On This Day

September 18, 1972 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium
  • David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer, born in Shipley, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2003)
  • Fran├žois Gesthuizen, Dutch soccer player (PSV, NAC), born in Millingen aan de Rijn, Netherlands
  • Richard Huntley, American NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons), born in Monroe, North Carolina

Deaths in Sport

  • Bill Tallon, Australian cricketer (brother of Don, Queensland leggie), dies at 58