On This Day

November 5, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak

Birthdays in Sport

  • Erick Walder, American triple jumper, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • Sergei Berezin, Russian NHL forward (Team Russia, Olympic silver 1998), born in Voskrensensk, Russia
  • Todd Collins, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills), born in Walpole, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), dies of neck cancer at 45