On This Day

January 1, 1982 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Nalbandian, Argentine tennis player (ATP Finals 2005; Wimbledon 2002 runner-up), born in Unquillo, Argentina
  • Egidio Arévalo, Uruguayan soccer midfielder (90 caps; Bella Vista), born in Paysandú, Uruguay