January 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
  • Jan 1 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
  • Jan 1 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
  • Jan 5 Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
  • Jan 11 Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jan 17 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
  • Jan 22 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
  • Jan 22 Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
  • Jan 26 High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
  • Jan 26 Oakland Raiders enter the American Football League

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 26 Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Jan 28 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (opening batsman 1986-87)
  • Jan 5 Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
  • Jan 5 Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
  • Jan 6 Paul William Azinger, American PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open), born in Holyoke MA
  • Jan 6 Paul Azinger, American PGA golfer, born in Holyoke, Massachusetts
  • Jan 9 David Peoples, American golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open), born in Augusta, Maine
  • Jan 9 Lisa Walters, Canadian LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), born in Prince Rupert British Columbia
  • Jan 12 Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Jan 12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 13 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • Jan 15 Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
  • Jan 17 Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jan 19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), Eastern St Louis
  • Jan 23 Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
  • Jan 23 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
  • Jan 26 Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
  • Jan 26 Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 29 Gregory Efthimos Louganis, diver (Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 29 Sean Kerly, hockey player
  • Jan 29 Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
  • Jan 31 Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica California

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
  • Jan 7 Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
  • Jan 10 Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)