On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1973

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Japanese boxer Masao Ohba retains his WBA flyweight title with a 12th-round knockout of Chartchai Chionoi of Thailand in Tokyo; Ohba dies three weeks later in a car accident

Famous Birthdays

  • Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
  • Will Kirby, American actor