Events in Sport in January 1970

  • Jan 1 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • Jan 1 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
  • Jan 1 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • Jan 1 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • Jan 11 Super Bowl IV: KC Chiefs beat Minnesota Vikings, 23-7 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Len Dawson, Kansas City, QB
  • Jan 15 Milwaukee Brewers make their 1st trade (with Oakland A's)
  • Jan 16 Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
  • Jan 16 NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)
  • Jan 17 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft
  • Jan 17 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jan 18 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 16-13
  • Jan 20 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
  • Jan 20 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
  • Jan 27 1970 NFL Draft: Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech first pick by Pittsburgh Steelers

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 58th Men's Australian Open: Arthur Ashe beats Dick Crealy (6-4, 9-7, 6-2)

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jan 27 58th Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Kerry Melville Reid (6-1, 6-3)