On This Day

January 16, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause
  • Inaugural Buffalo Sabres owners Seymour H. Knox III and Northrup Knox hire former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager and head coach Punch Imlach in the same capacities for their new NHL franchise
  • NFL realigns into 3 divisions (down from 4)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Don MacLean, American NBA forward (NJ Nets, Denver Nuggets), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Ron Villone, American pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Englewood, New Jersey