January 4, 1981 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • "Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway
  • "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
  • British police arrest Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper"