On This Day

January 2, 1987 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 16th Fiesta Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Miami, 14-10
  • Indiana Pacers beat the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-106 to give coach Jack Ramsay his 800th NBA victory; at the time Ramsey is one of only 2 coaches (with Red Auerbach) to reach milestone

Deaths in Sport

  • Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist & team director (Frimatic - Viva, Miko, Sem - France Loire), dies at 64