Sports History – January 9

1968 – The first ABA All-Star Game in Indianapolis. The East beats the West 126-120.

1977 – The Oakland Raiders defeated the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 32–14 to win their first Super Bowl. The game was played on January 9, 1977, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. Oakland gained a Super Bowl record 429 yards, including a Super Bowl record 288 yards in the first half, en route to winning the game.  Oakland wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, who had 4 catches for 79 yards that set up three Raider touchdowns, was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Curt Gowdy calls the play by play.

1989 – Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski as selected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1990 – Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1991 – Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame, and Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games.