On This Day

January 15, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Pitcher Bob Gibson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility; after a stellar 17 year career, polls 337 votes from Baseball Writers Association of America

Birthdays in Sport

  • El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer, born in Dakar, Senegal
  • Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer, born in Perth, United Kingdom