January 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 2 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
  • Jan 2 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
  • Jan 2 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
  • Jan 2 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • Jan 2 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
  • Jan 4 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • Jan 5 Adrian Dantley (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
  • Jan 8 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • Jan 8 AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
  • Jan 8 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
  • Jan 9 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • Jan 11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jan 19 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • Jan 22 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • Jan 22 Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
  • Jan 23 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • Jan 23 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • Jan 26 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 27 LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
  • Jan 28 LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
  • Jan 29 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
  • Jan 29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
  • Jan 31 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
  • Jan 1 Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jan 1 Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Jan 6 Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer
  • Jan 6 A.J. Hawk, American football player
  • Jan 7 Jon Lester, American baseball player
  • Jan 8 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player
  • Jan 12 Scott Olsen, American baseball player
  • Jan 14 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player
  • Jan 15 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer
  • Jan 19 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver
  • Jan 19 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player
  • Jan 22 Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer
  • Jan 22 Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 22 Leon Powe, American basketball player
  • Jan 23 Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
  • Jan 24 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • Jan 25 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian footballer, born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • Jan 26 Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
  • Jan 26 Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • Jan 28 Andre Iguodala, basketball & NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jan 30 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player
  • Jan 31 Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner
  • Jan 31 Vernon Davis, NFL player

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestRay Kroc

Jan 14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 19 Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller [Peter Johann Weißmüller], Hungarian actor (Tarzan) and 100m swimmer (Olympic 5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79