On This Day

October 6, 1974 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian Kelly, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Mission Viejo, California
  • Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Kenny Jonsson, Angelholm SW, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Islander)
  • Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)