January 5, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak

Birthdays in Sport

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