January 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 1 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • Jan 1 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9
  • Jan 3 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • Jan 15 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • Jan 19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • Jan 20 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
  • Jan 20 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 29 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
  • Jan 29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 2 Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
  • Jan 3 Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 3 Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jan 3 Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 4 Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 5 Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 5 Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 6 Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 6 Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jan 6 Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Jan 6 Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 8 Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jan 8 Brian Roberson, wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jan 9 Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)
  • Jan 9 Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 10 Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 10 Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 10 Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
  • Jan 10 Steve Marlet, French footballer
  • Jan 11 Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jan 11 Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 11 Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • Jan 11 Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 11 Jens Nowotny, German footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 12 Melanie Chisholm, English singer "Sporty Spice" (Spice Girls), born in Whiston, England

Singer-Songwriter Mel C
Singer-Songwriter
Mel C
  • Jan 13 Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 13 Sergei Brylin, NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 14 Hugues Legault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 14 Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 14 Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 14 Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 15 Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 15 Ray King, American baseball player
  • Jan 17 Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jan 17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 17 Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 17 Sharon Marie Ferris, New Zealand sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 17 Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
  • Jan 18 Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 19 Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 19 Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • Jan 19 Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
  • Jan 19 Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 19 Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
  • Jan 20 Calvin Harrison, American athlete (Olympic gold medalist), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Jan 20 Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 21 Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
  • Jan 21 Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 21 Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 21 Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 22 Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
  • Jan 22 Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
  • Jan 23 Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
  • Jan 23 Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • Jan 24 Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 25 Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 25 Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 28 Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 28 Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 28 Tony Delk, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • Jan 28 Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Jan 28 Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 28 Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
  • Jan 28 Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jan 29 David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 29 Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 29 Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 29 Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)
  • Jan 30 Martina Jerant, Windsor Ontario, basketball center (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 30 Robert Rollins, cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman)
  • Jan 31 Bob Mulder, soccer player (Appingedam, FC Groningen)
  • Jan 31 Lorenzo Styles, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 31 Othella Harrington, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Jan 31 Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Jan 31 Tory Toogood, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 31 Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 21 Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • Jan 30 Bill Whitty, Australian cricketer (left-arm bowler 1909-12), dies at 87