On This Day

August 28, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe

Birthdays in Sport

  • Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter, born in Żywiec, Poland
  • Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Martin Erat, Czech hockey player, born in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
  • Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece

Deaths in Sport

  • Béla Guttmann, Hungarian soccer midfielder (4 caps; MTK Hungária, Hakoah Wien) and coach (Benfica, AC Milan, FC Porto; Hungary, Austria, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil, Uruguay, Portugal), dies at 82
  • Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (Olympic gold individual epée, team epée 1912), dies at 99
1981 in Sport