On This Day

December 18, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • For 2nd consecutive year, AP names Wilma Rudolph female athlete of year

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 78 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian Orser, Canadian figure skater (Olympic silver 1988)
  • Lalchand Rajput, cricketer (Indian Test opening batsman 1985-86)