On This Day

January 1, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
  • 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
  • 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
  • Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee

Birthdays in Sport

  • Paul Lawrie OBE, Scottish golfer (British Open 1999; Ryder Cup 2012), born in Aberdeen, Scotland

Deaths in Sport

  • Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (Olympic silver pole vault & bronze javelin 1906; bronze pole vault 1908; popularized bowling in Sweden), dies at 87
1969 in Sport