- AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
- Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.
Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game
- NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14
Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan