Historical Events on December 31st, 1972

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0
  • AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
  • Martin McGuinness is arrested and held under the new Republic of Ireland legislation
  • NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3