Events in Sport in January 1972

  • Jan 1 58th Rose Bowl: #16 Stanford beats #4 Michigan, 13-12
  • Jan 1 38th Sugar Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #5 Auburn, 40-22
  • Jan 1 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
  • Jan 2 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Baltimore Colts 21-0
  • Jan 2 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 3 60th Men's Australian Open: Ken Rosewall beats Malcolm Anderson (7-6, 6-3, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 3 60th Women's Australian Open: Virginia Wade beats Evonne Goolagong (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Jan 7 LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
  • Jan 8 NCAA announces freshman can play on teams starting in fall
  • Jan 9 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 9 LA Lakers 33 game winning streak snapped by a loss to the Bucks 120-104
  • Jan 13 Former umpire, now housewife Bernice Gera wins her suit against baseball, initiated on March 15, 1971 to be allowed to umpire

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 15 Heavyweight Joe Frazier KOs Terry Daniels

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 16 Atje Keulen-Deelstra becomes European all-round lady skating champ
  • Jan 16 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 19 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, & Early Wynn elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Jan 22 22nd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 112-110 at LA
  • Jan 23 Ard Schenk becomes European all-round skating champion
  • Jan 23 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-13
  • Jan 25 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota