On This Day

February 26, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jenny Thompson, American 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Danvers, Massachusetts
  • Marshall Faulk, American NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian football player & manager, born in Kristiansund, Norway

Deaths in Sport

  • Doc Hayes, American basketball coach (Southern Methodist University 1947-67), dies in an auto accident at 67