On This Day

February 16, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Test Cricket debut of Lawrence Rowe WI v NZ Kingston, 214 & 100

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers becomes first player in NBA history to reach the career 30,000 point mark during a 110-109 loss to the Phoenix Suns

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jerome Bettis, American NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Detroit, Michigan