What Happened on January 2, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins her 1st of 3 Australian singles crowns; 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
  • Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 200 m butterfly (2:05.65)
  • Sylvester Clarke knocks out spectator with brick, WI v Pakistan

Famous Birthdays

  • Hanno Balitsch, German footballer
  • Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player
  • Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
  • Ryan Garko, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • David Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51