Events in Sport in December 1972

  • Dec 2 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
  • Dec 2 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • Dec 16 Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
  • Dec 18 US launches Operation Linebacker II, its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam, as negotiations to end the Vietnam War collapse
  • Dec 23 New York Islanders end 15 games winless streak
  • Dec 23 "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
  • Dec 23 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
  • Dec 25 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • Dec 27 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • Dec 29 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • Dec 31 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • Dec 31 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • Dec 31 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0