On This Day

December 5, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from Hockey Hall of Fame

Birthdays in Sport

  • Kevin Haller, Canadian NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Trochu, Alberta, Canada
  • Susan Sloane, American tennis star, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Thomas Smith, American NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills), born in Gates, North Carolina