On This Day

December 18, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestArantxa Sánchez Vicario

Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player (US Open 1994, French Open 1989, 94, 98), born in Barcelona, Spain

  • Frank Pimiskern, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • Joe Dziedzic, NHL left wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Neil Little, Medicine Hat, NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers)

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestBobby Jones

Bobby Jones Jr., American golfer, course designer (13 major titles, Grand Slam 1930), dies of syringomyelia at 69

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
1971 in Sport