Events in Sport in January 1989

  • Jan 2 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • Jan 2 75th Rose Bowl: #11 Michigan beats #5 Southern California, 22-14
  • Jan 2 55th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #7 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 2 18th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Notre Dame beats #3 West Virginia, 34-21
  • Jan 2 55th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #6 Nebraska, 23-3
  • Jan 5 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • Jan 7 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
  • Jan 7 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Jan 8 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • Jan 8 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 9 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jan 11 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
  • Jan 13 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jan 17 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
  • Jan 17 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup Australian Tri-Series)
  • Jan 20 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
  • Jan 21 A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Oklahoma football player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • Jan 23 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 25 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
  • Jan 27 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Jan 27 Okla linebacker Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
  • Jan 29 Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 77th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecii (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 30 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore