On This Day

August 29, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • Sandy Neilson wins the blue ribband women's 100m freestyle gold medal in 58.59 at the Munich Olympics beating fellow American Shirley Babashoff and Shane Gould of Australia
  • SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row

Birthdays in Sport

  • Michael Roan, NFL tight end/halfback (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)