On This Day

December 1, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham

Sport awardDavis Cup

Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Cleveland, Ohio: Rod Laver and John Newcombe beat American pair Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to give Australia an unassailable 3-0 lead, (ends 5-0); 23rd Cup title for Australia

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jack Nicklaus finishes at 13-under-par 275 to win the Walt Disney World Open by 1 stroke from Mason Rudolph; becomes the first player to reach $2 million in PGA Tour career earnings


Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers