On This Day

March 5, 1977 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • 24th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 75-69

Birthdays in Sport

  • Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Olympics 1998, NY Islanders)
  • Mike MacDougal, American baseball player
  • Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshal at the 1977 South African Grand Prix, dies in a car crash at 19
  • Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver, dies at 27