On This Day

January 1, 1986 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Pablo Cuevas, Uruguayan tennis player (French Open doubles 2008 [with Luis Horna]), born in Concordia, Argentina

Deaths in Sport

  • Bruce Norris, American Hockey Hall of Fame executive (owner Detroit Red Wings 1952-82), dies at 61
  • Marty Friedman, American Basketball Hall of Fame guard & coach (tied World C'ship series, New York Whirlwinds 1921), dies at 96