On This Day

January 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 3 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich leads Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in NFL history

Sports History

Jan 5 Brian Lara scores his maiden Test century with 277 for the West Indies v Australia in drawn 3rd Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Hall of Fame

Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

Sports History

Jan 8 Michael Jordan's game-high 35 points leads Chicago to 120-95 win over Milwaukee; gives him exactly 20,000 points in 620th game of his NBA career; 2nd-fastest to reach milestone after Wilt Chamberlain (499)

  • Jan 8 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Michael Stich beats Emilio Sánchez of Spain 7-5, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany's first title
  • Jan 9 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100m free style (53.33)

Sports History

Jan 12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NBA Record

Jan 14 Utah Jazz center Mark Eaton blocks 2 shots in a 96-89 win over Seattle SuperSonics; becomes only 2nd player in NBA history (along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to record 3,000 career blocks

  • Jan 17 AFC Championship, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins, 29-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 30-20
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup

Sports History

Jan 23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Sports History

Jan 23 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan

  • Jan 26 Everton scores a 3-1 away win over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park in London; lowest ever attendance at an EPL fixture, 3,039

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown

  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17; MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 31 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; repeats previous year's win over Stefan Edberg 6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5


Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Sifan Hassan, Oromo-Dutch athlete (Olympic gold 5,000m/10,000m 2020; World C'ship gold 1500, 10,000m 2019), born in Adama, Ethiopia
  • Jan 21 Sei Young Kim, South Korean golfer (PGA Women's C'ship 2020; LPGA 72-hole scoring record 257), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jan 29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player, born in Lisbon, Portugal

Weddings in Sport

Kim Alexis

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 16 Freddie Cochrane, American boxer (World Welterweight champion 1941-1946), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 21 Charlie Gehringer, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 6-time MLB All Star), dies at 89