On This Day

February 16, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Cathy Freeman, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies