On This Day

January 2, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts, 21-0

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade of England wins her first Grand Slam title; beats home favourite Evonne Goolagong 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers, 14-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mattias Norström, Swedish ice hockey defenceman (LA Kings captain 2001-07; World C'ship gold Sweden 1998), born in Stockholm, Sweden