On This Day

January 1, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andy Andrews, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1982 runner-up), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Panagiotis Giannakis, Greek basketball guard and coach (EuroLeague champion 1996, Panathinaikos; FIBA European Selection 1980, 87, 90; Greek League Best Coach 2004, 06), born in Athens, Greece