On This Day

February 1, 1968 in Sports History

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

  • Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • Mark Recchi, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (Stanley Cup 1991, 2006, 11; at 43 oldest player to score in Stanley Cup Finals Series), born in Kamloops, Canada
  • Sean Millington, Canadian football fullback (Grey Cup 1994, 2000; BC Lions) and broadcaster (cfl.ca and CBC), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Deaths in Sport

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