Tennis: Ivan Lendl Wins The French Open
Ivan Lendl won the French Open in 1984, the first of his eight Grand Slam singles victories, after derailing the John McEnroe juggernaut. McEnroe has won 39 consecutive matches and the French Open’s first two sets. Then Lendl came back to beat McEnroe, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.
Football: Buffalo Bills Route To The Super Bowl
On Jan. 3, 1993, the Buffalo Bills completed the biggest comeback in NFL history, allowing them to advance to the Super Bowl. By the third quarter of the AFC wild card playoff game in Buffalo, the visiting Houston Oilers had built a 35-3 lead behind four touchdown passes from future Hall of Famer Warren Moon. The comeback was orchestrated by Bills backup quarterback Frank Reich. Before the Oilers tied the game with a field goal in the waning seconds of regulation, the Bills scored 35 consecutive points. Buffalo intercepted a Moon pass in overtime. The Bills went into field goal range, and kicker Steve Christie kicked a 32-yard field goal to clinch the comeback victory that set a new record.