Events in Sport in January 1969

  • 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

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22nd Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial

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27th Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll

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27th 1st Men's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Rod Laver beats Andres Gimeno (6-3, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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27th 1st Women's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 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