January 1, 1967 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs
  • Canadian Amateur Football Association formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union; turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • Second day's play in Calcutta 2nd cricket Test, India v W Indies is cancelled by riots; ticket holders denied access starts trouble outside ground; escalates with fires in stands and pitch damage; WI win by 45

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andy Heck, NFL tackle (Seattle Seahawk, Chicago Bears)
  • Derrick Thomas, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

Deaths in Sport

  • Maurice Leyland, cricketer (41 Tests for England, 2764 runs), dies