On This Day

July 5, 1973 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Test cricket debut of English umpire Harold "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds (66 Tests, 69 ODI)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Christy Rowe, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Michal Sýkora, Czech NHL defenseman (Sharks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • René Spies, German bobsledder, born in Winterberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany