January 1, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
  • 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
  • 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12

Birthdays in Sport

  • Barron Miles, NFL def back (Pittsburgh Steelers)/WLAF corner (Frankfurt)
  • Ivan Droppa, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Lilian Thuram, French footballer