On This Day

January 31, 1982 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

32nd NBA All-Star Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: East beats West, 120-118; Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, F

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 16-13; MVPs: Co-MVPs: Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers, TE; Lee Roy Selmon, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, DE

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andreas Görlitz, German football player, born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany
  • Brad Thompson, American baseball pitcher, born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball shortstop, born in Santa Clara, Cuba