On This Day

Events in Sport on January 24

  • 1900 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1920 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: Englishman Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley of Australia 6-4, 6-0, 6-3
  • 1930 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington

Hall of Fame

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

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

Contract of Interest

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

  • 1952 First NFL team in Texas; Dallas Texans, formerly NY Yanks; loses 11 of 12 games

NBA All-Star Game

1956 6th NBA All Star Game, Rochester War Memorial Coliseum, NY: West beats East, 108-94; MVP: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks, C

  • 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 21st NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: NFC beats AFC, 27-6; MVPs: Fred Carr, Green Bay Packers, LB; Mel Renfro, Dallas Cowboys, CB

Hall of Fame

1973 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1976 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)

Boxing Title Fight

1976 Former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman KOs Ron Lyle in 5th round at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; Foreman knocked down twice in 4th; 'The Ring' Fight of the Year

  • 1978 31st NHL All-Star Game, Buffalo Municipal Auditorium, Buffalo, NY: Wales beats Campbell, 3-2 (OT); MVP: Billy Smith, NY Islanders, G
  • 1981 Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

Sports History

1981 Kim Hughes scores 213 v India at Adelaide

Super Bowl

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

Sports History

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

Australian Open Women's Tennis

1987 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková of Czechoslovakia wins her 4th and final Grand Slam singles crown; beats Martina Navratilova 7-5, 7-6

  • 1988 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Australian Men's Tennis Open

1988 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins 3rd Australian title; beats home town favourite Pat Cash 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6

  • 1990 LAs' Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley (500-184) surpasses Don Nelson (500-317) to reach milestone
  • 1999 David Duval eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West; becomes only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour

NHL All-Star Game

1999 49th NHL All-Star Game, Ice Palace, Tampa, FL: North America beats World, 8-6; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, NY Rangers, C

  • 2007 55th NHL All-Star Game, American Airlines Centre, Dallas, TX: West beats East, 12-9; MVP: Daniel Briere, Buffalo Sabres, C
  • 2010 AFC Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN: Indianapolis Colts beat New York Jets, 30-17
  • 2010 NFC Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings, 31-28 (OT)
  • 2016 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver, CO: Denver Broncos beat New England Patriots, 20-18
  • 2016 NFC Championship, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC: Carolina Panthers beat Arizona Cardinals, 49-15
  • 2018 Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison
  • 2019 Search for missing Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala is called off after rescuers fail to find aircraft that disappeared from radar over English Channel 3 days earlier; search resumes funded by soccer community donations; wreckage discovered Feb 3
  • 2021 NFC Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin: Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Green Bay Packers, 31-26
  • 2021 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 38-24