On This Day

July 20, 1944 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Browns Nelson Potter is 1st pitcher suspended for throwing spitballs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mel Daniels, professional basketball player (Hall of Fame 2012), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

Deaths in Sport

  • Heinz Burns, German (Olympic gold 1936), dies in bombing