January 2, 1982 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Article: 'The Most Famous of All Streaks'

Events in Sport

  • "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker