January 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • Jan 1 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • Jan 1 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Jan 13 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • Jan 13 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • Jan 16 13th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 115-108 at Los Angeles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jan 19 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 19 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 22 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
  • Jan 26 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • Jan 27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)
  • Jan 1 Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • Jan 1 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer
  • Jan 2 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 2 Edgar Martinez, American baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
  • Jan 3 Ashley Chinner, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Jan 3 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 4 Linda Muri, rower (Olympics-96), born in Killingly, Connecticut
  • Jan 5 Jeff Fassero, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jan 6 Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jan 7 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • Jan 8 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • Jan 10 Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • Jan 11 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • Jan 11 Petra Schneider, E German swimming star (world record 400m)
  • Jan 11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • Jan 13 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
  • Jan 13 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 15 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 15 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jan 15 Yaro Dachniwsky, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • Jan 19 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 19 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jan 20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 21 Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
  • Jan 21 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • Jan 21 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jan 22 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 22 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • Jan 23 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 24 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
  • Jan 24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • Jan 25 Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
  • Jan 26 Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
  • Jan 26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • Jan 28 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan 29 Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • Jan 18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • Jan 25 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • Jan 30 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies