On This Day

January 1, 1998 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 64th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #9 Ohio State, 31-14
  • 84th Rose Bowl: #1 Michigan beats #8 Washington State, 21-16

Deaths in Sport

  • Åke Seyffarth, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10,000m 1948; WR 3,000 & 5,000m), dies at 78

Person of interestHelen Wills Moody

Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (19 Grand Slam titles), dies of natural causes at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody