January 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
  • 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)

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3rd 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

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5th Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

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7th Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 10th "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
  • 10th Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

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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 Montana
NFL 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

Hall-of-fameHall of Fame

13th Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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
  • 26th Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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 Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
  • 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

  • 3rd Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
  • 7th Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
  • 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]