On This Day

January 1, 1965 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • 49 year old former England international soccer forward Stanley Matthews becomes only player to be awarded a knighthood while still playing (Stoke City)
  • 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrew Valmon, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Brooklyn, New York