What Happened on January 1, 1974

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9
  • 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21

Sport awardTennis Open

62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa
  • World Population Year begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)