Events in Sport on January 5

  • 1859 1st steamboat the North Star sails up the northern Red River, America

Sports History

1895 Victor Trumper makes first-class debut for NSW 17 yrs 64 days

Sports History

1925 England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings

  • 1925 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings

Sports History

1927 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis begins 3-day public hearing on charges that 4 games played between Chicago & Detroit in 1917 had been thrown to White Sox

  • 1931 First woman to purchase a baseball team, Lucille Thomas buys Topeka Senators franchise in the Western League
  • 1934 National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

Sports History

1937 Australian cricket batsmen Jack Fingleton (136) and Don Bradman (out 270 the following day) make then record stand of 346 for 6th wicket in 3rd Test vs England in Melbourne

Sports History

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

  • 1960 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • 1964 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: San Diego Chargers beat Boston Patriots, 51-10; Chargers RB Keith Lincoln rushes for 206 yards, 2 TDs

Sports History

1971 Body of former world heavyweight boxing champion Charles "Sonny" Liston (40) is found by his wife Geraldine at their Las Vegas home; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days; foul play suspected

  • 1971 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game winning streak
  • 1976 Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia at SCG against West Indies

Sports History

1982 Star center Darryl Sittler leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs on medical advice because of mental depression; trade request was taking too long

Sports History

1985 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

  • 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

Sports History

1992 Indian cricket all-rounder Ravi Shastri scores 206 in 3rd Test in Sydney before being Shane Warne's first Test wicket, the first of 708 for Australia

Sports History

1993 Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Hall of Fame

1993 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

  • 1994 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • 1995 Bill Fitch becomes the 5th coach in NBA history to register 850 career victories with the LA Clippers' 95-93 home win over Philadelphia 76'ers at the LA Memorial Sports Arena

Sports History

1996 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

Hopman Cup

2002 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 2nd title; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario & Tommy Robredo beat American pair Monica Seles & Jan-Michael Gambill 6-4, 6-2 for a 2-1 victory

Sports History

2007 Bill Cowher resigns as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

  • 2007 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Dmitry Tursunov beats Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4, 7-5 to give Russia an unassailable 2-0 lead, and first title
  • 2009 38th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Texas beats #10 Ohio State, 24-21
  • 2010 76th Orange Bowl: #10 Iowa beats #9 Georgia Tech, 24-14

Sports History

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

Hopman Cup

2013 25th Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Spain wins 4th title; Anabel Medina Garrigues & Fernando Verdasco beat high profile Serbian pair Ana Ivanović & Novak Đoković 6-4, 7-5 to clinch 2-1 victory

  • 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

NBA Record

2019 Golden State and Sacramento combine for 41 3-pointers in Warriors' 127-123 win; set new NBA record for 3s in a game; Stephen Curry hits 10 triples while Buddy Hield leads Kings with 8, Justin Jackson adds 5

Hopman Cup

2019 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Swiss pair Roger Federer & Belinda Bencic clinch 2-1 win over Germany; beat Angelique Kerber & Alexander Zverev 4-0, 1-4, 4-3; Switzerland's 4th event success

  • 2021 86th Heisman Trophy Award: DeVonta Smith, Alabama (WR)