On This Day

January 1, 1981 in Sports History

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

  • Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian auto racer (German Formula Renault C'ship 1999), born in Debrecen, Hungary

Deaths in Sport

  • Ceferino Garcia, Filipino boxer (World Middleweight champion 1939-40), dies at 74
  • Mauri Rose, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1941, 47-48), dies at 74