On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1982

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • -17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
  • AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers, 27-7 in the "Freezer Bowl"
  • NBC's premiere of TV film "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on the Watergate conspirator, participant and convict

Sport awardNFC Championship

NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys, 28-27; "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes fingertip catch for a TD from Joe Montana with 58" remaining; SF goes on to win Super Bowl

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

Famous Birthdays

  • Josh Ryan Evans, American actor, born in Hayward, California (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies after a heart attack at 55