On This Day

September 5, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brad Hopkins, American NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
  • Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Willie Clay, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), dies of throat injuries in practice accident at 28