On This Day

January 3, 1981 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Czech teenager Hana Mandlíková wins her 1st of 4 career Grand Slam singles titles; beats home favourite Wendy Turnbull 6-0, 7-5

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Blais, California racecar driver
  • Eli [Elisha] Manning, American football quarterback (NY Giants - MVP Super Bowls XLII, XLVI), born in New Orleans, Louisiana