January 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
  • Jan 1 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26
  • Jan 1 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • Jan 2 Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
  • Jan 10 No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jan 25 NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Jacques Ickx, Belgian Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
  • Jan 5 Sam Wyche, American NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 6 Barry John, Welsh rugby player, born in Cefneithin, United Kingdom
  • Jan 7 Tony Conigliaro, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • Jan 11 Michiko Okada, Japanese golfer (1-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Iwaki, Japan
  • Jan 20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
  • Jan 25 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Jan 26 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)

Person of interestDonna Caponi

Jan 29 Donna Caponi, American golfer (4-time LPGA major winner), born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi