Events in Sport in January 1974

  • Jan 1 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1 62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 1 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • Jan 1 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9
  • Jan 3 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • Jan 15 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • Jan 19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • Jan 20 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
  • Jan 20 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 29 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
  • Jan 29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys