On This Day

May 20, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 5th ABA Championship: Indiana Pacers beat NY Nets, 4 games to 2
  • 97th Preakness: Eldon Nelson aboard Bee Bee Bee wins in 1:55.6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Michael Cox, American 1.5k runner, born in Hannibal, Missouri