On This Day

April 8, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 126th Grand National: Graham Thorner aboard 14/1 bet Well To Do wins from 1970 winner Gay Trip; Black Secret & General Symons dead heat for 3rd
  • Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ

Birthdays in Sport

  • Damon Watts, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Isaac Davis, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia

Deaths in Sport

  • Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), dies at 70