Gerd Müller became the eighth player to score five in a European Cup match, during FC Bayern München's 9-0 second round defeat of AC Omnia.
• West Germany sweep aside the Soviet Union 3-0 in the UEFA European Championship final.
• Emerson Fittipaldi wins the Italian Grand Prix to become the youngest Formula One World Driver's Champion.
• Apollo 17, the final mission of the United States' Apollo programme, lands on the Moon.
• American daredevil Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones in his body after clearing 35 cars in a motorcycle jump.