On This Day

December 30, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals and an assist in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Philadelphia; gives Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games, the fastest 50 in 50 in NHL history; also sets NHL record with 15-game assist streak

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Birthdays in Sport

  • Ali Al Habsi, Omani footballer
  • Matt Ulrich, American football player
  • Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer
1981 in Sport