On This Day

February 5, 1978 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 28th NBA All-Star Game, Omni Coliseum, Atlanta, Ga: East beats West, 133-125; MVP: Randy Smith, SD Clippers, G
  • Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian Russell, American football player, born in Scotland, United Kingdom