On This Day

January 21, 1978 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán becomes undisputed world lightweight champion with a 12th-round TKO of Esteban De Jesus at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; defends his WBA title for 12th time, also takes De Jesus’ WBC title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete