On This Day

October 15, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

17 year old American tennis prodigy Chris Evert wins inaugural WTA Tour Championship at Boca Raton, Florida; beats Australian Kerry Melville Reid 7-5, 6-4; Evert not eligible for prize money

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101

Birthdays in Sport

  • Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska