January 1, 1981 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 47th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #2 Florida State, 18-17
  • 47th Sugar Bowl: #1 Georgia beats #7 Notre Dame, 17-10
  • 67th Rose Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #16 Washington, 23-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Abdülkadir Koçak, Turkish boxer
  • Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver