On This Day

January 1, 1975 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11
  • 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Home favourite John Newcombe wins 7th and last career Grand Slam singles title; beats Jimmy Connors of the US 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Birthdays in Sport

  • Becky Kellar, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Chris Anstey, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks)
  • Joe Cannon, American soccer player