On This Day

August 5, 1978 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • New Orleans Saints beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in an NFL exhibition at Mexico City's Olympic Stadium
  • The first all-seater stadium is opened in Aberdeen, Scotland; Aberdeen & London club Tottenham Hotspurs play a friendly to inaugurate the Pittodrie Stadium

Birthdays in Sport

  • Kim Gevaert, Belgian sprinter, born in Leuven, Belgium
  • Kristin Link, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Fairfax, Virginia
  • Lorrie Fair, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Los Altos, California
1978 in Sport