Events in Sport on January 25

  • 1894 James J Corbett KOs Charley Mitchell in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1924 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1930 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • 1930 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats 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

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

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 1972 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota

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

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

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 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: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
  • 1987 Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 75th Men's Australian Open: Stefan Edberg beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 75th Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-5, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 1991 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
  • 1994 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 1998 Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament

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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: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
  • 1999 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
  • 2009 57th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 12-11 at Montreal, Quebec
  • 2014 102nd Women's Australian Open: Li Na beats Dominika Cibulkov√° (7-6, 6-0)
  • 2015 60th NHL All-Star Game: Team Toews beats Team Foligno 17-12 at Columbus, Ohio
  • 2015 NFL Pro Bowl: Team Irvin beats Team Carter 32-28