On This Day

July 29, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul in New Zealand

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • Fernando Alonso, Spanish auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2005-06; 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018-19; FIA World Endurance C'ship 2018-19), born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Troy Perkins, American soccer player