January 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
  • Jan 1 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • Jan 1 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
  • Jan 11 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
  • Jan 12 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
  • Jan 14 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • Jan 29 34th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 29 34th Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Dinny Pails (5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Manfred Stengl, Austrian 2 man lugist (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Jan 1 Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • Jan 6 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)
  • Jan 8 Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 10 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics 1968)
  • Jan 11 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jan 23 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • Jan 31 Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies
  • Jan 9 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)