On This Day

April 23, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

Sport awardNBA Finals

LA Lakers guard Jerry West scores 53 points in 120-118 NBA Finals Game 1 win over Boston Celtics at the LA Forum

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West

Birthdays in Sport

  • Martín López-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Nadeem Shahid, English cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast (1988 Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
1969 in Sport