January 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 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.
  • 1st 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • 1st 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • 1st 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Weddings & Divorces in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

3rd 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

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