Events in Sport in 1967

  • Jan 1 CRU becomes the CAFA & turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • Jan 1 KC Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills 31-7 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-120 at Daly City, California

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Jan 12 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10 in LA Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
  • Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 3-0 at Montreal
  • Jan 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
  • Jan 22 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-10

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Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • Jan 29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Women's Australian Championships: Nancy Richey Gunter beats Lesley Turner Bowrey (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 55th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Ali TKOs Ernie Terrell in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
  • Feb 18 Bob Seagren sets pole vault record at 17'3"
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner

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Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins (146.926 MPH)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
  • Mar 14 1st NFL-AFL common draft, Balt Colts pick Bubba Smith
  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 19 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 26 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Venice Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 2 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
  • Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • Apr 8 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard Foinavon wins
  • Apr 9 31st Masters Golf Tournament: Gay Brewer Jr wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • Apr 19 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17
  • Apr 20 NY Met Tom Seaver's 1st victory, beats Cubs, 6-1
  • Apr 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)

  • Apr 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 30 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shreveport Kiwanis Club Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 30 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins hist 1st game
  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers
  • May 2 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • May 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

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May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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May 13 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
  • May 14 Mickey Mantle's 500th HR off Oriole's Stu Miller
  • May 15 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
  • May 21 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 12th European Cup: Celtic beats Internazionale 2-1 at Lisbon

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May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • May 31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg

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May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jun 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 3 66th Men's French Championships: Roy Emerson beats Tony Roche (6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)
  • Jun 3 66th Women's French Championships: Francoise Durr beats Lesley Turner (4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • Jun 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ

  • Jun 18 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • Jun 18 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jun 20 Muhammad Ali convicted of refusing induction into armed services
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jun 30 Phillies Cookie Rojas pitches, plays 9th position since joining Phils
  • Jul 2 22nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
  • Jul 4 Phillies Clay Dairymple ties NL record of 6 walks in doubleheader
  • Jul 7 81st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe beats W Bungert (63 61 61)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 74th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Anne Jones (63 64)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 9 13th LPGA Championship won by Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 14 Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 15 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
  • Jul 15 96th British Golf Open: Robert De Vicenzo shoots a 278 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jul 16 Mickey Wright wins Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves use a record 5 pitchers in 9th inning
  • Jul 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Ladies' Golf Open
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 49th PGA Championship: Don January shoots a 281 at Columbine CC Colo
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game
  • Jul 27 Helmond Sport soccer team forms
  • Aug 2 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season game, they lose to LA Rams 16-77
  • Aug 4 34th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 (70,934)
  • Aug 5 1st time an AFL team beats an NFL team, Broncos beats Detroit 13-7
  • Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Aug 6 Minn Twin Dean Chance perfect games Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings
  • Aug 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • Aug 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • Aug 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • Aug 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • Aug 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • Aug 29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
  • Sep 1 SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
  • Sep 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf
  • Sep 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • Sep 10 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Pacific Golf Classic
  • Sep 10 87th U.S. Men's National Championship: John Newcombe beats Clark Graebner (6-4, 6-4, 8-6)
  • Sep 10 81st U.S. Women's National Championship: Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones (11-9, 6-4)
  • Sep 16 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • Sep 17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • Sep 17 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • Sep 22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • Sep 24 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
  • Sep 24 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Sep 27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • Oct 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' LA Golf Open
  • Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • Oct 4 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature NY Yankees, Giants or the Dodgers
  • Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • Oct 12 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • Oct 18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • Oct 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Oct 22 17th Ryder Cup: US wins 23½-8½ at Champions Golf Club (Houston, Texas, US)
  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • Oct 22 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
  • Oct 22 18th Formula One WDC: Denny Hulme wins by five points
  • Oct 23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • Oct 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 29 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • Oct 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • Nov 5 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 5 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24
  • Nov 12 Margie Masters wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

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Nov 15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Nov 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)
  • Dec 1 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses
  • Dec 2 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
  • Dec 2 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
  • Dec 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
  • Dec 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne.
  • Dec 28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • Dec 31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
  • Dec 31 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 31 "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13°F)