January 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
  • Jan 1 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • Jan 1 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • Jan 2 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
  • Jan 10 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
  • Jan 13 15th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 124-123 at St. Louis
  • Jan 16 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 31 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 1 Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 1 Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 2 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 2 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jan 3 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 3 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 4 Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
  • Jan 4 John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 4 Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 4 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 5 Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 5 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • Jan 6 Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
  • Jan 6 Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
  • Jan 6 Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 6 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
  • Jan 7 Mark Rushmere, cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
  • Jan 8 Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler)
  • Jan 8 Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 9 Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jan 9 Carin Garbarra, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jan 9 Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 9 Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 9 Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
  • Jan 9 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 9 Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 10 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • Jan 11 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 11 Steve Vancil, golfer (1989 City of Portland), born in Oregon City, Oregon
  • Jan 12 Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
  • Jan 14 Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
  • Jan 15 Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 15 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 15 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
  • Jan 17 Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
  • Jan 17 Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 18 Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
  • Jan 19 Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 20 Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 20 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
  • Jan 20 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
  • Jan 21 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jan 21 Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 21 Tania Abitbol, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 22 Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 24 Ross MacDonald, star sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 25 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • Jan 25 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98)
  • Jan 26 Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Jan 26 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 26 Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
  • Jan 27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jan 27 Mike Newell, English football manager
  • Jan 29 Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)
  • Jan 29 Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 29 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 31 Adam Johnson, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31 Bobby Dollas, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 31 Kim Clarke, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 31 RenĂ© Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 28 Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
  • Jan 30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car