On This Day

December 2, 1973 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardDavis Cup

Davis Cup Tennis, Cleveland: After clinching a famous victory the previous day, Australians Rod Laver and John Newcombe finish a 5-0 rout of the US with wins over Stan Smith and Tom Gorman

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • US Air Arena opens in Landover Maryland; NBA's Washington Bullets beat Seattle SuperSonics, 98-96; arena demolished 2002

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan Ullrich, German cyclist

Person of interestMonica Seles

Monica Seles, Yugoslavian-American tennis player (9-time Grand Slam titles), born in Novi Sad, Serbia

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles