Jan. 2, 1943, in The Star: The date was a Saturday during a period when The Star didn’t publish on that day of the week.

Jan. 2, 1993, in The Star: In Oxford and in New Orleans, they had something in common: Alabama football fans were very, very happy about the results on the football field. As the Crimson Tide soundly crunched top-rated Miami in the Sugar Bowl last night to clinch a national championship, there was great commotion at both the Superdome and at O’Charley’s in Oxford, too. As the Tide’s score climbed past 30 — final would be 34-13 — the happy analyses began. “I expected them to be good,” said Anniston resident Rayburn Price, who watched the game next to his wife, Kathy, in the restaurant, “but I never expected them to be this good.”