On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1973

Historical Events

  • 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • Australia grants self-government to Papua New Guinea

Davis Cup

Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Cleveland, Ohio: Rod Laver and John Newcombe beat American pair Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead, (ends 5-0); 23rd Cup title for Australia

Golf Tournament

Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings


Famous Birthdays

  • Jon Theodore, American musician

Famous Weddings

Gale Sayers

NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

Famous Deaths

1973 Highlights

About December 1, 1973

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 47 years, 11 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius