On This Day

May 15, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • International Olympic Committee votes to expel South Africa

Birthdays in Sport

  • Artie Smith, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Cory Philpot, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • Desmond Howard, College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1991, U of Michigan; Super Bowl MVP 1996, Green Bay Packers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Frank de Boer, Dutch soccer star (Ajax)
  • Keith Tower, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Ronald de Boer, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Tony Brown, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)