Events in Sport on January 20

  • 1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1910 Ottawa Senators sweep Edmonton in 2 for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1910)
  • 1950 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1968 Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak
  • 1970 20th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 142-135 at Philadelphia
  • 1970 23rd NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 4-1 at St Louis
  • 1974 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
  • 1974 Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
  • 1975 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-10
  • 1976 29th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-5 at Philadelphia

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1980 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980 Super Bowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena, MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB

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1982 Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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1985 Super Bowl XIX, Stanford Stadium: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16; MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1987 UK Police crackdown on soccer hooligans in biggest operation against violence around football stadiums
  • 1989 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
  • 1991 Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
  • 1991 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • 1991 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr's with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13
  • 1992 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • 1992 Score begins selling international soccer cards
  • 1995 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike
  • 1996 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
  • 1996 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • 2008 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat San Diego Chargers 21-12
  • 2008 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers 23-20 (OT)
  • 2013 AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • 2013 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24