December 1972 in Sport

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Events in Sport

Events 1 - 12 of 12

2nd - 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
2nd - 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
5th - 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
16th - Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
23rd - "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
23rd - 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
25th - England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
27th - LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
29th - Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
31st - AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
31st - NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
31st - 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 84 of 84

1st - Andre Royal, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
1st - Charlie Jones, wide reciever (San Diego Chargers)
2nd - Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
2nd - Chris Burns, CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades)
2nd - James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
2nd - Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
2nd - Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
3rd - Eva Nemcova, WNBA forward/guard (Cleveland Rockers)
3rd - Peter Wright, US, 1500m freestyle (Olympics-96)
4th - Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
4th - Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
4th - Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
4th - Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
4th - Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
4th - Ted Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
5th - Cliff Floyd, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos), born in Chicago, Illinois
5th - Kevin Sally, Richmond Hill Ontario, archer (Olympics-96)
5th - Randolph Ross, Shelby NC, 110m hurdler
5th - Roderick Mullen, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
5th - Mike Mahoney, American baseball player
6th - Brendan Garard, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
6th - Gary Bandy, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
6th - James Logan, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
6th - Mike Gruttadauri, corner (St Louis Rams)
7th - Bobby Schoonens, soccer player (RKC)
7th - Clay Shiver, corner (Dallas Cowboys)
7th - Jordi Buritlo, Spain, tennis star
7th - Kevin Dogins, corner (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
8th - Marco Abreu, Angolan footballer
9th - Fabrice Santoro, Tahiti, tennis star
9th - Paul Greene, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympics-96)
10th - Marcos di Palma, Argentine racing driver
11th - Daniel Alfredsson, Grums Swe, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
11th - Francisco Rodriguez, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Brooklyn, New York
11th - Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
12th - Greg Randolph, road cyclist (Olympics-74th-96), born in Denver, Colorado
12th - Jamal Willis, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
12th - John Walsh, NFL quarterback (Cin Bengals)
12th - Oliver Quass, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
12th - Nicky Eaden, English footballer
12th - Yeoryios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter
13th - Craig Sauer, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
14th - Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
14th - Marcus Jensen, American baseball player
15th - Rodney Harrison, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers)
16th - Charles Gipson, American baseball player
16th - Ċ½eljko Kalac, Australian soccer player
17th - Brian Williams, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
17th - Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
17th - Don Davis, linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
17th - Ivan Pedroso, Cuba, long jumper (Olympics-4th-92)
18th - Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)
18th - Jeff Nelson, Prince Albert, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
18th - Marcos Ondruska, South Africa, tennis star
19th - Warren Sapp, NFL defensive tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
19th - Waverly Jackson, DL (Carolina Panthers)
20th - Scott Slutzker, American football tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
20th - Jonathan Wyatt, Lower Hutt NZ, 5000m (Olympics-96)
21st - Latroy Hawkins, American baseball player
21st - Dustin Hermanson, American baseball player
22nd - Andrew Moore, WLAF tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
22nd - Anthony Edwards, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
22nd - Kirk Maltby, Guelph, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
22nd - Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
24th - Alvaro Mesen, Costa Rican footballer
26th - Burnell Roques, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
26th - Derrick Cullors, running back (New England Patriots)
26th - Esteban Fuertes, Argentine footballer
27th - Charles Way, NFL fullback (NY Giants)
27th - Dewayne Washington, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
28th - Adam Clawson, Salt Lake City UT, slalom single canoe (Olympic-19th-96)
28th - Adam Vinatieri, WLAF punter/kicker (Amsterdam Admirals, NE Patriots)
28th - Jean-Francois Jomphe, Havre St-pierre Ca, NHL right wing (Anaheim)
28th - Jim Kitts, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy, Miami Dolphins)
28th - Patrick Rafter, Queensland Aust, tennis star (1993 USTA/Aptos California)
28th - Roberto Palacios, Peruvian footballer
29th - Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
29th - Randy Neal, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
30th - Kerry Collins, NFL quarterback (Carolina Panthers)
30th - Loren Meyer, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
30th - Paul Keegan, Irish footballer
31st - Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
31st - Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
31st - Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 2 of 2

11th - John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
Baseball Player Roberto ClementeBaseball Player Roberto Clemente (31st) 31st - Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

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