December 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 21st Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
  • 22nd Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
  • 29th NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause

Birthdays in Sport

  • 2nd Lewis Bush, NFL outside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • 2nd O J McDuffie, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 2nd Paul Francis Stankowski, Oxnard CA, PGA golfer (1994 Las Vegas-5th)
  • 3rd Ed King, NFL guard (NO Saints)
  • 3rd Kwamie Lassiter, NFL defensive back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 4th Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 4th Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 4th Marie-Josee Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 4th Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 4th Terry Glenn, wide reciever (New England Patriots)
  • 5th Mark Dekker, Zimbabwe cricket opening batsman (1993- )
  • 5th Lewis Gordon Pugh, English swimmer, polar explorer and motivational speaker
  • 6th Elmore Spencer, NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 6th Greg Knox, CFL safety (Calgary Stampeders)
  • 6th Todd Black, Kenton Ohio, 800m runner
  • 6th Wayne Smith - Motorcycle racer
  • 7th Sabine Hack, West Germany, tennis star
  • 8th Antoon Kuil, soccer player (Veendam, SC Heerenveen)
  • 8th Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 8th Darrin Shannon, Barrie, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 8th Victor Green, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
  • 9th Greg[ory] Klingsporn, Morristown NJ, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 9th Ramon Garcia, Guanare Venezuela, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 9th Bixente Lizarazu, French footballer
  • 10th Darren Berry, cricketer (Victorian wicket-keeper since 1989-90)
  • 10th Nadim Khan, cricketer (brother of Moin Pakistani lefty spinner 1993)
  • 10th Rob Blake, Simcoe Ont, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, LA Kings)
  • 10th Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
  • 11th Stig Inge Bjørnebye, Norwegian footballer
  • 11th Sean Grande, American sportscaster
  • 11th Alessandro Melli, Italian footballer
  • 12th Courtney Hawkins, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 12th Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)
  • 12th Frank Dikstaal, soccer player (MVV)
  • 12th Jane Robinson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 12th Sebastian Savage, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 13th Norm Krumpschmd, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • 13th Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)
  • 14th Arthur Numan, soccer player (PSV)
  • 14th Craig Jones, Nambour Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (NZ Open-1994)
  • 14th Dave Nilsson, Brisbane Australia, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 14th Rogerick Green, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 15th Dan Williams, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • 15th Sean Briscombe, Minneapolis Minn, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 15th Wayne Simmons, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • 15th Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian wheelchair athlete
  • 16th Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 16th Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)
  • 16th Martin Ulrich, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • 17th Dean Wilson, Kaneohe Hawaii, golfer (1991 Western Athletic)
  • 17th Marc Davis, Oceanside California, 3K steeplechase runner (Goodwill-gold-94)
  • 17th Marty Carter, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 17th Rob Maas, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 17th Scott Player, WLAF punter (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 18th Andrew Murphy, Australian long jumper/triple jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 18th Chris Dausin, WLAF corner/guard (Scottish Claymores)
  • 18th Joanne Mills, Australian golfer (T25 Holden 1994 Women's Aust Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 18th Joe Randa, Milwaukee WI, infielder (KC Royals)
  • 18th Keith Piper, cricketer (Warwickshire & England A wicketkeeper)
  • 18th Marco Coleman, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers)
  • 18th T C Wright, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 18th Santiago Cañizares, Spanish footballer
  • 18th Justin Edinburgh, English footballer
  • 19th Michael Bates, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers)
  • 19th Mike Alexander, WLAF corner (Rhein Fire)
  • 19th Nayan Mongia, cricketer (Indian Test batsman-wicketkeeper 1994- )
  • 19th Santana Dotson, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 19th Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 19th Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 20th Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 21st Chuck Smith, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 21st Leon Searcy, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson Jaguars)
  • 21st Mihails Zemļinskis, Latvian footballer
  • 22nd Andrew Scott, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics-1996)
  • 22nd Myriam Bédard, Canadian athlete
  • 23rd Rodney Culver, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • 23rd Stephen Grant, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 23rd Greg Biffle, American racecar driver
  • 23rd Rob Pelinka, American sports agent
  • 27th Chris Humbert, Modesto California, water polo 2m offense (Olympics-96)
  • 27th Suzanne Paxton, Balt Md, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
  • 27th Jean-Christophe Boullion, French race car driver
  • 28th James Trapp, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • 29th Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver
  • 30th Anthuan Maybank, Georgetown SC, 200m/400m runner
  • 30th Jeff Thomason, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 30th Michelle McGann, West Palm Beach FL, golfer (1995 Sara Lee Classic)

Deaths in Sport

  • 7th Lefty O'Doul, American baseball player (b. 1897)