On This Day

April 1, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky has an assist (his 103rd) in the Oilers 4-4 tie with Colorado Rockies to break Bobby Orr's 10-year mark for most assists in a single NHL season

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Birthdays in Sport

  • Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball power forward and captain (Ilysiakos, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid; NBA: Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Maroussi, Greece
  • Bjørn Einar Romoeren, Norwegian ski jumper (world record longest jump 239m 2005; Olympic bronze team 2006), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Bjørn Einar Romøren, Norwegian ski jumper (FIS Ski Flying World C'ship gold team 2004, 06; Olympic bronze LH 2006), born in Oslo, Norway