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This Day in Sports History (1/17/2021 – (1/23/2021)
January 17th, 1971
- In Super Bowl V the Baltimore Colts defeated the Dallas Cowboys 16 to 13 in Miami, Florida.
January 18th, 1976
- In Super Bowl X the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 21 to 17 in Miami, Florida.
January 19th, 1977
- Ernie Banks is elected in to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
January 20th, 1980
- In Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Los Angeles Rams 31 to 19.
January 21st, 1922
- The first slalom ski race run ever takes place in Mürren, Switzerland.
January 22nd, 1973
- George Foreman TKO’s Joe Frazier in the second round to gain the heavyweight boxing title.
January 23rd, 1950
- NFL rule changes allow for a two platoon system. One for offense and the other for defense.
Written by: David Green