January 1969 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 18 of 18

1st - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
1st - 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
1st - 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
1st - 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
2nd - "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
12th - Super Bowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
14th - Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
14th - 19th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-112 at Baltimore
19th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
19th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
19th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
21st - 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
22nd - Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
27th - Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)
27th - 1st Men's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Rod Laver beats Andres Gimeno (6-3, 6-4, 7-5)
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King 27th - 1st Women's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-1)
28th - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
28th - 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 75 of 75

2nd - Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
2nd - Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
2nd - Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
2nd - Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer
Heavyweight Boxer Tommy MorrisonHeavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison (2nd) 2nd - Tommy Morrison, American boxer, (d. 2013)
3rd - Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
3rd - Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
3rd - Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)
4th - Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
4th - Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
5th - David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
5th - Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
5th - Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
6th - Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
6th - Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
6th - Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
7th - Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael SchumacherFormula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher (3rd) 7th - Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
7th - Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
8th - Brian Boehringer, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Yankees)
9th - Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
9th - Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
10th - Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
11th - Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
11th - Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
11th - Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
12th - Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
12th - Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
13th - Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
13th - John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
13th - Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
13th - Kevin Foster, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
13th - Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
13th - Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
14th - David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
14th - Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
14th - Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
15th - Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
15th - Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
15th - Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
15th - Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
15th - Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
15th - Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
16th - Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
16th - Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
18th - Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
18th - Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
19th - Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
19th - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
19th - Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
19th - Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
19th - Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
19th - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
21st - Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
21st - Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
21st - Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
21st - Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
22nd - Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
22nd - Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
22nd - Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
22nd - Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
23rd - Brendan Shanahan, Mimico Ont, NHL left wing (Whalers, Red Wings)
23rd - Eric Carter, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
23rd - Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer
24th - Louise McPaul, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
25th - Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
25th - Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
27th - Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing (Olympics-1996)
27th - Phil Plantier, Manchester NH, outfielder (SD Padres, Red Sox, A's)
27th - Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
28th - John Veenhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
29th - Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star (1995 Futures-Reims-FRA)
29th - Karen Fonteyne, Calgary Alberta, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
29th - Robert Young, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
31st - Mathew Pallister, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 4 of 4

1st - Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
8th - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
13th - Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
24th - Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72

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