December 31, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0
  • AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Parker, running back (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Cole Ford, NFL kicker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Kelvin Kinney, defensive end (Washington Redskins)

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente