Events in Sport for Year 1963

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Months in Year 1963: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events 1 - 145 of 145

Jan 1st - 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
Jan 1st - 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
Jan 1st - 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
Jan 7th - The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
Jan 13th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
Jan 13th - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
Jan 16th - 13th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 115-108 at Los Angeles
Jan 17th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
Jan 18th - Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
Jan 19th - 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)
Jan 19th - 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)
Jan 22nd - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
Jan 26th - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
Jan 27th - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe Jan 29th - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
Feb 8th - AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
Feb 10th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
Feb 16th - North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson
Feb 17th - Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
Feb 20th - End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
Feb 20th - Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
Feb 27th - Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
Mar 2nd - 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57
Mar 10th - Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
Mar 10th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Mar 14th - SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
Mar 17th - Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
Mar 23rd - 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
Mar 28th - AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
Mar 30th - 117th Grand National: Pat Buckley aboard Ayala wins
Apr 1st - NY Mets purchase Duke Snider from the Dodgers for $40,000
Apr 7th - 27th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286
Apr 7th - Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
Apr 8th - Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
Apr 13th - Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
Apr 18th - Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose Apr 19th - 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:18:58
Apr 21st - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sunshine Women's Golf Open
Apr 24th - 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
Apr 28th - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
May 4th - 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
May 4th - Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
May 5th - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
May 11th - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
May 12th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Alpine Civitan Golf Open
May 15th - Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atl├ętico Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
May 17th - Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
May 18th - 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright May 19th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open
May 22nd - Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
May 22nd - 8th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 2-1 at London
May 25th - Early Wynn wins his 300th baseball game
May 25th - Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
May 26th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
May 26th - 62nd Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Pierre Darmon (3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4)
May 26th - 62nd Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner beats Ann Jones (2-6, 6-3, 7-5)
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
Jun 2nd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
Jun 8th - 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson Jun 9th - 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
Jun 9th - Barbara Romack wins LPGA Rock City Ladies Golf Open
Jun 9th - Colt .45s beat Giants 3-0 in major leagues' 1st Sunday night game
Jun 14th - NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
Jun 15th - Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
Jun 15th - SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
Jun 16th - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
Jun 23rd - 63rd US Golf Open: Julius Boros shoots a 293 at The Country Club Mass
Jun 23rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
Jun 23rd - NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
Jun 25th - Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
Jun 27th - Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth Jun 30th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Carvel Ladies Golf Open
Jul 2nd - Giant Willie Mays' HR in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
Jul 2nd - Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
Jul 6th - 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith beats Billie Jean King (6-3 6-4)
Jul 6th - 77th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Chuck McKinley beats Fred Stolle (97 61 64)
Jul 7th - Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
Jul 9th - 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleve
Jul 9th - All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
Jul 13th - 92nd British Golf Open: Bob Charles shoots a 277 at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club
Jul 14th - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Sight Golf Open
MLB Legend Willie MaysMLB Legend Willie Mays Jul 14th - 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
Jul 17th - Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden
Jul 19th - Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300
Jul 20th - 18th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mary Mills
Jul 21st - 45th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 279 at Dallas AC Dallas
Jul 22nd - Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
Jul 28th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
Jul 31st - Indians' Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, & Larry Brown hit consecutive home runs in one inning (vs California Angels)
Aug 2nd - 30th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 20, Green Bay 17 (65,000)
Aug 4th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
Aug 8th - LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny ListonBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston Aug 9th - NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends
Aug 11th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
Aug 12th - Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year
Aug 17th - Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
Aug 18th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament
Aug 24th - John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
Aug 25th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ogden Ladies' Golf Open
Aug 26th - W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
Sep 1st - St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
Sep 2nd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Idaho Centennia Golf Tournament
Sep 6th - Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
Sep 8th - Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
Sep 8th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Spokane Women's Golf Open
MLB Legend Stan MusialMLB Legend Stan Musial Sep 8th - 83rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Rafael Osuna beats Frank Froehling (7-5, 6-4, 6-2)
Sep 8th - 77th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (7-5, 6-4)
Sep 10th - Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
Sep 10th - Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
Sep 15th - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open
Sep 18th - Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
Sep 22nd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
Sep 24th - Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
Sep 29th - Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs
Sep 29th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
Tennis Champion Maria BuenoTennis Champion Maria Bueno Oct 2nd - Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
Oct 5th - 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
Oct 6th - LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
Oct 13th - 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)
Oct 13th - 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
Oct 18th - IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics
Oct 20th - Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds
Oct 20th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open
Oct 27th - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
Nov 2nd - Only 1st-class cricket game played in Uganda, MCC v E African XI
Nov 3rd - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Cavern City Golf Open
Nov 3rd - 14th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Joe Weatherly wins
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown Nov 7th - NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP
Nov 9th - 17th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 42-7 in Annapolis
Nov 10th - Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
Nov 10th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open
Nov 11th - Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
Nov 17th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
Nov 26th - 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
Nov 26th - Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year
Nov 30th - 51st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats BC Lions, 21-10
Nov 30th - 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
Ice Hockey Legend Gordie HoweIce Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dec 1st - NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
Dec 2nd - 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
Dec 6th - Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
Dec 8th - Mickey Wright/Dave Ragan Jr wins LPGA Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Golf
Dec 28th - 14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points
Dec 29th - 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
Dec 29th - Chicago Bears win NFL championship

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