January 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • Jan 1 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
  • Jan 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
  • Jan 22 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • Jan 29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 1 Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 2 Harlon Barnett, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 2 Francois Pienaar, Vereeniging Transvaal (now known as Gauteng Province), South African rugby player and captain of the Springboks
  • Jan 3 Demetri Davis, WLAF tight end (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jan 3 Magnus Gustafsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 4 David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
  • Jan 4 Michael "Mike" Peterson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 4 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 4 Johnny Nelson, English boxer
  • Jan 5 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 5 J B Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 5 Ray Crockett, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 6 David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 6 Larry Donald, US boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Guy Hebert, Troy, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98)
  • Jan 7 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 8 Hollis Conway, high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 8 Kent Jones, Portales NM, golfer (NM State Amateur-1990-91)
  • Jan 8 Willie Anderson, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Jan 9 Dave Mcllwain, Seaforth, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • Jan 9 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • Jan 9 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer
  • Jan 11 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 11 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jan 12 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United)
  • Jan 12 Mike Simms, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 12 Ulf Dahlen, Ostersund SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose)
  • Jan 12 Vendela [Kirsebom], model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 14 Emily Watson, British actress (Corpse Bride, War Horse, Red Dragon), born in Islington, London, England
  • Jan 14 Terry Wooden, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 15 Richard Blakey, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993)
  • Jan 15 Ted N Tryba, Wilkes-Barre PA, PGA golfer (1995 Anheuser-Busch Golf)
  • Jan 16 Jeff Branson, Waynesboro Miss, infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 17 Gregory Caccia, Bayshore NY, team handball right back (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 17 William Michael Heinen Jr, Rayne LA, PGA golfer (1994 Shell Houston)
  • Jan 18 Kim Perrot, WNBA guard (Houston Comets)
  • Jan 18 Peter Cox Jr, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Jan 18 Iv├ín Zamorano, Chilean footballer
  • Jan 20 Mark Stepnoski, NFL center (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jan 21 Ulf Stenlund, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 22 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle)
  • Jan 22 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast
  • Jan 23 Christine Parris-Washington, Truro Nova Scotia, softball (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Bulgaria, Turkish weight lifter (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Jan 24 Chris Warren, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 24 Shannon Butler, South Lake Tahoe California, 10k runner
  • Jan 25 Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jan 25 Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96)
  • Jan 25 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 26 Katie Peterson-Parker, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile-5th), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Jan 26 Tim Pugh, Lake Tahoe CA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals)
  • Jan 27 Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 27 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star
  • Jan 27 Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht), born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland
  • Jan 28 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 29 David Pitcher, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 29 Khalid Skah, Midelt Morocco, 5k/10k runner
  • Jan 29 Sean Burke, Windsor, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers)
  • Jan 29 Stacey King, NBA forward/center (Miami Heat)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, baseball player/mgr (Cards, NY Yanks), dies at 55
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 28 Stanley Coen, cricket (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)