On This Day

December 2, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • "December Giant" largest sinkhole in US collapses (Alabama)
  • USC tailback Anthony Davis becomes first to score 6 touchdowns against Notre Dame; in a 45-23 victory over the Fighting Irish Davis at the LA Coliseum he scores on runs of 1, 4, 5 & 8 yards and 2 kickoff returns

Deaths in History

  • Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • Ip Man, Chinese martial artist, and a master teacher of Wing Chun, dies at 79