Events in Sport on January 24

  • 1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1901 1st games played in baseball's American League
  • 1920 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1939 Eddie Collins, Willie Keeler & George Sisler elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • 1947 NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948 Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

AgreementContract of Interest

1950 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1952 1st NFL team in Texas, Dallas Texans formerly NY Yanks
  • 1956 6th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-94 at Rochester, New York
  • 1962 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
  • 1964 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • 1971 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
  • 1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1976 George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round of a real slugfest

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1978 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
  • 1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Super Bowl XVI, Pontiac Silverdome: SF 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 26-21; MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

Sport awardTennis Open

1988 76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1999 David Duval eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West to become only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour
  • 1999 49th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-6 at Tampa, Florida
  • 2007 55th NHL All-Star Game: West beats East 12-9 at Dallas, Texas
  • 2010 AFC Championship Game: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets 30-17
  • 2010 NFC Championship Game: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings 31-28 (OT)
  • 2015 Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter with 37 & the most 3-pointers in a quarter with 9
  • 2018 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison