This Day in Sports History: 1/23

  • 1879 – The US National Archery Association forms in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

  • 1944 – The Detroit Red Wings set an NHL record for most goals and most points in a single game – a 15-0 victory over the New York Rangers in which the team had a total of 37 assists.

  • 1953 – The Dallas Texans move to Baltimore and change their name to the Colts.

  • 1962 – Jackie Robinson and Bob Feller are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1967 – Stan Musial his hired as GM of the St. Louis Cardinals.

  • 1979 – Willie Mays is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 1981 – Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders becomes the first player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games.

  • 1983 – Tennis star Bjorn Borg announces his retirement.

  • 1985 – OJ Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

  • 1998 – The Denver Nuggets tie an NBA record with their 23rd consecutive loss.

  • 2000 – Dallas Mavericks coach Don Nelson wins his 900th career game.

  • 2016 – EC Central’s Damien Jefferson hits a running shot just inside half court to defeat Griffith in a Region classic at the Hammond Civic Center – watch video of Jefferson’s last second heave below!

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