January 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

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

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 15 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship Game: 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 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
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 Australian Open Women's tennis: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Harry Golombek, chess Grandmaster, 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 (b. 1937)
  • 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