1971 – UCLA men’s basketball begins a winning streak that would last 88 games.
1983 – The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII. Washington RB John Riggins wins MVP.
1993 – Emmitt Smith is named MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII as the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Buffalo Bills 30-13.
1994 – The Boston Celtics retire Kevin McHale’s #32.
1994 – US speed skater Dan Jansen sets a world record in the 500 at 35.76 seconds.
1996 – Magic Johnson comes out of retirement after four years away from the NBA.
2000 – The Rams defeat the Titans 23-16 in super Bowl XXXIV. St. Louis QB Kurt Warner wins MVP.
2000 – Major League Baseball suspends John Rocker of the Atlanta Braves for controversial comments he made to Sports Illustrated.
2002 – Karl Malone scores his 34,000th career point – only the second player in NBA history to reach that mark.