Bay Area Best
- The Raiders defeated the Redskins by the score of 38–9. The Raiders’ 38 points and their 29-point margin of victory broke Super Bowl records; it still remains the most points scored by an AFC team in a Super Bowl
Bay Area Firsts
- Apple unveils the Macintosh personal computer to the nation in a commercial during Super Bowl XVIII. The commercial was directed by Ridley Scott and is largely considered the moment that introduced the idea of Super Bowls ads as entertainment.
- Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner of Stanford University found Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose.
- Hewlett-Packard’s first laptop, the HP-110, is released at just under $3,000