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 Sports History and Sports Events on January 26 provides the history of Sports on January 26 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on January 26. Create a FREE personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
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Mel Ott and Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame, January 26, 1951
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High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points, January 26, 1960
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Danny Heater scores 135 pts in basketball game (Boys' HS), January 26, 1960
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Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational, January 26, 1958
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Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic, January 26, 1986
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Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot, January 26, 1960
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NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-20, January 26, 1976
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Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame, January 26, 1991
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Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for being a pro, January 26, 1913
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Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal, January 26, 1924
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7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, January 26, 1956
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British Rugby Union forms, January 26, 1871
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Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms, January 26, 1921
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65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61), January 26, 1991
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80th Australian Mens Tennis: Jim Courier beats S Edberg (63 36 64 62), January 26, 1992
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85th Australian Mens Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (62 63 63), January 26, 1997
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