January 5, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
  • Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jason Bates, infielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Downey, California