On This Day

March 8, 1954 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic gold 1976)

Deaths in Sport

  • Percy Twentyman-Jones, cricketer (pair in only Test for South Africa), dies