Events in Sport in January 1978

  • Jan 1 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Oakland Raiders 20-17
  • Jan 1 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6
  • Jan 2 64th Rose Bowl: #13 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 27-20
  • Jan 2 44th Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #9 Ohio State, 35-6
  • Jan 2 44th Orange Bowl: #6 Arkansas beats #2 Oklahoma, 31-6
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
  • Jan 23 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 14-13
  • Jan 24 31st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 3-2 (OT) at Buffalo
  • Jan 25 Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
  • Jan 28 Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 29 Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • Jan 30 Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame