January 1, 1969 in Sport

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

  • Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)

Deaths in Sport

  • Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)