December 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Deaths in Sport

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