December 8, 1973 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
  • Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase wins his 3rd consecutive season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix title with a 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win over Dutchman Tom Okker in Boston, Massachusetts

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mitch Jacoby, tight end (St Louis Rams)
  • Monty Montgomery, defensiveback (Indianapolis Colts)