On This Day

October 12, 1921 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jaroslav Drobný, Czech ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1948) and tennis player (Wimbledon 1954; French Open 1951-52), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 2001)
  • Les Horvath, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback and halfback (Heisman Trophy 1944; first Ohio State player to win the award; National C'ship 1942), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1995)