On This Day

October 24, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Pat Williams, American football defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Ruxandra Dragomir, Romanian tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles), born in Piteşti, Romania
  • T. J. Cunningham, American NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Aurora, Colorado (d. 2019)
  • Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestJackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson