January 1982 in Sport

◀ Dec    January    Feb ▶

◀ 1981     1982    1983 ▶

Months in 1982: February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 24 of 24

1st - 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
1st - 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
1st - 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
1st - 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
2nd - "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
3rd - 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)
3rd - 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)
5th - Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
7th - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
10th - "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
10th - "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana 10th - AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
10th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
13th - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
20th - Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
21st - NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
24th - Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
27th - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
27th - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
29th - Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
29th - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
NHL Legend Darryl SittlerNHL Legend Darryl Sittler 31st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
31st - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 29 of 29

1st - David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
4th - Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
4th - Richard Logan, English footballer
6th - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
6th - Brian Bass, American baseball player
7th - Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
7th - Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
8th - Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
8th - John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
12th - Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
12th - Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
12th - Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
12th - Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
12th - Chris Ray, American baseball player
12th - Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
13th - Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
14th - Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
15th - Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
16th - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
17th - Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
19th - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
21st - Dean Whitehead, English footballer
22nd - Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
22nd - Jason Peters, American football player
23rd - Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
30th - Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
31st - Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
31st - Andreas Görlitz, German football player
31st - Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 5 of 5

3rd - Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
15th - Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
16th - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
19th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
20th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]

Search On This Day in Sport

Day  Month  Year  Type