On This Day

January 16, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)

Speed Skater Ard Schenk
Speed Skater
Ard Schenk

Birthdays in Sport

  • Junior Bryant, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Scott Williams, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Orange County, California
  • Sergei Bruguera, Spanish tennis star, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), born in Paramaribo, Suriname

Deaths in Sport

  • Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (three times winner of Tour de France), dies at 81
1971 in Sport