- "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
- "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances
- "Red Right 88", trailing 14–12 Clevelands Browns attempt an end zone pass play (Red Right 88) and a game-winning field goal in the final minute, but pass intercepted by Raiders safety Mike Davis and Oakland wins
- 69th Men's Australian Open: Brian Teacher beats Kim Warwick (7-5, 7-6, 6-3)
- British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"
Women's Australian Open: Hana Mandlíková beats Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5