January 1957 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
  • Jan 1 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
  • Jan 1 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
  • Jan 4 Dodgers buy 44 passenger twin-engine airplane for $775,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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Jan 10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Mickey Wright wins Sea Island Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jan 13 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 19-10
  • Jan 15 Brooklyn Dodgers sign a new 3 year lease for Ebbets Field
  • Jan 15 7th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 109-97 at Boston

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 20 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jan 26 Joseph F Cairnes succeeds Lou Perini as President of Milwaukee Braves
  • Jan 27 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
  • Jan 28 45th Women's Australian Championships: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 45th Men's Australian Championships: Ashley Cooper beats Neale Fraser (6-3, 9-11, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 5 Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Nancy Lopez, American golfer (3 Majors, 48 LPGA tour wins), born in Torrance, California

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Jan 7 Julian Solis, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Jan 11 Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11 Bryan Robson, English footballer and manager
  • Jan 13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • Jan 13 Mark Francis O'Meara, Goldsboro NC, PGA golfer (1984 Greater Milw)
  • Jan 17 Donna Stone, NJ, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 17 Michel Vaarten, Belgian cyclist
  • Jan 19 Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)
  • Jan 20 Leonard C Clements, Cherry Point NC, PGA golfer (1994 Bob Hope-2nd)
  • Jan 21 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
  • Jan 21 Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 22 Mike Bossy, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game, born in Montreal, Quebec

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jan 25 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 26 Ashok Malhotra, cricketer (Indian batsman in 7 Tests 1982-84)
  • Jan 26 Shivlal Yadav, cricketer (Indian off-spinner 102 Test wickets 1979-87)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28 Nick Price, Zimbabwean PGA golfer (1991 Byron Nelson Classic), born in Durban, South Africa

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 30 Payne Stewart, American PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • Jan 31 Shirley F Babashoff, California, swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 19 Golfer Gary Player (21) weds Bobby Verwey's sister Vivienne Verwey

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 24 Daniel Taylor, cricketer (bro of Herbie, 2 Tests for S Af 1914), dies