On This Day

January 3, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gerda Weissensteiner OMRI, Italian luger and bobsleigh pilot (Olympic gold women's singles 1994), born in Bolzano, Italy
  • Jarmo Lehtinen, Finnish rally co-driver (15 WRC wins with Mikko Hirvonen), born in Helsinki, Finland

Person of interestMichael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, German auto racer (World F1 champion 1994-95, 2000-05), born in Hürth, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Deaths in Sport

  • Buzz Borries, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Navy 1932–34), dies at 57