On This Day

December 3, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Claude Ruel resigns as coach of the NHL Montreal Canadiens; replacement Al MacNeil leads Habs to a Stanley Cup championship 5 months later

Birthdays in Sport

  • Christian Karembeu, French soccer midfielder (53 caps; Nantes, Olympiacos), born in Lifou, New Caledonia
  • Laura Schuler, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (World C'ship gold 1990, 92, 97; coach Dartmouth College), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Lindsey Hunter, American basketball guard (NBA C'ship 2002, 04; LA Lakers, Detroit Pistons), born in Utica, Mississippi
  • Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky