On This Day

January 15, 1987 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Champion Boston Celtics NBA forward Larry Bird is named Man of the Year by 'The Sporting News' and Athlete of the Year by 'Associated Press'; first time one athlete gains both distinctions

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Knight, English footballer, born in Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
  • Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league player, born in Kempsey, Australia