On This Day

August 5, 1972 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay

Birthdays in Sport

  • Aaqib Javed, Pakistani cricketer and pace bowler (1989-98), born in Sheikhupura, Pakistan
  • Arthur Reid, pairs skater (& Jennifer Darst), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Darryl Yung, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • John Wasdin, American pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Ft Belvoir, Virginia