On This Day

December 5, 1951 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Tom Purtzer, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Deaths in Sport

  • "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, American baseball outfielder, 1908-20 (Chicago White Sox, and two other teams; 1919 World Series "Black Sox" Scandal), dies from a heart attack at 64
1951 in Sport