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Charles January

Full name: Charles James Hicks January, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: February 1, 1888 in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States
Died: April 26, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: Christian Brothers College, St. Louis (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Related Olympians: Brother of John January; Brother of Tom January.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Charles January was one of the January brothers, who competed in football (soccer) at the 1904 Olympics. He was a halfback along with his older brother John. “Hicks” January also briefly played minor league baseball. He later moved to McAllen, Texas where he ran a haberdashery and served as the postmaster of McAllen throughout the 1910s and 1920s. He had a daughter, Lois January, who became a motion picture actress, appearing in, among many other films, “The Wizard of Oz.” In the 1930s she was well known for playing the female lead in many low-budget westerns. In the 1930s, Charles January moved to Los Angeles to support his daughter’s movie career and worked there as a salesman at a ladies dress shop. He later moved back to McAllen, Texas, where he worked as a real estate agent.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 16 St. Louis Football Men's Football Christian Brothers' College-1 USA 2 Silver

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 16 St. Louis Football Christian Brothers' College-1 USA Final Standings 2 1904-11-16 0
1904 Summer 16 St. Louis Football Christian Brothers' College-1 USA Round-Robin Replay #3 1 1904-11-23 Christian Brothers' College-1 2, St. Rose-2 0
1904 Summer 16 St. Louis Football Christian Brothers' College-1 USA Round-Robin Match #1 2 1904-11-16 Galt Football Club 7, Christian Brothers' College-1 0 0
1904 Summer 16 St. Louis Football Christian Brothers' College-1 USA Round-Robin Match #3 1T 1904-11-18 St. Rose-2 0, Christian Brothers' College-1 0 0
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