Events in Sport on January 29

  • 1900 American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minneapolis
  • 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 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 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins her 2nd Australian singles titles; beats Thelma Coyne 5-7, 6-4, 6-0
  • 1940 Australian Championships men's Tennis: Australian Adrian Quist beats countryman Jack Crawford 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 for his 2nd Australian title
  • 1946 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch 6-4, 6-4 for her 3rd Australian singles crown
  • 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
  • 1947 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown; beats Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 6-2
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 1967 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1967 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 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
  • 1974 27th NHL All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 6-4; MVP: Garry Unger, St. Louis, C
  • 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, 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 rec 54-game win streak
  • 1982 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians

Sport awardNBA 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

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 1984 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 45-3; MVP: Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins, QB

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 Second largest NBA crowd in history; Boston Celtics at Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit (61,938); Pistons win, 125-108
  • 1988 Detroit Pistons draw a then NBA regular season record crowd of 61,983 fans to the Pontiac Silverdome for a 125-108 win over the Boston Celtics
  • 1989 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 34-3; MVP: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles, QB

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 awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 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
  • 1995 Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • 1996 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 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, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 59-41; MVP: Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins, WR

Sport awardAustralian 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

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

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 Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his record 18th Grand Slam
  • 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 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 logo from uniforms in 2019
  • 2018 David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Miami