On This Day

January 1, 1997 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 26th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #20 Texas, 38-15
  • 83rd Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Arizona State, 20-17

Deaths in Sport

  • Graham Kersey, English cricket wicket-keeper, dies in car crash at 25
  • John Burgess, English rugby coach & administrator (England coach 1971-75; RFU President 1987-88), dies at 71
1997 in Sport