On This Day

December 2, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase successfully defends his ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3 win over American Stan Smith in Barcelona, Spain

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Birthdays in Sport

  • Alan Henderson, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Chris Burns, Canadian CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats & Ottawa Renegades), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • James Willis, linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sunjith Somasunder, cricketer (Karnataka & India ODI opening bat 1996)
  • Zack Crockett, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)