October 3, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American tennis star Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000 in prize money in a single year; wins the $4,000 Virginia Slams Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Scotsman Jackie Stewart finishes 5th in the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 29 points from Swede Ronnie Peterson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Reggie Givens, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Wil Cordero, baseball player