On This Day

January 9, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bill Schroeder, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Olympic 15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)