Events in Sport on January 23

  • 1879 US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana
  • 1902 Winnipeg Victorias sweep Toronto Wellingtons in 2 for Stanley Cup
  • 1943 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1944 Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0

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1948 Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1950 AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • 1950 NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • 1953 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1953 NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conference
  • 1954 Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • 1958 Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad scores record 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies at Bridgetown, longest innings in test history
  • 1959 9th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 124-108 at Detroit

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1965 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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1967 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 1968 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1968 18th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-124 at New York City

  • 1972 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion
  • 1972 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
  • 1973 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • 1975 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1976 Ian Redpath hits his only 2 sixes in Cricket Tests, v WI Adelaide
  • 1976 Wash Caps end 25 game winless streak (0-22-3) beat NY Rangers 7-5
  • 1978 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13

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1979 Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1981 Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1981 Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana & Joe Rudi

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1983 Tennis great Björn Borg announces retirement at 26 (5 x Wimbledon, 6 x French Open)

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1983 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • 1983 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • 1983 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0
  • 1983 Ivan Lendl scores a 6–4, 6-4, 6–2 win over American John McEnroe to claim back-to-back ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1984 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • 1984 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • 1989 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
  • 1990 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores twin test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval

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1993 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1994 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • 1994 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • 2000 AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars 33-14
  • 2000 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6
  • 2005 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Pittsburgh Steelers 41-27
  • 2005 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Atlanta Falcons 27-10
  • 2011 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets 24-19
  • 2011 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears 21-14
  • 2017 Bernie Ecclestone removed as Formula One boss as Liberty Media completes $8 billion takeover

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2018 LeBron James becomes the 7th and youngest (33 years 24 days) to reach the 30,000 NBA point milestone

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James