January 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 63rd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jan 1 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17
  • Jan 1 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • Jan 4 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
  • Jan 12 Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Minnesota Vikings, 16-6 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Franco Harris, Pittsburgh, RB
  • Jan 14 Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m
  • Jan 14 25th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 108-102 at Phoenix

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 19 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jan 20 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
  • Jan 21 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
  • Jan 23 Ralph Kiner elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 10th hat trick in NY Islander history, Denis Potvin's 1st

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Jan 28 1975 NFL Draft: Steve Bartkowski from University of California first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Jan 31 UCLA defeats Kentucky 92-85 to win the NCAA basketball championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 1 Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Jan 1 Joe Cannon, American soccer player
  • Jan 2 Reuben Thorne, New Zealand rugby union player
  • Jan 6 James Farrior, linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Jan 6 Laura Berg, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Whittier, California
  • Jan 7 Rob Waddell, New Zealand single scull rower (Olympics 1996) and America's Cup sailor (Team NZ), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • Jan 8 Vitali Yachmenev, NHL right wing (LA Kings), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Jan 9 Justin Huish, Fountain Valley CA, archer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jan 9 Mariano Friedick, Tarzana California, pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 9 Kiko Calero, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jan 10 Jake Delhomme, American football player
  • Jan 11 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • Jan 11 Rory Fitzpatrick, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 12 Jocelyn Thibault, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 13 Angela Holbeck, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 14 Marcel Koning, soccer player (FC The Hague/NEC)
  • Jan 15 Greg Loveridge, cricketer (NZ leg-spinner, did not bowl v Zim 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Mary Pierce, tennis star (1995 Australian Open), born in Montreal, Quebec

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 18 Derek Smith, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 19 Natalie Harvey, Australian 3k/5k runner (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 20 David Eckstein, American baseball player
  • Jan 20 Norberto Fontana, Argentine racing driver
  • Jan 21 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Jan 21 Ito, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 21 Nicky Butt, English footballer
  • Jan 21 Casey FitzRandolph, American speed skater
  • Jan 21 Yuji Ide, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 22 Lee Maxwell Francis Vertongen, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Jan 22 Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 23 Kevin Alexander, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jan 24 Rónald Gómez, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jan 25 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Jan 25 Tim Montgomery, American athlete
  • Jan 27 Chaminda Vaas, brilliant Sri Lankan cricket pace bowler (1994- )
  • Jan 28 Anne Montminy, 10m diver (Olympics-17-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 28 Julian Dean, Waihi NZ, team pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Junior Spivey, American baseball player
  • Jan 29 Hendrik Dreekmann, German tennis star
  • Jan 29 Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)
  • Jan 30 Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 31 Kenard Lang, defensive end (Washington Redskins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Don Wilson, pitcher (Astro), dies at 29 of carbon monoxide poisoning