On This Day

January 27, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Rod Laver takes 1st leg of his successful second Grand Slam; beats Andrés Gimeno of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Appointment of Interest

Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll

Birthdays in Sport

  • Kristen Danihy, Lawton Oklahoma, team handball circle/wing (Olympics 1996)
  • Phil Plantier, american MLB outfielder (San Diego Padres, Red Sox, A's), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Shane Thomson, NZ cricket off-spin all rounder (since 1990)
1969 in Sport