On This Day

December 31, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear

Birthdays in Sport

  • Curtis Myden, Canadian 200m/400m swimmer (Olympic 2 bronze-96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • George Jones, American running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Hiroyuki Miura, Japanese hockey defenceman (Team Japan 1998, Montreal Canadiens), born in Hokkaido, Japan

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa