On This Day

January 1, 1955 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7
  • 21st Sugar Bowl: #5 Navy beats #6 Mississippi, 21-0
  • 41st Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #17 Southern California, 20-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), born in Columbia, South Carolina