January 1953 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • Jan 1 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • Jan 1 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • Jan 2 NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
  • Jan 9 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
  • Jan 10 NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 11 J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Jan 13 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Jan 17 41st Women's Australian Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Julia Sampson (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 17 41st Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 18 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jan 22 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • Jan 23 NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 23 NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 3 Angelo Parisi, French heavyweight judo (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Jan 4 Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 7 Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
  • Jan 8 Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
  • Jan 10 Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
  • Jan 15 Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 23 Pat Haden, NFL quarterback (LA Rams), born in Westbury, New York
  • Jan 28 Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 15 Cricketer Richie Benaud (22) weds Marcia Lavender at the Wesley Church in Sydney, Australia

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud