Sports Events on 22/1      

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22/1/2008Theodore Theodoridis, member of the board of the Hellenic Football Federation since 1997, becomes National Associations Director of UEFA replacing Jacob Erel. Theodore Theodoridis is the son of Savvas Theodoridis, former Olympiacos goalkeeper.
22/1/2000One of the key players in the early years of greek basketball, Nikos Koutsalexis dies in Paris aged 83. He won 3 championships with Panellinios (1937, 1939, 1940)
22/1/2000Popi Ouzouni becomes the first Greek female athlete to throw the shot beyond 19m (19.03m) improving her own record (18.12m on January 26, 1997)
22/1/1984During the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII, a TV commercial launched by Apple computers is shown for the first time in a single airing which introduces the Macintosh personal computer, directed by Ridley Scott, director of Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, and American Gangster. The commercial, which will be considered to be a “watershed event” and a “masterpiece”, is influenced by the book Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and concludes with text which reads: "On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984.
22/1/1983The Portland Trail Blazers outscore the Huston Rockets 17-0 in overtime to win 113-96. Huston become the first NBA team ever to be held scoreless in overtime
22/1/1973George Foreman knocks out Joe Frazier for the heavyweight title in the first boxing match shown live on TV
22/1/1968Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, gold winner in 100m free style at the 1912 and 1920 Olympics, dies in Honolulu aged 77
22/1/1964The first Lighting Ceremony for Winter Olympic Games, those of Innsbruck (the 2nd Winter Games since the first were those of Chamonix in 1924), takes place in Ancient Olympia. The first Olympics in history that took the light from Olympia were the Summer Olympics of Berlin in 1936
22/1/1959Mike Hawthorn, the first English world champion in car races, dies in an automobile accident on the A3 Guildford bypass, trying to pass racer Rob Ealker with his Jaguar
22/1/1955Joe Davis beats Willie Smith in snooker after scoring 147 points (the first official maximum) at Leicester Square Hall
22/1/1938Greece defeat Palestine 3-1 in Tel Aviv (Kleanthis Vikelidis 2, Antonis Migiakis 1). It is the first away victory for the national football team. From 1929 till the beginning of the war Greece played only 32 matches
22/1/1927First radio broadcast of a football match, Arsenal - Sheffield United at Highbury. BBC's first broadcast will take place 9 years later, in 1936 (Arsenal - Everton)


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