Events in Sport on January 29

  • 1900 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1936 1st players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • 1940 33rd Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Thelma Coyne (5-7, 6-4, 6-0)
  • 1940 33rd Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1946 34th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch (6-4, 6-4)
  • 1946 34th Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Dinny Pails (5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2)
  • 1947 35th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Nell Hall Hopman (6-3, 6-2)
  • 1947 35th Men's Australian Championships: Dinny Pails beats John Bromwich (4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6)
  • 1948 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1963 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • 1964 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1964 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • 1964 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • 1967 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

Sport awardTennis Open

1968 56th Women's Australian Championships: Billie Jean King beats Margaret Court (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

  • 1968 56th Men's Australian Championships: William Bowrey beats Juan Gisbert, Sr (7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4)
  • 1974 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
  • 1974 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1978 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • 1979 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
  • 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
  • 1981 AL approves sale of White Sox to Jerry Reinsdorf & Eddie Einhorn for $20 million, & 80% of Mariners to George Argyros for $104 million
  • 1982 Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
  • 1982 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
  • 1984 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
  • 1984 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
  • 1984 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • 1988 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
  • 1988 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
  • 1989 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 77th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecii (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

1989 77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Suková 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1995 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

1995 Australian Open Women's tennis: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 1996 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002 The San Diego Chargers hire Marty Schottenheimer as their 13th head coach

Sport awardTennis Open

2006 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Marcos Baghdatis 5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2006 94th Women's Australian Open: Amelie Mauresmo beats Justine Henin (6-1, 2-0, ret.)
  • 2006 Irfan Pathan becomes first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 Ken Dryden's #29 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 2011 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Kim Clijsters wins her 4th and final Grand Slam title; beats Li Na of China 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • 2012 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 59-41

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 100th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5) , named one of the greatest grand slam finals ever

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Sport awardTennis Open

2012 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Victoria Azarenka beats Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • 2012 59th NHL All-Star Game: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson 12-9 at Ottawa, Ontario

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012 American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 2017 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his 18th Grand Slam
  • 2018 Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019
  • 2018 David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Miami