Events in Sport on January 20

  • 1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1910 Stanley Cup, Dey's Arena, Ottawa, ON: Ottawa Senators outclass Edmonton HC, 13-7 for a 2-0 sweep of challenge series
  • 1939 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Patty Berg wins 3rd straight title by 2 strokes ahead of Dorothy Kirby
  • 1950 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 The NBA's first superstar George Mikan scores a career high 61 points leading the Minneapolis Lakers to a 91-81 double-overtime victory over the Rochester Royals

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1967 Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain makes all 15 of his field goal attempts in a 119-108 win over LA Lakers; NBA record for consecutive shots made; beats mark twice before 1966-67 season ends

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1968 Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

1970 20th NBA All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pa: East beats West, 142-135; MVP: Willis Reed, NY Knicks, C; Tom and Dick Van Arsdale, first brothers to play in same NBA All-Star Game

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1970 23rd NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: East beats West, 4-1; MVP: Bobby Hull, Chicago, LW

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • 1974 24th NFL Pro Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium, KC, Missouri: AFC beats NFC, 15-13; MVP: Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins, PK
  • 1974 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
  • 1975 25th NFL Pro Bowl, Miami Orange Bowl: NFC beats AFC, 17-10; MVP: James Harris, LA Rams, QB
  • 1976 29th NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 7-5; MVP: Peter Mahovlich, Montreal, C

OlympicsOlympic Games

1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 Super Bowl XIV, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19; MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Future Hockey Hall of Fame center Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Rich Costello, a 2nd round draft pick and future considerations

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1985 Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium, Stanford, CA: San Francisco 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1987 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
  • 1989 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Pittsburgh center Mario Lemieux becomes just the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50 goals in less than 50 games; #50 in 44th game as the Penguins lose 7-3 to the Jets in Winnipeg

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • 1991 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders, 51-3
  • 1991 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers, 15-13
  • 1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • 1992 Score begins selling international soccer cards
  • 1995 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1996 46th NHL All-Star Game, FleetCenter, Boston, MA: East beats West, 5-4; MVP: Ray Bourque, Boston Bruins, D

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 1996 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 2007 Utah coach Jerry Sloan passes Larry Brown for 4th on the NBA's all-time win list (1,010) after the Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-85 at the United Center
  • 2008 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers, 21-12
  • 2008 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-20 (OT)
  • 2013 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots, 28-13
  • 2013 NFC Championship, Georgia Dome, Atlanta: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons, 28-24
  • 2019 NFC Championship, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans: Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints, 26-23 OT
  • 2019 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, KC: New England Patriots beat Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31 OT