On This Day

January 1, 1990 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beats American Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-3 to clinch 2-1 win for Spain's first title
  • Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV

Deaths in Sport

  • Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 1,636 runs @ 46.74), dies at 78