January 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • Jan 1 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • Jan 1 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • Jan 1 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • Jan 2 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • Jan 2 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 6 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • Jan 6 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • Jan 7 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jan 9 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • Jan 13 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • Jan 13 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • Jan 13 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 21 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • Jan 26 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • Jan 27 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 27 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jan 2 Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player
  • Jan 3 John David Booty, American football player
  • Jan 4 Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
  • Jan 4 Al Jefferson, American basketball player
  • Jan 6 RP Singh, Indian cricketer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver (World Champion 2008, 2014, 2015, 57 Formula One victories), born in Stevenage, England

Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton
Formula One Driver
Lewis Hamilton
  • Jan 11 Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Jan 12 Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
  • Jan 15 Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
  • Jan 18 Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player
  • Jan 19 Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • Jan 19 Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
  • Jan 21 Alex PĂ©rez, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 21 Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • Jan 22 Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
  • Jan 23 Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • Jan 25 Acie Law IV, National Basketball Association player
  • Jan 28 Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • Jan 29 Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • Jan 30 Trae Williams, American football player
  • Jan 31 Adam Federici, Australian footballer
  • Jan 31 Mario Williams, NFL player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 5 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 5 NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 9 Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies