On This Day

June 30, 1965 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle grants ownership of the Atlanta Falcons to Rankin Smith Sr., Executive VP of Life Insurance Company of Georgia; Rankin pays then-record $8.5 million

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gary Pallister, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Ramsgate, Kent, England
  • Mitch Richmond, NBA guard (Sac Kings, Olympic gold 1988, 96), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Steve Duchesne, Canadian NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
1965 in Sport