January 26, 1932
William Wrigley Jr., the namesake of Wrigley Field and owner of the Chicago Cubs, died at age 70. Wrigley started a company selling soap and baking powder, but when he started including gum with each purchase the gum soon become more popular. He bought a minority stake in the Cubs in 1916 and was majority owner by 1921.
The Wrigley family would own the Cubs for another 60 years until they were sold to the Tribune Company in 1981.
Born on this day:
1935 Bob Uecker