On This Day

Events in Sport in January 1974

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

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 1 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors wins his only Australian title; beats home favourite Phil Dent 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • 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 1 Ernie DiGregorio of Buffalo hands out 25 assists in the Braves' 120-119 win over Portland, establishing an NBA single-game record for assists by a rookie
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl VIII, Rice Stadium, Houston, TX: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7; MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • Jan 15 24th NBA All-Star Game, Seattle Center Coliseum: West beats East, 134-123; MVP: Bob Lanier, Detroit Pistons, C
  • Jan 19 Notre Dame beats UCLA, 71-70 in South Bend, Indiana to end Bruins' NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • Jan 20 24th NFL Pro Bowl, Arrowhead Stadium, KC, Missouri: AFC beats NFC, 15-13; MVP: Garo Yepremian, Miami Dolphins, PK
  • 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, Chicago Stadium: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 6-4; MVP: Garry Unger, St. Louis, C
  • Jan 29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys