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 Sports History and Sports Events on January 1
MarkTheDay.com provides the history of Sports on January 1 by noting memorable events that occurred in Sports on January 1. Create a FREE MarkTheDay.com personal calendar to organize your special occasions, personal tasks, holidays, appointments and special events in history that interest you. Historical sports events include NFL Super Bowl champions, NBA Championship, NHL Stanley Cup, PGA Tour Champions, MLS Cup, Boxing Heavy Weight Champion, NCAA National Championships, Olympics Medal Winners, Tennis US Open Winner and more sports history.
 
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Charles "Chub" Feeney becomes president of baseball's National League,
January 1, 1970
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1st football game between black colleges-Atlanta U 10, Tuskegee 0, January 1, 1897
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1st football game in Rose Bowl (Washington State-Brown), January 1, 1916
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Army defeats Navy 10-7 in football "Arab Bowl," Oran, North Africa, January 1, 1944
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Alabama beats Arkansas in Sugar Bowl for college football championship,
January 1, 1980
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Georgia beats Notre Dame in Sugar Bowl for college football title, January 1, 1981
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Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship, January 1, 1982
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Penn State beats Georgia in Sugar Bowl for college football title, January 1, 1983
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Oklahoma wins Orange Bowl for college football championship, January 1, 1986
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Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship, January 1, 1988
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NFL Football Return to top
Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game,
January 1, 1967
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Rugby Return to top
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47th Australian Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Goolagong (64 75),
January 1, 1973
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54th Australian Womens Tennis: Barbara Jordan beats S Walsh (63 63),
January 1, 1980
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Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen,
January 1, 1988
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Yachting Return to top
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