On This Day

July 29, 1981 in Sport

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 Formula 1 Driver (World Championship 2005, 2006), born in Oviedo
  • Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Troy Perkins, American soccer player