On This Day

January 5, 2021 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 86th Heisman Trophy Award: DeVonta Smith, Alabama (WR)

Deaths in Sport

  • Bob Brett, Australian tennis coach (Boris Becker, Goran Ivanišević, Marin Čilić), dies from cancer at 67
  • Colin Bell MBE, English soccer midfielder (48 caps; Manchester City 394 games), dies at 74
  • Pat Patrick, American auto racing team owner (Patrick Racing; Indianapolis 500 1973, 82, 89; Emerson Fittipaldi IndyCar title 1989), dies at 91
2021 in Sport