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, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 6 Barry John, Welsh rugby player
  • Jan 7 Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 20 Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
  • Jan 26 Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
  • Jan 29 Donna Marie Caponi Young, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Donna Caponi, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner, born in Detroit, Michigan

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi