- 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
- 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
- 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
- 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
- International Youth Year begins
- The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
- The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
- US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
- VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
Day of the Week: Tuesday