Events in Sport on January 1

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  • 1838 1st official horse race in South Australia-Adelaide
  • 1902 1st Rose Bowl: Michigan beats Stanford 49-0
  • 1909 Robert Fowler runs then world record marathon (2:52:45.4)
  • 1913 8th Australasian Championships: James Cecil Parke beats Alfred Beamish (3-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1916 2nd Rose Bowl: Washington State beats Brown 14-0
  • 1917 3rd Rose Bowl: Oregon beats Pennsylvania 14-0
  • 1918 4th Rose Bowl: Mare Island - USMC beats Camp Lewis - US Army 19-7
  • 1919 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • 1920 6th Rose Bowl: Harvard beats Oregon 7-6
  • 1921 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
  • 1923 9th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Penn State, 14-3
  • 1924 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • 1925 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • 1926 12th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington, 20-19
  • 1927 Dodgers announce release of future Hall of Fame Zack Wheat
  • 1927 13th Rose Bowl: Stanford ties Alabama, 7-7
  • 1929 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
  • 1930 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11
  • 1931 17th Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Washington State, 24-0
  • 1932 18th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Tulane, 21-12
  • 1934 20th Rose Bowl: Columbia beats Stanford, 7-0
  • 1935 21st Rose Bowl: Alabama beats Stanford, 29-13
  • 1935 1st Sugar Bowl: Tulane beats Temple, 20-14
  • 1935 1st Orange Bowl: Bucknell beats Miami (FL), 26-0
  • 1936 22nd Rose Bowl: Stanford beats SMU, 7-0
  • 1936 2nd Sugar Bowl: TCU beats LSU, 3-2
  • 1936 2nd Orange Bowl: Catholic University beats Mississippi, 20-19
  • 1937 23rd Rose Bowl: #3 Pittsburgh beats #5 Washington, 21-0
  • 1937 3rd Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 21-14
  • 1937 3rd Orange Bowl: #14 Duquesne beats Mississippi State, 13-12
  • 1938 24th Rose Bowl: #2 California beats #4 Alabama, 13-0
  • 1938 4th Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara beats LSU, 6-0
  • 1938 4th Orange Bowl: Auburn beats Michigan State, 6-0
  • 1939 25th Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #3 Duke, 7-3
  • 1940 26th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Tennessee, 14-0
  • 1940 6th Sugar Bowl: #1 Texas A&M beats #5 Tulane, 14-13
  • 1940 6th Orange Bowl: #16 Georgia Tech beats #6 Missouri, 21-7
  • 1941 27th Rose Bowl: #2 Stanford beats #7 Nebraska, 21-13
  • 1941 7th Sugar Bowl: #4 Boston College beats #6 Tennessee, 19-13
  • 1941 7th Orange Bowl: #9 Mississippi State beats #13 Georgetown, 14-7
  • 1942 28th Rose Bowl: #12 Oregon State beats #2 Duke, 20-16 (played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat)
  • 1942 8th Sugar Bowl: #6 Fordham beats #7 Missouri, 2-0
  • 1942 8th Orange Bowl: #14 Georgia beats TCU, 40-26
  • 1943 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • 1943 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • 1943 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • 1944 30th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats #12 Washington, 29-0
  • 1944 10th Sugar Bowl: Georgia Tech beats Tulsa, 20-18
  • 1944 10th Orange Bowl: LSU beats Texas A&M, 19-14
  • 1945 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
  • 1945 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26

  • 1945 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
  • 1946 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
  • 1946 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • 1946 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6
  • 1947 33rd Rose Bowl: #5 Illinois beats #4 UCLA, 45-14
  • 1947 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina, 20-10
  • 1947 13th Orange Bowl: #10 Rice beats #7 Tennessee, 8-0

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1948 Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1948 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
  • 1948 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
  • 1948 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
  • 1949 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14
  • 1949 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • 1949 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • 1951 37th Rose Bowl: #9 Michigan beats #5 California, 14-6
  • 1951 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
  • 1951 17th Orange Bowl: #10 Clemson beats #15 Miami (FL), 15-14
  • 1952 38th Rose Bowl: #4 Illinois beats #7 Stanford, 40-7
  • 1952 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
  • 1952 18th Orange Bowl: #6 Georgia Tech beats #9 Baylor, 17-14
  • 1953 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
  • 1953 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
  • 1953 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
  • 1954 Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • 1954 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • 1954 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • 1954 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • 1955 41st Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #17 Southern California, 20-7
  • 1955 21st Sugar Bowl: #5 Navy beats #6 Mississippi, 21-0
  • 1955 21st Orange Bowl: #14 Duke beats Nebraska, 34-7
  • 1957 43rd Rose Bowl: #3 Iowa beats #10 Oregon State, 35-19
  • 1957 23rd Sugar Bowl: #11 Baylor beats #2 Tennessee, 13-7
  • 1957 23rd Orange Bowl: #20 Colorado beats #19 Clemson, 27-21
  • 1958 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • 1958 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • 1958 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • 1959 45th Rose Bowl: #2 Iowa beats #16 California, 38-12
  • 1959 25th Sugar Bowl: #1 LSU beats #12 Clemson, 7-0
  • 1959 25th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #9 Syracuse, 21-6
  • 1960 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
  • 1960 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
  • 1960 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
  • 1962 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • 1962 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • 1962 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • 1963 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • 1963 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • 1963 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • 1964 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • 1964 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • 1964 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • 1965 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
  • 1965 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • 1965 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • 1966 52nd Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #1 Michigan State, 14-12
  • 1966 32nd Sugar Bowl: #6 Missouri beats Florida, 20-18
  • 1966 32nd Orange Bowl: #4 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 39-28
  • 1967 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • 1967 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 1967 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • 1968 54th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Indiana, 14-3
  • 1968 34th Sugar Bowl: LSU beats #5 Wyoming, 20-13
  • 1968 34th Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #2 Tennessee, 26-24
  • 1969 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
  • 1969 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
  • 1969 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
  • 1969 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
  • 1970 Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League
  • 1970 56th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #7 Michigan, 10-3
  • 1970 36th Sugar Bowl: #13 Mississippi beats #3 Arkansas, 27-22
  • 1970 36th Orange Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #6 Missouri, 10-3
  • 1971 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
  • 1971 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
  • 1971 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
  • 1972 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12
  • 1972 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
  • 1972 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
  • 1973 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 1973 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
  • 1973 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • 1973 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6

Sport awardTennis Open

1974 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

1974 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
  • 1974 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • 1974 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9
  • 1975 63rd Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Jimmy Connors (7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 63rd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 1975 61st Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 18-17
  • 1975 41st Orange Bowl: #9 Notre Dame beats #2 Alabama, 13-11

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1976 After 45 years of coaching, Paul Brown announces his retirement from the National Football League

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1976 42nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Michigan, 14-6
  • 1977 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
  • 1977 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
  • 1977 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10

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1978 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1978 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6
  • 1979 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
  • 1979 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
  • 1979 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24
  • 1980 66th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #1 Ohio State, 17-16
  • 1980 46th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #6 Arkansas, 24-9
  • 1980 46th Orange Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #4 Florida State, 24-7
  • 1981 67th Rose Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #16 Washington, 23-6
  • 1981 47th Sugar Bowl: #1 Georgia beats #7 Notre Dame, 17-10
  • 1981 47th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 18-17
  • 1982 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • 1982 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 1982 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 1982 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • 1983 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • 1983 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • 1983 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • 1983 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • 1983 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • 1985 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • 1985 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • 1985 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • 1985 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • 1986 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • 1986 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • 1986 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • 1986 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • 1987 73rd Rose Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #4 Michigan, 22-15
  • 1987 53rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 30-15
  • 1987 53rd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #9 Arkansas, 42-8
  • 1988 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • 1988 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • 1988 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • 1988 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • 1988 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • 1988 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • 1990 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • 1990 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • 1990 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • 1990 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • 1990 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • 1991 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
  • 1991 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • 1991 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • 1991 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • 1992 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • 1992 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • 1992 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 1992 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • 1993 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • 1993 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • 1993 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • 1993 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • 1993 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14