On This Day

December 2, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • American 1,500m record holder Steve Scott sets record for fastest round of golf played on a regulation course; posts a 92, completing 18 holes in 29:33.05s at Miller GC in Anaheim, California
  • Pitcher Fernando Valenzuela becomes 3rd consecutive LA Dodgers player to be named National League Rookie of the Year; Rick Sutcliffe 1979, Steve Howe 1980

Birthdays in Sport

  • Danijel Pranjić, Croatian soccer wingback (58 caps; SC Heerenveen), born in Našice, Croatia

Deaths in Sport

  • Hershy Kay, American composer (Olympic Hymn, A Chorus Line), dies at 62