Events in Sport on January 21

  • 1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1920 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1954 4th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 98-93 (OT) at New York City
  • 1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • 1958 8th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-118 at St. Louis
  • 1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
  • 1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
  • 1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
  • 1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
  • 1973 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
  • 1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
  • 1979 Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
  • 1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
  • 1982 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
  • 1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • 1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
  • 1989 A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Oklahoma football player

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1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • 1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
  • 1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director

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1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

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1992 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • 2007 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New England Patriots 38-34
  • 2007 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat New Orleans Saints 39-14
  • 2017 Adam Hadwin fires only the 7th sub-60 round (59) in PGA Tour history in the 3rd round of the CareerBuilder Challenge at LaQuinta CC