January 1972 in Sport

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Months in 1972: February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 18 of 18

1st - 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12
1st - 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
1st - 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
2nd - AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0
2nd - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3
3rd - 60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)
3rd - 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)
7th - LA Lakers chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)
7th - LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
8th - NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
9th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
13th - Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire
15th - Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels
16th - Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 19th - Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
22nd - 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA
23rd - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
25th - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 75 of 75

1st - Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
1st - Lilian Thuram, French footballer
2nd - Jeff Jackson, US baseball outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
2nd - Lake Dawson, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
2nd - Mattias Norstrom, Mora SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, LA Kings)
3rd - Charles Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
3rd - Deborah Carter, WNBA forward (Utah Starzz)
5th - Joseph Patton, NFL guard (Washington Redskins)
6th - Denis Montana, CFL receiver (Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts)
6th - Willie Clark, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles)
7th - Aaron John Mcintosh, Auckland NZ, sailboard yachter (Olympics-96)
7th - Chuck Levy, kick returner/running back (SF 49ers)
7th - Donald Brashear, Bedford, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
8th - Brandie Burton, San Bernardino CA, LPGA golfer (1993 du Maurier Ltd)
8th - Devlin Murphy, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
9th - Eddie Mason, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
9th - Jay Powell, Meridian MS, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
9th - Jay Powell, baseball player
10th - Thomas Lewis, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
11th - Dexter Seigler, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
11th - Huub Loeffen, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
11th - Rey Ordonez, infielder (NY Mets), born in Havana, Cuba
12th - Dominique Ross, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
13th - Byron "Bam" Morris, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
13th - Richard Woodley, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)
13th - Vitaly Scherbo, Belarusian gymnast
14th - Kyle Brady, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
14th - Michael Davis, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
14th - Raimondas Rumšas, Lithuanian cyclist
16th - Joe Horn, Tupelo, Mississippi, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
16th - Lee McIntyre, Peak Hill Aust, golfer (T3 1995 NSW Trainee Champ)
17th - Rohn Meyer, CFL offensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
17th - Wendall Gaines, NFL tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
18th - Dwayne Carswell, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
18th - Mike Lieberthal, Glendale CA, catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
18th - Ryan Kuehl, defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
18th - Steven Conley, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
18th - Vinod Kambli, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman 1993-)
19th - Tyrone Wheatley, NFL running back (NY Giants)
20th - Alcides Catanho, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
21st - Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
21st - Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
21st - Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
22nd - Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
22nd - Toddrick McIntosh, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
22nd - Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (d. 1999)
23rd - Anthony Peterson, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers)
23rd - Gary Harrell, NFL/WLAF receiver (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy)
23rd - Kez McCorvey, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
23rd - Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
24th - Jay Walker, quarterback (Minnesota Vikings)
24th - Joe Garten, WLAF center (Frankfurt Galaxy)
24th - Raphael Graetz, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
24th - Salima Davidson, volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24th - Shannon Garrett, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
26th - Harrison Houston, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
27th - Bryant Young, NFL defensive tackle (SF 49ers)
27th - Chad Askew, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets)
27th - Mark Lawrence, Burlington, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)
27th - Bryant Young, defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers)
28th - Carey Bender, NFL running back (Buffalo Bills)
28th - Elena Baranova, WNBA center (Utah Starzz)
28th - Frank Garcia, NFL center (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
28th - Nicky Southall, English footballer
29th - Hessley Hempstead, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
29th - Scott Davis, Great Falls Mont, figure skater (Olympics-1994)
29th - Simon Cook, cricketer (Victorian pace bowler joined NSW 1995-96)
30th - Burt Thornton, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
30th - Chris Simon, Wawa, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
30th - Jill McGill, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-2nd), born in Denver, Colorado
31st - Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
31st - Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)
31st - Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
31st - Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)
31st - Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)

Deaths in Sport

Deaths 1 - 1 of 1

7th - Clarence Passailaigue, cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), dies

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