On This Day

February 5, 1948 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 18 year old Dick Button becomes first American men's figure skating Olympic gold medallist at the St. Moritz Winter Games; first to complete a double axel in competition; retains title in 1952
  • Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager & player, born in Sunne, Sweden
1948 in Sport