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1942 in sports

The Washington Redskins win their second NFL Championship, 14–6, over the Chicago Bears at Washington, D. C. Ohio State Buckeyes – college football national championship coached by Paul Brown 1 January – The Rose Bowl not being available for war- ...

                                               

1943 in sports

Notre Dame Fighting Irish – college football national championship Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame quarterback, wins Heisman Trophy. Chicago Bears win 42-26 over Washington Redskins in the NFL championship game in Chicago

                                               

1944 in sports

Note - many sporting events did not take place because of World War II. The 1944 Summer Olympics was also cancelled due to WWII. It was going to be held in London, United Kingdom. For more visit 1944 Summer Olympics. 1944 in sports describes the ...

                                               

1945 in sports

Army Cadets – college football national championship Cleveland Rams defeated the Washington Redskins 15-14 at Cleveland, Ohio to win the NFL championship; the Rams relocate after the season to Los Angeles

                                               

1946 in sports

1946 in sports describes the years events in world sport. Although World War II had ended in 1945, a number of major sporting events were still precluded by planning difficulties, which the war had produced, the 1946 FIFA World Cup being perhaps ...

                                               

1947 in sports

Chicago Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 to win the NFL championship. Notre Dame Fighting Irish – college football national championship Cleveland Browns beat the New York Yankees to win the AAFC championship.

                                               

1948 in sports

Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Chicago Cardinals 7–0 in the National Football League championship game. The game at Shibe Park was played in a blizzard. Michigan Wolverines – college football national championship Cleveland Browns defeated the ...

                                               

1949 in sports

The decades–long "color barrier" in athletics for the Big Seven Conference is broken by Harold Robinson, playing football for Kansas State. Robinson would go on to be named All–Conference in 1950. Cleveland Browns 21–7 San Francisco 49ers for the ...

                                               

1950 in sports

FIFA World Cup 1950 World Cup held in Brazil. Uruguay are the winners after beating Brazil in the final group decider. United States defeats England 1-0 in one of the great upsets in sports history England FA Cup – Arsenal beat Liverpool 2–0. Fir ...

                                               

1951 in sports

NFL Championship – Los Angeles Rams won 24–17 over the Cleveland Browns. September 28 – Norm Van Brocklin sets NFL single game record for most passing yards 554 helping Los Angeles Rams beat New York Yanks 48–21. The Oklahoma Sooners lose 13-7 to ...

                                               

1952 in sports

The Tennessee Volunteers lose 28-13 to the Maryland Terrapins; still awarded the national championship by the AP and Coaches Poll NFL Championship – Detroit Lions win 17–7 over the Cleveland Browns Sugar Bowl 1951 season The Michigan State Sparta ...

                                               

1953 in sports

England England lose 6–3 to Hungary at Wembley Stadium their first ever loss to a team from Continental Europe at home. FA Cup – Blackpool beat Bolton Wanderers 4–3 in what is known as "The Matthews Final", although it is Stan Mortensen who score ...

                                               

1954 in sports

NFL Championship – Cleveland Browns win 56-10 over the Detroit Lions The Maryland Terrapins lose 7-0 to the Oklahoma Sooners; still voted national champions by the AP and Coaches Poll Orange Bowl 1953 season

                                               

1955 in sports

Rose Bowl 1954 season NFL Championship – Cleveland Browns win 38-18over the Los Angeles Rams The Ohio State Buckeyes win 20-7 over the Southern California Trojans to win the AP Poll national championship

                                               

1956 in sports

Slalom: Toni Sailer, Austria Downhill: Toni Sailer, Austria The mens Olympic Gold Medal Giant Slalom: Toni Sailer, Austria Giant Slalom: Ossi Reichert, West Germany Slalom: Renee Colliard, Switzerland The womens Olympic Gold Medal Downhill: Madel ...

                                               

1957 in sports

The Auburn Tigers are voted national champions by the AP Poll; dont play in a bowl game on January 1, 1958, due to sanctions 1957 college football season NFL Championship – Detroit Lions won 59-14 over the Cleveland Browns.

                                               

1958 in sports

NFL Championship – December 28 the Baltimore Colts won 23-17 over the New York Giants in overtime. The game is later called the "Greatest game ever played".

                                               

1959 in sports

August 14 – The American Football League is founded. Play would begin the following year. The Louisiana State Tigers won 7-0 over the Clemson Tigers to win the AP and Coaches Poll national championships NFL Championship – Baltimore Colts won 31-1 ...

                                               

1960 in sports

Giant Slalom: Yvonne Ruegg, Switzerland The mens Olympic Gold Medal Slalom: Ernst Hinterseer, Austria Slalom: Ann Heggtveit, Canada Downhill: Jean Vuarnet, France Downhill: Heidi Biebl, West Germany Giant Slalom: Roger Staub, Switzerland The wome ...

                                               

1961 in sports

Rose Bowl 1960 season NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers won 37-0 over the New York Giants The Minnesota Golden Gophers lose 17-7 to the Washington Huskies; still voted national champions AFL Championship – Houston Oilers won 10-3 over the San ...

                                               

1962 in sports

AFL Championship – Dallas Texans won 20-17 over the Houston Oilers in double overtime NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers won 16-7 over the New York Giants The Alabama Crimson Tide won 10-3 over the Arkansas Razorbacks to win the AP and UPI Poll ...

                                               

1963 in sports

NFL Championship – Chicago Bears win 14–10 over the New York Giants The Southern California Trojans won 42-37 over the Wisconsin Badgers to win the college football national championship. This is the first postseason bowl game to feature the #1 a ...

                                               

1964 in sports

Downhill: Egon Zimmermann, Austria Slalom: Josef Stiegler, Austria Mens Olympic Gold Medal Giant Slalom: François Bonlieu, France Slalom: Christine Goitschel, France Giant Slalom: Marielle Goitschel, France Downhill: Christl Haas, Austria Womens ...

                                               

1965 in sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide lose 21-17 to the Texas Longhorns; still named AP & UPI national champions AFL Championship – Buffalo Bills win 23-0 over the San Diego Chargers Orange Bowl 1964 season NFL Championship – Green Bay Packers win 23-12 over ...

                                               

1966 in sports

Orange Bowl 1965 season The Alabama Crimson Tide won 39-28 over the Nebraska Cornhuskers to win the AP Poll national championship after the previous #1 ranked Michigan State Spartans lost in the Rose Bowl and the #2 ranked Arkansas Razorbacks los ...

                                               

1967 in sports

The first Alpine Skiing World Cup is organised for the three ski events: Downhill, Slalom and Giant Slalom Mens overall champion: Jean-Claude Killy, France Womens overall champion: Nancy Greene, Canada

                                               

1968 in sports

January 1 – Rose Bowl 1967 season The Southern California Trojans won 14-3 over the Indiana Hoosiers to win the college football national championship The Cincinnati Bengals were formed January 14 Super Bowl II – Green Bay Packers won 33–14 over ...

                                               

1969 in sports

College footballs centennial year was marked by racial strife. The Ohio State Buckeyes won 27-16 over the Southern California Trojans to win the college football national championship January 1 – Rose Bowl 1968 season January 12 – The American Fo ...

                                               

1970 in sports

The Texas Longhorns won 21-17 over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the college football national championship Super Bowl IV – Kansas City Chiefs won 23–7 over the Minnesota Vikings Cotton Bowl 1969 season 14 November – A plane carrying most ...

                                               

1971 in sports

Orange Bowl 1970 season 25 December – The Miami Dolphins defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in a divisional playoff game. The double-overtime contest is the longest game in NFL history, and the Chiefs last-ever home game at Municipal Stadium. The Nebr ...

                                               

1972 in sports

The Nebraska Cornhuskers won 38-6 over the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the college football national championship Super Bowl VI – Dallas Cowboys won 24–3 over the Miami Dolphins Orange Bowl 1971 season 23 December – In the first Pittsburgh Steele ...

                                               

1973 in sports

Super Bowl VII – Miami Dolphins won 14–7 over the Washington Redskins to complete the only perfect unbeaten and untied season in the history of the National Football League. The Southern California Trojans won 42-17 over the Ohio State Buckeyes t ...

                                               

1974 in sports

The game was actually played on December 31, 1973; other major bowl games were played on January 1, 1974 The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 24-23 over the Alabama Crimson Tide to win AP Poll national championship Super Bowl VIII – Miami Dolphins w ...

                                               

1975 in sports

Super Bowl IX – Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings Birmingham Vulcans win the final season of WFL competition, had best overall record when league ceased after first twelve weeks of regular season.

                                               

1976 in sports

Lee Roy Selmon is selected as the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. April 8 Super Bowl X January 18 – Pittsburgh Steelers won 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys The Oklahoma Sooners won 14-6 over the Michigan Wolverines to win the college football ...

                                               

1977 in sports

December 11 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their second NFL season win their first ever game over the New Orleans Saints. The win ends their NFL record 26-game losing streak encompassing the entire 1976 season and the first 12 games in 1977. Sugar Bow ...

                                               

1978 in sports

The Holy Roller Game – Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 38-10 over the Texas Longhorns to win the college football national championship Cotton Bowl 1977 season Super Bowl XII – Dallas Cowboys win 27-10 over ...

                                               

1979 in sports

The Alabama Crimson Tide won 14-7 over the Penn State Nittany Lions to claim AP Poll national championship Sugar Bowl 1978 season January 21 – Super Bowl XIII – Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 35-31. August 4 – Opening game of the ...

                                               

1980 in sports

Mens overall season champion: Andreas Wenzel, Liechtenstein Alpine Skiing World Cup Womens overall season champion: Hanni Wenzel, Liechtenstein January 12 – Canadas Ken Read, the leader of the "Crazy Canucks" ski team, wins the Hahnenkamm downhil ...

                                               

1981 in sports

The Georgia Bulldogs won 17-10 over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the college football national championship Sugar Bowl 1980 season October 11 - LeRoy Irvin sets NFL record for most punt return yards in a game 207. January 25 - Super Bowl ...

                                               

1982 in sports

The Clemson Tigers won 22-15 over the Nebraska Cornhuskers to win the college football national championship Super Bowl XVI – San Francisco 49ers won 26-21 over the Cincinnati Bengals. Orange Bowl 1981 season Strike – First regular season strike ...

                                               

1983 in sports

January 26 – death of Paul "Bear" Bryant, noted college football coach Super Bowl XVII – The Washington Redskins win their first Super Bowl title, and first NFL title since 1942, 27-17 over the Miami Dolphins. The Penn State Nittany Lions won 27- ...

                                               

1984 in sports

Alpine Skiing World Cup Mens overall season champion: Pirmin Zurbriggen, Switzerland Womens overall season champion: Erika Hess, Switzerland At the Winter Olympics, Bill Johnson becomes the first American to win the gold medal in downhill skiing.

                                               

1985 in sports

Womens team competition champion: USSR Womens all-around champions: Oksana Omelianchik, USSR, Yelena Shushunova, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – Mens all-around champion: Yuri Korolev, USSR

                                               

1986 in sports

Linebacker Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants is named NFL Most Valuable Player Award Super Bowl XX – the Chicago Bears win 46–10 over the New England Patriots January 1 – Orange Bowl 1985 season The Oklahoma Sooners won 25-10 over the Penn S ...

                                               

1987 in sports

January 2 – Fiesta Bowl 1986 season Super Bowl XXI – New York Giants won 39-20 over the Denver Broncos The Penn State Nittany Lions won 14-10 over the Miami Hurricanes to win the national championship February 25 – The Southern Methodist Universi ...

                                               

1988 in sports

Super Bowl XXII – The Washington Redskins win their second Super Bowl title and fourth NFL title 42–10 over the Denver Broncos. January 1 – Orange Bowl 1987 season December 17 – Jamie Morris of Washington Redskins sets NFL single game record for ...

                                               

1989 in sports

Super Bowl XXIII – San Francisco 49ers won 20–16 over the Cincinnati Bengals The Notre Dame Fighting Irish won 34-21 over the West Virginia Mountaineers to win the national championship January 2 - Fiesta Bowl 1988 season

                                               

1990 in sports

The Miami Hurricanes won 33-25 over the Alabama Crimson Tide to win the national championship January 1 – Sugar Bowl 1989 season November 11 – Derrick Thomas has 7 sacks for Kansas City Chiefs against Seattle Seahawks. January 28 – Super Bowl XXI ...

                                               

1991 in sports

Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills is named the NFL MVP Super Bowl XXV – New York Giants won 20–19 over the Buffalo Bills The Colorado Buffaloes won 10-9 over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the AP Poll national championship Orange Bowl 199 ...