On This Day

October 2, 1981 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • 17 year old gelding Behavin Jerry, the oldest winning racehorse in modern times, sets record for most career starts by a thoroughbred, 307

Birthdays in Sport

  • Luke Wilkshire, Australian soccer defender (80 caps; Dynamo Moscow, Bristol City), born in Wollongong, New South Wales

Deaths in Sport

  • Fidel LaBarba, American boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1924; world flyweight title 1927), dies of heart failure at 76