On This Day

June 12, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria (d. 2018)
  • Florencia Labat, Argentine tennis star (1992 Austrian), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Iwan Tomasz, Polish soccer player (Roda JC, Feyenoord), born in Słupsk, Poland
  • Mark Henry, American 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlifter, born in Silsbee, Texas
  • Ryan Klesko, American MLB outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Westminster, California
1971 in Sport