On This Day

August 1, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • MLB All Star catchers Thurman Munson of the NY Yankees and Boston Red Sox' Carlton Fisk brawl at home plate Fenway Park; Red Sox win, 3-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Struggling ABA club Virginia Squires trades star forward Julius Erving to New York Nets for George Carter and cash

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ben Johnson, Australian cricketer (promising South Australian opening batsman), born in Naracoorte, South Australia
  • Gregg Berhalter, American soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Mario Bennett, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Denton, Texas
  • Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete, born in Izegem, Belgium