January 1, 1970 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
  • Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian Morton, Wollongong Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Tom Sier, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)