On This Day

August 15, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Charles Lismont wins Helsinki marathon (2:13:09.0)
  • Despite crashing out on lap 36, Scotsman Jackie Stewart clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship at the Austrian Grand Prix at Österreichring; French Tyrrell driver François Cevert wins the race

Birthdays in Sport

  • Perry Carter, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in McComb, Mississippi