On This Day

January 1, 1944 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Charlie Davis, West Indies cricket batsman (15 Tests, 4 x 100s, 54.20 average), born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
  • Dick Gordon, American NFL wide receiver (Pro Bowl 1970-71, Chicago Bears), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), dies at 81