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What happened in sport on this day..

January 15


 

 

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Australian sporting history on this day
1914
The Sydney To Melbourne motorcycle race was won by a Harry Jenkins riding a Douglas motorbike that generated 2¾ horsepower.
1921
Rollo Roylance (dec) , racing journalist, born Kew in Victoria
1954
Melbourne Cup and Sydney Cup winner, Straight Draw, won his first race, a Novice Handicap at Canterbury. He started at 4/1 and defeated Roman Emperor over 5 furlongs in 1.03.5.
1963
Australian squash player Ken Hiscoe became the first Australian male to win the British Amateur Squash Championship.
1982
Sailing his boat "Bandit", Mark Bethwaite won the first J24 world sailing title in Sydney.
1987
Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player, South Sydney (2014) was born.