On This Day

January 2, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 27th Orange Bowl: #5 Missouri beats #4 Navy, 21-14
  • 27th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats Rice, 14-6
  • 47th Rose Bowl: #6 Washington beats #1 Minnesota, 17-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Craig James, American NFL running back and sports commentator (Pro Bowl 1985; New England Patriots; ABC, ESPN), born in Jacksonville, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Bob Catterall, South African cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for South Africa 1922-31), dies at 60