On This Day

January 1, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
  • 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
  • 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bobby Holik, Czech ice hockey center (Stanley Cup 1995, 2000; New Jersey Devils; NHL All-Star 1998-99), born in Jihlava, Czech Republic
  • Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • Scott Riggs, American auto racer (NASCAR Busch Series Rookie of the Year 2002), born in Bahama, North Carolina