On This Day

April 12, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Masters Golf

45th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Tom Watson wins his second green jacket and 5th major title by 2 strokes over Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller


Birthdays in Sport

  • Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist, born in Snejbjerg, Denmark
  • Nicolás Burdisso, Argentine footballer, born in Altos de Chipión, Córdoba, Argentina

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestJoe Louis

Joe Louis, [Brown bomber], US heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49), dies of cardiac arrest at 66

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis