On This Day

February 5, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
  • German speed skater Erhard Keller wins his 2nd consecutive Olympic 500m gold medal at the Sapporo Winter Games after taking out the event in Grenoble (1968)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chris Bailey, American ice hockey defenseman (USA, Olympics 1998), born in Marietta, New York