January 1954 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • Jan 1 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • Jan 1 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • Jan 1 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • Jan 9 Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • Jan 17 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
  • Jan 17 Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
  • Jan 21 4th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 98-93 (OT) at New York City
  • Jan 23 Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • Jan 28 1954 NFL Draft: Bobby Garrett from University of Stanford first pick by Cleveland Browns

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Jan 3 Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jan 6 Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Jan 7 Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • Jan 14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • Jan 15 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 17 Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 19 Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • Jan 23 Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • Jan 24 Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jan 25 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • Jan 25 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • Jan 26 Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
  • Jan 27 Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • Jan 29 Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jan 31 Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Actress
Marilyn Monroe

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • Jan 20 Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • Jan 20 Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies