974 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • 1978 Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
  • 1981 Bob Gibson elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1983 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984 Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1988 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1990 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • 1990 NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
  • 1991 Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1995 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • 1995 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • 1995 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli