January 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12
  • Jan 1 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • Jan 1 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • Jan 11 Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
  • Jan 11 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mayfair Golf Open
  • Jan 11 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 28-21
  • Jan 18 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • Jan 23 9th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 124-108 at Detroit
  • Jan 26 47th Women's Australian Championships: Mary Carter Reitano beats Renee Schuurman Haygarth (6-2, 6-3)
  • Jan 26 47th Men's Australian Championships: Alex Olmedo beats Neale Fraser (6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)
  • Jan 28 Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Kirti Azad, cricketer (Indian off-spin all-rounder in 7 Tests 1981-83)

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Jan 6 Kapil Dev, Chandigarh Punjab, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)

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  • Jan 6 Nancy Rubin Sharff, New Kensington, LPGA golfer (1991 Jamie Farr-9th)
  • Jan 8 Michael Harwood, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 9 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 9 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • Jan 10 Chandra Cheesborough, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-84), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jan 11 Brett Bodine, auto racer
  • Jan 14 Paul Terry, cricketer (in Germany Two Tests England v WI 1984)
  • Jan 20 Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star
  • Jan 21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • Jan 27 Chris Collinsworth, NFL wide receiver/TV sportscaster
  • Jan 31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 17 Abdul Aziz, cricket, dies at 17 struck by ball in fc match for Karachi
  • Jan 22 Mike Hawthorn, English race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1929)