On This Day

January 1, 1947 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 13th Orange Bowl: #10 Rice beats #7 Tennessee, 8-0
  • 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina, 20-10
  • 33rd Rose Bowl: #5 Illinois beats #4 UCLA, 45-14

Birthdays in Sport

  • Leonard Thompson, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour, 3 x PGA Champions Tour wins), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina