On This Day

February 1, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Vince Lombardi steps down as Green Bay Packers head coach in favour of longtime assistant Phil Bengtson; stays on as Packers' general manager for 1968

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi

Birthdays in Sport

  • George Quigley Jr., American skeet shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Javier Sanchez, Spanish tennis star, born in Getafe, Spain
  • Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • Mark Recchi, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • Sean Millington, Canadian football fullback (BC Lions), born in Vancouver, Canada

Deaths in Sport

  • Lawson Little, American golfer (US Open 1940), dies at 57