On This Day

August 7, 1970 in Sport

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • First all-computer chess championship is conducted in New York and won by CHESS 3.0 (CDC 6400), a program written by Slate, Atkin & Gorlen at Northwestern University

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eric Namesnik, American 400m medley swimmer (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Joe Cocozzo, American NFL guard (San Diego Chargers), born in Mechanicville, New York