On This Day

January 15, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • Minnesota North Stars forward Bill Masterton dies 2 days after suffering a head injury in a game against the Oakland Seals; the only death as a result of a game injury in NHL history

Birthdays in Sport

  • Felton Spencer, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Iñaki Urdangarín, Spanish handball player & royal, born in Basque Country, Spain
  • Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)

Deaths in Sport

  • Bill Masterson, Canadian American NHL player, first to be fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies at 29
  • Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)