On This Day

May 4, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Plane carrying the entire Torino Serie A soccer squad crashes on the outskirts of Turin, Italy; 31 killed; Torino awarded League title at the request of their rivals

Birthdays in Sport

  • John Force, American drag racer (16 NHRA Championships), born in Bell Gardens, California