On This Day

August 14, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
  • First (American Football League) meeting is held in Chicago; charter memberships handed to Dallas, NY, Houston, Denver, LA and Minneapolis-Saint Paul; 'AFL' named following week

Birthdays in Sport

Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, executive (5-time NBA champion, 3-time NBA Finals MVP, Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Frank Brickowski, American NBA player (Seattle Supersonics), born in Bayville, New York
1959 in Sport