January 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Sport

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