On This Day

January 23, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 22nd NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: AFC beats NFC, 26-13; MVPs: Jan Stenerud, Kansas City Chiefs, PK; Willie Lanier, Kansas City Chiefs, LB
  • Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion

Birthdays in Sport

  • Anthony Peterson, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, SF 49ers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Gary Harrell, American football player (NY Giants, Frankfurt Galaxy), born in Miami, Florida
  • Kez McCorvey, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Gautier, Mississippi
  • Marcel Wouda, Dutch swimmer, born in Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Tanya Harding, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Brisbane, Queensland