On This Day in Sport for January 1

Events in Sport

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  • 1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
  • 1902 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
  • 1909 Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
  • 1913 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1916 2nd Rose Bowl: Washington State beats Brown 14-0
  • 1917 3rd Rose Bowl: Oregon beats Pennsylvania 14-0
  • 1918 4th Rose Bowl: Mare Island - USMC beats Camp Lewis - US Army 19-7
  • 1919 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • 1920 6th Rose Bowl: Harvard beats Oregon 7-6
  • 1921 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
  • 1923 9th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Penn State, 14-3
  • 1924 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • 1925 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • 1926 12th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington, 20-19
  • 1927 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 1927 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • 1929 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
  • 1930 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11
  • 1931 17th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington State, 24-0
  • 1932 18th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Tulane, 21-12
  • 1934 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • 1935 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • 1935 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • 1935 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • 1936 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • 1936 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • 1936 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • 1937 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • 1937 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • 1937 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
  • 1938 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • 1938 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • 1938 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • 1939 25th Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #3 Duke, 7-3
  • 1940 26th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Tennessee, 14-0
  • 1940 6th Sugar Bowl: #1 Texas A&M beats #5 Tulane, 14-13
  • 1940 6th Orange Bowl: #16 Georgia Tech beats #6 Missouri, 21-7
  • 1941 27th Rose Bowl: #2 Stanford beats #7 Nebraska, 21-13
  • 1941 7th Sugar Bowl: #4 Boston College beats #6 Tennessee, 19-13
  • 1941 7th Orange Bowl: #9 Mississippi State beats #13 Georgetown, 14-7
  • 1942 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • 1942 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • 1942 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • 1943 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 1943 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • 1943 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 1944 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0
  • 1944 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 1944 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • 1945 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
  • 1945 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26

  • 1945 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 1946 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
  • 1946 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • 1946 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
  • 1947 33rd Rose Bowl: #5 Illinois beats #4 UCLA, 45-14
  • 1947 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina, 20-10
  • 1947 13th Orange Bowl: #10 Rice beats #7 Tennessee, 8-0

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1948 Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
  • 1948 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
  • 1948 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
  • 1949 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14
  • 1949 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • 1949 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • 1951 37th Rose Bowl: #9 Michigan beats #5 California, 14-6
  • 1951 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
  • 1951 17th Orange Bowl: #10 Clemson beats #15 Miami (FL), 15-14
  • 1952 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • 1952 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • 1952 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • 1953 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • 1953 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • 1953 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • 1954 Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • 1954 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • 1954 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • 1954 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • 1955 41st Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #17 Southern California, 20-7
  • 1955 21st Sugar Bowl: #5 Navy beats #6 Mississippi, 21-0
  • 1955 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7
  • 1957 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
  • 1957 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
  • 1957 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
  • 1958 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • 1958 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • 1958 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • 1959 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12
  • 1959 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • 1959 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • 1960 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
  • 1960 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
  • 1960 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
  • 1962 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • 1962 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • 1962 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • 1963 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • 1963 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • 1963 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 1964 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7

Birthdays in Sport


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1857 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1933)

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • 1863 Pierre de Coubertin, French baron (revived Olympic games)
  • 1875 N F Druce, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1897-98)
  • 1898 George van Derton, Belgian racer (won 500 race)
  • 1902 Buster Nupen, cricketer (1-eyed South African quick, great on matting)
  • 1904 Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1906 Frank Stack, Canadian speed skater (Olympic bronze 1932)
  • 1908 Kinue Hitoma, Japan, 800m runner (Oly-silver-1928)
  • 1909 D D Hindlekar, cricketer (Indian batsman & wicket-keeper 1936-46)

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1911 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1918 Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)
  • 1919 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • 1921 Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1927 Doak Walker, American football star (d. 1998)
  • 1927 Calum MacKay, Canadian hockey player (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • 1932 Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Willye B White, US jumper (Olympics-silver-1956)
  • 1940 Jack Kiefer, Columbia PA, PGA golfer (1994 Ralphs Senior Classic)
  • 1943 Jerilyn Britz, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1944 Charlie Davis, cricketer (WI batsman in 15 Tests 1968-73)
  • 1945 Jacques Ickx, Belgian Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
  • 1946 Manfred Stengl, Austrian 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1960)
  • 1946 Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • 1951 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • 1955 Michael James Sullivan, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1961 Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
  • 1963 Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)
  • 1963 Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • 1963 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer
  • 1965 Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965 Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • 1965 Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1966 Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998)
  • 1967 Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • 1967 Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 1968 John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1968 Sandy Beasley, softball outfielder (Olympics-96), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1968 Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
  • 1969 Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • 1970 Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1970 Vadim Glovatskiy, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • 1971 Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
  • 1971 Bridget Pettis, American Basketball player (WNBA guard for Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971 Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • 1971 Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Sammie Henson, American wrestler
  • 1972 Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • 1972 Ivan Droppa, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • 1972 Lilian Thuram, French footballer
  • 1973 Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • 1973 Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • 1973 Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1973 Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1975 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1975 Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1975 Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • 1976 Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider, born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1977 Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
  • 1978 Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1981 Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
  • 1981 Abdülkadir Koçak, Turkish boxer
  • 1982 David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
  • 1983 Calum Davenport, English footballer
  • 1984 José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
  • 1984 Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1985 Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1986 Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • 1987 Gilbert Brule, Canadian professional hockey player
  • 1987 Devin Setoguchi, Canadian professional hockey player
  • 1989 Marvin Austin, American football player
  • 1991 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic Gold 2016, helmsman America's Cup 2017), born in Tauranga, New Zealand
  • 1992 Jack Wilshere, English footballer
  • 1994 He Kexin, Chinese gymnast

Weddings in Sport

  • 2000 Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1944 C T B Turner, cricket (17 Tests 1886-95, 101 wkt All time great), dies
  • 1944 Charles Turner, Australian cricketer (b. 1862)
  • 1949 Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
  • 1964 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • 1967 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • 1969 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
  • 1980 Frank Clifford Wykoff, sprinter (Olympic gold 28, 32, 36), dies at 70
  • 1986 Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • 1986 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • 1990 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
  • 1997 Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
  • 1997 John Burgess, rugby administrator, dies at 71

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1998 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 2003 Joe Foss, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician (b. 1915)
  • 2007 Ernie Koy, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • 2007 Darrent Williams, American football player (b. 1982)
  • 2012 Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
  • 2012 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90