Events in Sport on January 29

  • 1900 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 1906 Dutch speed skater Coen de King skates a world record 32,370m in one hour

1st Winter Olympics

1924 Swiss team of Denis Vaucher (C), Alfred Aufdenblatten, Antoine Julen & Alfons Julen win the military patrol gold medal at the Chamonix Winter Olympics; first version of the biathlon

Hall of Fame

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

Australian Men's Tennis Open

1940 Australian Championships men's Tennis: Australian Adrian Quist beats countryman Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title

  • 1940 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her 2nd Australian singles titles; beats Thelma Coyne 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1946 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: John Bromwich wins his 2nd Australian title; beats fellow Australian Dinny Pails 5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  • 1946 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Australian singles crown
  • 1947 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Dinny Pails beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6 for his only Grand Slam title
  • 1947 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown; beats Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 6-2
  • 1948 Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs and Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
  • 1955 John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
  • 1964 IX 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

Sports History

1966 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming

Hall of Fame

1967 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 1967 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ
  • 1968 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Bill Bowrey wins his first and only Grand Slam title; beats Juan Gisbert Sr. of Spain 7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4

Australian Open Women's Tennis

1968 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats home favourite Margaret Court 6-1, 6-2 for her 13th Grand Slam singles title

  • 1974 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1974 27th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 6-4; MVP: Garry Unger, St. Louis, C
  • 1978 JoAnne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • 1979 NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: NFC beats AFC, 13-7; MVP: Ahmad Rashād, Minnesota Vikings, WR
  • 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 record 54-game winning streak
  • 1982 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians

NBA All-Star Game

1984 34th NBA All-Star Game, Denver: East beats West, 154-145 (OT); MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G; first All-Star Saturday; Legends Classic, West wins, 64-63; first Slam-Dunk winner, Larry Nance

  • 1984 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 45-3; MVP: Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins, QB

Sports History

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

  • 1988 Detroit Pistons draw a then record NBA regular season crowd of 61,983 fans to the Pontiac Silverdome for a 125-108 win over the Boston Celtics

Australian Men's Tennis Open

1989 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins his first Australian title; beats fellow Czech Miloslav Mecii 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Sports History

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

  • 1989 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 34-3; MVP: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles, QB
  • 1994 Frankie Randall beats Mexican boxing legend Julio César Chávez by split decision to win WBC super lightweight title at MGM Grand, Las Vegas; Chavez's 1st knockdown of career in 11th and 1st loss in 91 pro fights

Australian Men's Tennis Open

1995 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow American Pete Sampras 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

Super Bowl

1995 Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB

Sports History

1996 Last day of Test cricket for Australian cricketer David Boon

Australian Open Women's Tennis

2000 Australian Open Women's Tennis: American Lindsay Davenport claims her 3rd and final career Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 6-1, 7-5

NBA Record

2000 Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)

Sports History

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

Australian Open Women's Tennis

2005 Australian Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Serena Williams wins her 2nd Australian title; beats Lindsay Davenport 2-6, 6-3, 6-0

Australian Men's Tennis 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

  • 2006 Irfan Pathan becomes first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match

Sports History

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

Australian Open Women's Tennis

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

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2012 100th Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5; longest Grand Slam singles final in duration in the Open Era, 5 hours 53 minutes

  • 2012 59th NHL All-Star Game, Scotiabank Place, Ottawa: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson, 12-9; Marián Gáborík, NY Rangers, LW

Sports History

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

  • 2012 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 59-41; MVP: Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins, WR

Sports History

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

  • 2017 62nd NHL All Star Games, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, CA: Metropolitan All Stars win four team 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers, RW
  • 2017 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his record 18th Grand Slam
  • 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB
  • 2018 Cleveland Indians announce they will remove "Chief Wahoo" caricature logo from uniforms in 2019

Sports History

2018 David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Florida; Inter Miami CF

Sports History

2019 In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6, 2018

  • 2022 Australian Open Women's Tennis: World #1 Ash Barty wins her home Grand Slam event for the first time; beats American Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6