On This Day

January 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba (312) & Ravi Sehgal (216) put on an Indian 1st-class record opening partnership 464 in Delhi's innings & 310 run win over Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy cricket match in Delhi
  • Jan 1 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Jan 2 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Jan 2 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • Jan 2 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24
  • Jan 5 Bill Fitch becomes the 5th coach in NBA history to register 850 career victories with the LA Clippers' 95-93 home win over Philadelphia 76'ers at the LA Memorial Sports Arena

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' coach Lenny Wilkens passes the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA's all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories; Hawks beat Washington, 112-90 at the Omni

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Boris Becker beats Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany's second title

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jan 7 Larry Brown posts his 500th career NBA coaching victory, following the Indiana Pacers' 88-83 road win at the Houston Rockets

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 8 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jan 11 Birmingham Barracudas (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
  • Jan 11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jan 13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 14 Vinny Pazienza beats Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán in a 12-round unanimous decision in a super middleweight bout in Atlantic City; 2nd time in 6 months Pazienza wears down 43-year-old Duran in a high profile pay-pay-view bout
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 38-28
  • Jan 17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • Jan 25 Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 5-1 in the first NHL game in their new home, the United Center; defenseman Chris Chelios leads scoring with a goal and 2 assists
  • Jan 26 With a record 6,254,427 ballots cast by fans in NBA All-Star Voting, Detroit's Grant Hill becomes the first rookie to lead all NBA players in All-Star votes received, earning #1 on 1,289,585 ballots
  • Jan 27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • Jan 28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Women's tennis: Mary Pierce of France beats Spain's Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-2 for her 1st career Grand Slam title and her only Australian singles title

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 29 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow American Pete Sampras 4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster, author (3-time British champion), dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • Jan 18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • Jan 26 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 77
  • Jan 30 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84