Events in Sport on January 25

  • 1894 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1924 I Winter Olympic Games open in Chamonix, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 340* for NSW v Victoria, 488 mins, 38 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Melbourne: Daphne Akhurst Cozens wins 3rd straight Australian singles title; beats Sylvia Lance Harper 10-8, 2-6, 7-5
  • 1930 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Edgar Moon wins his first and only Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Harry Hopman 6-3, 6-1, 6-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1939 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1945 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952 Test debut of Australian Richie Benaud, v West Indies at the SCG

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1960 Wilt Chamberlain scores 58 points, the most ever by an NBA rookie, as Philadelphia Warriors beat Detroit Pistons, 127-117 at Bethlehem, PA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961 Toronto left wing Frank Mahovlich scores twice, giving him 39 for the season, and making him highest single season goal scorer in Maple Leafs' history, as Toronto beats Montreal Canadiens, 5-3

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • 1972 25th NHL All-Star Game, Metropolitan Sports Centre, Bloomington, IN: East beats West, 3-2; MVP: Bobby Orr, Boston, D

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 10th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 1st

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1977 30th NHL All-Star Game, Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC: Wales beats Campbell, 4-3; MVP: Rick Martin, Buffalo Sabres, LW
  • 1978 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • 1980 Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics

  • 1981 Super Bowl XV, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10; MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1986 Edmonton's Paul Coffey sets NHL record for defensemen with a point in his 28th consecutive game, as the Oilers beat the visiting LA Kings, 5-2

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey

Sport awardSuper Bowl

1987 Super Bowl XXI, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20; MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

1987 75th Australian Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins 2nd career Grand Slam title and 2nd Australian title; beats home town favourite Pat Cash 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • 1988 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1989 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner

Sports record brokenNHL Record

1989 Mario Lemieux scores a goal and 3 assists in Penguins' 5-4 win over Winnipeg in Pittsburgh; sets NHL record by picking up a point in 14 consecutive games; record stands for 10 years

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull scores twice in Blues' 9-4 win at Detroit, to give him 50 goals in 49 games; becomes 3rd player in NHL history with 50 goals in less than 50 games

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1991 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide

Sport awardTennis Open

1992 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1994 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1995 Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 5-1 in the first NHL game in their new home, the United Center; defenseman Chris Chelios leads scoring with a goal and 2 assists
  • 1996 Ottawa Senators set an NHL record with 16th consecutive home game without a win (0-15-1) in a 4-2 loss to Detroit at the Palladium; old record (15) shared by 1928 Black Hawks & 1939 Canadiens
  • 1997 In a high profile NHL trade, San Jose obtain future Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Ed Belfour from Chicago in exchange for goaltender Chris Terreri, Ulf Dahlen, Michal Sykora and a conditional pick in 1998 Entry Draft

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
  • 1998 Super Bowl XXXII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers, 31-24; MVP: Terrell Davis, Denver RB
  • 1999 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled

Sport awardTennis Open

2003 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 5th Grand Slam singles title and 4th straight; beats older sister Venus Williams 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 for her first Australian title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams
  • 2009 57th NHL All-Star Game, Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec: East beats West, 12-11, SO; MVP: Alexei Kovalev, Montreal Canadiens, RW
  • 2014 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Li Na of China becomes first Asian Australian champion; beats Dominika Cibulková of Slovakia 7-6, 6-0
  • 2015 60th NHL All-Star Game, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH: Team Toews beats Team Foligno, 17-12; MVP: Ryan Johansen

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

2015 NFL Pro Bowl, University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ: Team Irvin beats Team Carter, 32-28; MVPs: J.J. Watt, Houston Texans, DE; Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, QB

American Football Player J.J. Watt
American Football Player
J.J. Watt