On this Day in Sports History January 29
On this day in 1995, the San Francisco 49ers beat the San Diego Chargers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. Steve Young broke the record for most touchdown passes in a game with six, and the 49ers became the first team to win five Super Bowls. San Francisco hasn’t won a Super Bowl since this one.
On this day in 2000, Utah Jazz power forward Karl Malone became just the third player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points. Malone achieved the milestone by scoring 35 points in a 96-94 Jazz loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Malone reached the historic milestone on a layup with 8:53 left in the third quarter. Up to that time only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 career points) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) had reached the milestone. Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant would also eventually reach 30,000.
On this day in 1988, Kirk Gibson signed a three-year deal with the Los Angles Dodgers. Gibson is one of seven no-risk free agents to go to a new team. The Dodgers would go on to win the World Series that year and there’s a good chance they wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for Gibson magical home run.
Skip forward to 11:50 to see the Gibson home run.