January 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • Jan 1 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • Jan 1 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 5 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
  • Jan 13 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 13 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 14 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • Jan 15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • Jan 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jan 29 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • Jan 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 2 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • Jan 2 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
  • Jan 3 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Jan 4 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • Jan 5 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jan 6 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 6 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Henry Maske, German boxer
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • Jan 7 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star
  • Jan 8 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Jan 9 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • Jan 10 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jan 13 Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
  • Jan 14 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • Jan 15 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
  • Jan 15 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • Jan 16 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • Jan 16 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • Jan 16 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • Jan 17 Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jan 18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Jan 18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 20 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jan 20 Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
  • Jan 20 Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 22 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • Jan 22 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 23 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 24 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jan 25 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • Jan 27 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • Jan 27 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 27 Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jan 28 Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
  • Jan 29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 29 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • Jan 29 John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 31 Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jan 31 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
  • Jan 31 Sharon Cain, team handball center back (Olympics-1996), born in San Antonio, Texas

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)