On This Day

May 5, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • James Cracknell, British rowing champion (Olympic gold 2000, 04), born in Sutton, London
  • Mikael Renberg, Swedish NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers, TB Lightning), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • Ronald Snook, Australian rower (Olympics bronze 1996), born in Dalwallinu, Western Australia
  • Rushia Brown, American WNBA forward & center (Cleveland Rockers), born in New York
  • Travis Jervey, American NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Žigmund Pálffy, Slovak NHL right wing (NY Islanders), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia