Events in Sport on January 5

  • 1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • 1927 Judge Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox
  • 1931 1st woman to purchase a baseball team Lucille Thomas purchases Topeka franchise in the Western League
  • 1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

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1937 Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open

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1957 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 1964 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • 1971 Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.

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1982 Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • 1984 Adrian Dantley (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws

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1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 1990 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • 1991 Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
  • 1993 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • 1994 Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • 1994 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

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2007 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 2009 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21

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2010 Mike Shanahan is formally introduced as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan
  • 2010 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14
  • 2016 First batsman to ever score 1000 runs in a single innings in cricket - 15 year-old Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade is 1009 not out