January 1, 1973 in Sport

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
  • 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)