On This Day

October 1, 1975 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

"The Thrilla in Manila"; Muhammad Ali stops Joe Frazier in 14 rounds in Quezon City, the Philippines to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Birthdays in Sport

  • Eric Morel, Puerto Rican boxer, (WBA flyweight champion 2000-03), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Deaths in Sport

  • Larry MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees), dies at 85