On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1981

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková wins her 1st of 4 career Grand Slam singles titles; beats home favourite Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
  • Greg Chappell scores 204 v India at the SCG
  • Mary Terstegge Meagher swims female record 100m butterfly (58.91)

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Blais, California racecar driver
  • Eli [Elisha] Manning, American football quarterback (NY Giants - MVP Super Bowls XLII, XLVI), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883)