Events in Sport on January 7

  • 1899 Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's
  • 1910 Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators sweep Galt (Ont) in 2 games
  • 1936 Tennis champs Helen Moody & Howard Kinsley volley 2,001 times (1h18m)
  • 1947 Australia v England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882

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1955 Marian Anderson becomes the 1st African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera

  • 1961 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
  • 1962 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

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1963 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1972 LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
  • 1973 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • 1979 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
  • 1979 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0
  • 1980 Minn ends Philadelphia Flyers' NHL record 35 game unbeaten streak ends

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1982 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 1983 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • 1985 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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1987 Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • 1989 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
  • 1989 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1992 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
  • 1992 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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2007 Phil Jackson wins his 900th game as a head coach, becoming the fastest coach to reach 900 career wins

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson
  • 2008 10th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Ohio State, 38-24
  • 2010 12th BCS National Championship: #1 Alabama beats #2 Texas, 37-21

Sport awardFootball Awards

2013 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • 2013 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14