January 1, 1949 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14

Deaths in Sport

  • Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63