On This Day

January 9, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Led by future Lakers star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks beat LA Lakers, 120-104, ending LA's consecutive win streak at 33, the longest winning streak in major league sports history

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eddie Mason, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Siler City, North Carolina
  • Jay Powell, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Mat Hoffman, American BMX rider & businessman (Hoffman BMX Bikes), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma