January 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • Jan 1 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • Jan 1 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • Jan 1 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10

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Jan 2 NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Jan 4 NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Jan 6 Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • Jan 9 NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jan 12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0
  • Jan 17 Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jan 21 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
  • Jan 24 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
  • Jan 26 Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 26 Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • Jan 3 Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
  • Jan 4 James Milner, English footballer
  • Jan 4 Steve Slaton, American football player
  • Jan 6 Paul McShane, Irish footballer
  • Jan 7 Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • Jan 8 David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 12 Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 13 Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • Jan 14 Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • Jan 15 Fred Davis, American football player
  • Jan 23 Steven Taylor, English footballer
  • Jan 25 Chris O'Grady, English footballer
  • Jan 25 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jan 26 Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • Jan 28 Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete
  • Jan 29 Mark Howard, English football player
  • Jan 29 Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
  • Jan 29 Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
  • Jan 30 Nick Evans, American baseball player
  • Jan 31 Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian football goalkeeper

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 3 Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Jan 1 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • Jan 2 Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
  • Jan 15 James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • Jan 24 Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • Jan 25 Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies