Events in Sport in January 1973

  • Jan 1 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 1 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
  • Jan 1 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • Jan 1 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
  • Jan 7 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 11 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • Jan 14 Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • Jan 18 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
  • Jan 18 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
  • Jan 21 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 23 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • Jan 24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • Jan 28 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • Jan 30 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
  • Jan 30 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers