On This Day

January 26, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Australian Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats fellow Australian Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3; Court retains title for 9th Australian singles crown and 1st leg of her Grand Slam

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dan Carlson, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dean Malkoc, Canadian NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Ronald Moore, American NFL running back (NY Jets, St Louis Rams, Az Cardinals), born in Chowchilla, California