On This Day

December 12, 1968 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

Sports History

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Walsh, American NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings; sues NFL over head injuries 2011), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kurt Schulz, American football safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • Laurie Williams, West Indian cricketer (West Indian ODI all-rounder v NZ 1996), born in Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica (d. 2002)
  • Ray Ethridge, American football wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens), born in San Diego, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
1968 in Sport