Today is a historical day in sports

January 23rd is a day like no other in sports history. Tons of history is made on this very day. In my mind most notably the election of Willie Mays  to the Baseball Hall of Fame happened on this day in 1979. That of course should not overshadow the premier of Barney Miller on ABC in 1975. Here is a partial time-line of some of the other important (mostly) sporting history that was made on this day.

Who knows maybe history will be made today!

1994     Bernie Kosar is 2nd quarterback to throw TD passes in AFC and NFC Champ games

1993     U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan

1988     Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match

1981     Red Sox trade Fred Lynn to Angels for Frank Tanana and Joe Rudi

1967     Stan Musial is named General Manager of Cards

1965     Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

1950     NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense and defense)

1812     7.8 earthquake shakes New Madrid, Missouri

638     Start of Islamic calendar

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