January 1, 1926: The University of Alabama football team wins the Rose Bowl. This was the first of six Rose Bowl appearances for Alabama and the first time a southern football team was invited to play in a national bowl game.
Sir Len Hutton - Captain of England during the Fifth Test Match at the Oval, during the Ashes series against Australia in the heady summer of 1938. Hutton made 364 (caught: Hassett bowled: O'Reilly) - still the highest individual Test score by an English batsman - in England's team total of 903 - 7 (declared). England won the match by an innings and 579 runs.