On This Day

October 13, 1971 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Irv Smith, American NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jay Williams, American defensive end (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D. C.
  • Sean O'Donnell, Canadian NHL defenseman (LA Kings), born in Ottawa, Ontario

Deaths in Sport

  • Stafford Smythe, Canadian NHL executive (President Toronto Maple Leafs 1961–69, 1970-71), dies from an acute stomach ulcer at 50
1971 in Sport