On This Day

August 5, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 15 year old Australian swimmer Stephen Holland smashes Mike Burton's 1,500m world record by a massive 14.78 seconds (15:37.8) in Brisbane
  • Braves pitcher Phil Niekro no-hits the San Diego Padres, 9-0, the first for the franchise in Atlanta

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brendan Todd, Australian mistral sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Sanwar Hossain, Bangladeshi cricketer