On This Day

January 8, 1965 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Champaka Ramanayake, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Eric Wohlberg, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada

Deaths in Sport

  • Albert Asher, New Zealand dual-code rugby union and rugby league winger (RU 11 caps; RL Australasia 2 Tests, NZ 1), dies at 85