On This Day

July 5, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Rod Laver beats John Newcombe 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 for the 3rd leg of his Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Birthdays in Sport

  • John LeClair, American NHL left wing (first American-born player to score 50 goals in 3 straight NHL seasons; Philadelphia Flyers), born in St Albans, Vermont