Jan 9th 1990
Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Morgan was chosen for his impressive OPS, UZR and VORP.
Jan 8th 1993
Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point. Jordan had taken the over on +/- 20,000 career points.
Jan 7th 1994
Tonya Harding wins the U.S. women's figure skating championship. Harding was originally entered in the pairs competition, but she had her partner killed moments before taking the ice.
Jan 6th 1998
Don Sutton is selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Sutton then had to decide which perm he wanted to wear on his plaque.
Jan 5th 1971
The Harlem Globetrotters lose 100-99 to the New Jersey Reds, ending their 2,495-game win streak. Harlem's coach typed up his resignation letter, and then ripped it up into confetti and dumped it on the owner's desk.
Jan 4th 1980
President Jimmy Carter announces a boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. And so essentially ended Carter's dream of winning gold in the decathlon.
Jan 3rd 1994
Chief Wahoo, the 35-foot tall Cleveland Indians trademark that has sat atop Municipal Stadium since 1962, is taken down and moved to Jacobs Field. The forced march was called the Trail of Mascot Tears.
Jan 2nd 1987
Penn State upsets Miami in the Fiesta Bowl to win the national championship. Penn State players were motivated to win their coach one last title before he retired or died.
Jan 1st 1988
Miami beats Oklahoma to win the college football national championship. Miami was able to wear down Oklahoma by the end of the game, as only 14 of their players got arrested during the game, while 27 Oklahoma players were nabbed.
Dec 31st 1989
The Chicago Bears beat the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 20-12 in the "Fog Bowl." The NFL was stuck with Fog because college football had already taken all of the good sponsors for their bowls.