On This Day

January 1, 1945 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26
  • 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jacky Ickx, Belgian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1969, 75-77, 81-82; 8 x F1 wins; Dakar Rally 1983; Bathurst 1000 1977), born in Brussels, Belgium