On This Day

August 16, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • American swimmer Mary T. Meagher breaks her own world women's 100 m butterfly record (57.93) in Brown Deer, Wisconsin; holds 100/200m double WR
  • Highest score in World Cup soccer match (New Zealand-13, Fiji-0)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer, born in Asunción, Paraguay