January 1, 1986 in Sport

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

  • Glen Davis, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)