On This Day

Events in Sport on January 3

  • 1912 10th Davis Cup: Australasia beats USA in Christchurch (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929 Bradman scores 112 v England at MCG - his 1st Test century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1931 Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)
  • 1948 Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
  • 1951 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)

Sport awardAFC Championship

1971 1st AFC Championship, Memorial Stadium, Baltimore: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders, 27-17

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • 1971 1st NFC Championship, Kezar Stadium, SF: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 17-10

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

1972 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall retains title for his 4th overall Australian crown; beats fellow Australian Mal Anderson 7-6, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • 1974 NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • 1976 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 6-2 for her 3rd straight home singles title

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

1979 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas of Argentina wins 3rd Grand Slam title; beats Australian John Marks 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr

Sport awardTennis Open

1981 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková wins her 1st of 4 career Grand Slam singles titles; beats home favourite Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • 1982 Australian Open Men's Tennis: South African Johan Kriek wins first career Grand Slam title; beats American Steve Denton 6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4
  • 1983 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • 1991 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders

  • 1992 David Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • 1992 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Jakob Hlasek beats Karel Nováček of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for a 2-0 lead (ends 2-1) and Switzerland's first title
  • 1993 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
  • 1998 Los Angeles Clippers head coach Bill Fitch coaches his 2,000th NBA game, a 97-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks at the LA Memorial Sports Arena
  • 2001 College Football, 3rd BCS National Championship, Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens: #1 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 13-2, at 67th Orange Bowl
  • 2002 College Football, 4th BCS National Championship, Rose Bowl, Pasadena: #1 Miami beats #2 Nebraska, 37-14, at 88th Rose Bowl
  • 2003 College Football, 5th BCS National Championship, Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ: #2 Ohio State beats #1 Miami, 31-24, at 32nd Fiesta Bowl
  • 2005 71st Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Virginia Tech, 16-13
  • 2006 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
  • 2007 73rd Sugar Bowl: #4 LSU beats #11 Notre Dame, 41-14
  • 2008 74th Orange Bowl: #8 Kansas beats #5 Virginia Tech, 24-21
  • 2010 Phil Taylor successfully defends his PDC World Darts title with a 7–3 victory over Simon Whitlock of Australia in the final in London; Taylor's 13th PDC and 15th overall world championship
  • 2011 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
  • 2011 Adrian Lewis of England wins his first PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-5 win over Scotsman Gary Anderson at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2012 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
  • 2013 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • 2014 80th Orange Bowl: #12 Clemson beats #7 Ohio State, 40-35
  • 2016 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors
  • 2016 Scotsman Gary Anderson retains his PDC World Darts Championship beating Adrian Lewis of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace, London