On This Day

April 1, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • MLB players stage first ever collective strike; play resumes (13/4/72) when owners and players agree to $500,000 increase in pension fund payments

Birthdays in Sport

  • Darren McCarty, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1997, 98, 2002, 08; Detroit Red Wings), born in Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Mike McCoy, American football coach (NFL: San Diego Chargers 2013-16), born in San Francisco, California