January 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • Jan 1 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • Jan 1 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • Jan 4 Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
  • Jan 9 Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 9 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Australian Open
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jan 9 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jan 11 Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
  • Jan 11 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • Jan 12 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • Jan 15 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Jan 16 Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 17 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
  • Jan 18 Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 19 Ernie Banks elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Jan 26 Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift in Helsinki
  • Jan 30 Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
  • Jan 31 Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
  • Jan 2 Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
  • Jan 2 Scott Proctor, American baseball player
  • Jan 3 Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 3 Lee Bowyer, English footballer
  • Jan 3 A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
  • Jan 4 David Millar, Scottish road racing cyclist (banned in 2004 for doping), born in Mtarfa, Malta
  • Jan 6 Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jan 11 Shomari Buchanan, American football player, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 12 Sara Walsh, South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 12 Dominic Etli, American soccer player
  • Jan 12 Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
  • Jan 12 Cade McNown, American football player
  • Jan 13 James Posey, American basketball player
  • Jan 14 Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Jan 16 Jeff Foster, American basketball player
  • Jan 17 Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 18 Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
  • Jan 18 Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
  • Jan 19 Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
  • Jan 19 Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
  • Jan 20 Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for South Africa)
  • Jan 21 Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Jan 21 Phil Neville, English footballer
  • Jan 22 Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
  • Jan 22 Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • Jan 24 Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
  • Jan 26 Justin Gimelstob, NJ, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
  • Jan 26 Vince Carter [Vinsanity], American basketball player who famously made "Le dunk de la mort" (the Dunk of Death), born in Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Jan 28 Takuma Sato, Japanese racing car driver (Indianapolis 500 2017), born in Toyko, Japan
  • Jan 28 Daunte Culpepper, American football player
  • Jan 28 Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
  • Jan 29 Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jan 30 Deltha O'Neal, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 29 E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies