On This Day

February 5, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 1st Test Cricket ton of Barry Richards, 126, 164 balls, 20 fours 1 six
  • Test Cricket debut of John Traicos, South Africa v Australia, Durban

Birthdays in Sport

  • Darren Lehmann, Australian cricket batsman (27 Tests @ 44.95, 5 x 100s; 117 ODIs) and coach (Australia 2013-18), born in Gawler, Australia
  • Forey Duckett, American football cornerback (Saints, Scot Claymores), born in Oakland, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Rudy York, American baseball player (b. 1913)