On This Day

June 23, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • Bernice Gera becomes first female umpire in US pro baseball, Geneva Senators and Auburn Twins in Geneva, New York
  • US President Nixon signs act barring sex discrimination in college sports

Birthdays in Sport

  • Cory Schlesinger, American football fullback (Detroit Lions), born in Columbus, Nebraska
  • Larry Whigham, NFL safety (NE Patriots)
  • Roell Preston, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)

Person of interestZinedine Zidane

Zinédine Zidane, French soccer midfielder/Real Madrid manager (Champions League 2016-17-18, World Cup 1998), born in Marseille, France

Football Player and Manager Zinedine Zidane
Football Player and Manager
Zinedine Zidane

1972 in Sport