On This Day

January 1, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
  • 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • Australian Open Men's Tennis: Home favourite John Newcombe beats Onny Parun of New Zealand 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 for his first Australian title