Events in Sport on January 8

  • 1853 1st US bronze equestrian statue (of Andrew Jackson) unveiled, Washington
  • 1931 Philadelphia Quakers set then NHL record of 15 straight loses

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1938 Bradman scores 107 for South Australia v Qld (1st innings)

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1947 Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
  • 1955 Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
  • 1955 Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
  • 1955 Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open

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1962 Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

  • 1972 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
  • 1980 Islander Glenn Resch's 20th shut-out opponent-Canucks 3-0
  • 1980 NCAA decides to sponsor women's championships in 5 sports
  • 1984 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • 1984 AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
  • 1984 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
  • 1987 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1988 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • 1989 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • 1989 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3
  • 1991 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

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1993 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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1995 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1996 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1998 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position
  • 2000 "Music City Miracle", in AFC Wild Card Playoff, Tennessee Titans defeat Buffalo Bills 22-16 in last 16 seconds with Kevin Dyson, running length of the field for a game-winning touchdown
  • 2007 9th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Ohio State, 41-14

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2008 Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 2009 11th BCS National Championship: #2 Florida beats #1 Oklahoma, 24-14
  • 2012 "The 3:16 Game" AFC Wild Card Playof, underdogs Denver Broncos defeat Pittsburgh Steelers 29–23 with Tim Tebow connecting with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on first scrimmage play of overtime

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2013 Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash