Back in Time: January 23
Former Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named general manager of the team.
Due to a front office mistake, the Red Sox are forced to trade Fred Lynn to the Angels. Boston failed to mail a new contract by the deadline, allowing the former rookie of the year to become a possible free agent.
Hulk Hogan beats The Iron Sheik to become World Wrestling Federation champion for the first time. The victory marked the start of the "Rock 'n Wrestling" era.
O.J. Simpson becomes the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football's Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Houston's Otis Thorpe becomes the 10th player in NBA history to play in 500 consecutive games, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the Rockets' 109-96 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
The NHL fines Rangers forward Theo Fleury $1,000 for making an obscene gesture to fans after a game.
Born on this Day
Hakeem Olajuwon (1963, pictured) <br>Frank Winters (1964) <br>Haywoode Workman (1966) <br>Eric Metcalf (1968) <br>Brendan Shanahan (1969) <br>Richard Smehlik (1970) <br>Mark Wohlers (1970) <br>Alan Embree (1970) <br>Julie Foudy (1971) <br>Kevin Mawae (1971) <br>Tanya Harding (1972) <br>Tito Ortiz (1975) <br>Wily Mo Pena (1982)