On This Day

Year 1963 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Jan 1 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • Jan 1 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • Jan 1 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Jan 13 2nd AFL All Star Game, Balboa Stadium, SD: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 21-14; MVPs: Curtis McClinton, Dallas Texans, RB; Earl Faison, LA Chargers, DE

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

Jan 13 13th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 30-20; MVPs: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns, RB; Eugene Lipscomb, Pittsburgh Steelers, DT

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 16 13th NBA All-Star Game, LA Memorial Sports Arena: East beats West, 115-108; MVP: Bill Russell, Boston Celtics, C

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jan 19 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill for 4th consecutive year 6-2, 6-2

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 19 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 1st of 5 straight Australian titles; beats countryman Ken Fletcher 6-3, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 26 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • Jan 27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • Feb 8 AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 16 North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham

  • Feb 17 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
  • Feb 20 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Feb 20 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Feb 24 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund driving for Wood Bros Racing, wins on 4 pit stops as first 10 laps run under caution flag because of rain

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Mar 2 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament, Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, NC: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Mar 10 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
  • Mar 14 San Francisco Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
  • Mar 16 England edges Scotland, 10-8 at Twickenham, London to win its 17th Five Nations Rugby Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Mar 23 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola-Chicago beats Cincinnati, 60-58 (OT); Ramblers' first title in first title game
  • Mar 28 AFL's NY Titan's become the NY Jets
  • Mar 30 117th Grand National: 19-year old jockey Pat Buckley aboard 66/1 outsider Ayala wins by 3/4 of a length from Carrickbeg
  • Apr 1 NY Mets purchase future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Duke Snider from the LA Dodgers for $40,000; Snider had starred for the Brooklyn Dodgers 1947-57

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 7 27th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: 23 year old Jack Nicklaus wins the first of his record 6 Green Jackets with a 3-foot par putt on the final hole to finish 1 stroke ahead of Tony Lema

  • Apr 7 Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
  • Apr 8 Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000
  • Apr 13 Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit
  • Apr 15 67th Boston Marathon won by Aurèle Vandendriessche of Belgium in race record 2:18:58

  • Apr 18 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs go back-to-back with a 3-1 Game 5 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-1 series victory
  • Apr 24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 29 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith beats Mickey Wright by 1 shot in 18-hole playoff

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 1 First one-day cricket competition is played (Gillette Cup); Lancashire beats Leicestershire by 101 at Old Trafford
  • May 4 89th Kentucky Derby: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:01.8
  • May 4 Pitcher Bob Shaw sets record of 5 balks in a game
  • May 11 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0
  • May 15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • May 17 Houston Colt .45's Don Notterbart no-hits Phillies, 4-1
  • May 18 88th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
  • May 22 Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade
  • May 22 European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: José Altafini scores twice as AC Milan edge Benfica, 2-1 for first title to an Italian club
  • May 25 Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
  • May 26 French Championships Men's Tennis: Australian Roy Emerson beats home favourite Pierre Darmon 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4
  • May 26 French Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Lesley Turner wins the first of 2 French titles; beats England's Ann Jones 2-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Parnelli Jones wins in 3:29:35.365 (230.357 km/h)
  • Jun 8 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
  • Jun 9 1st Sunday night game in baseball SF Giants lose to Houston Colts 3-0
  • Jun 14 NY Met Duke Snider hits his 400th HR
  • Jun 15 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
  • Jun 15 SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • Jun 20 1st Mayor's Trophy Game (New York), Mets beat Yankees 6-2

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 23 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Julius Boros wins his second Open title in an 18-hole playoff with Arnold Palmer and Jacky Cupit

  • Jun 23 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Maple Bluff CC: Mickey Wright defends title by 9 shots from Kathy Whitworth for her 10th major championship
  • Jun 23 NY Mets Jimmy Piersall hits his 100th HR, he circles bases backwards
  • Jun 25 Famous cricket draw at Lord's as England hang on against the Windies
  • Jun 27 Phillies Johnny Callison hits for cycle, but Phillie centerfielder Tony Gonzalez's error ends his record 205 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 2 Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Braves

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Chuck McKinley wins his only Grand Slam singles title beating Fred Stolle of Australia 9-7, 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins her first of 3 Wimbledon titles beating Billie Jean Moffitt 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 9 34th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants)
  • Jul 13 Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43
  • Jul 13 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: Bob Charles of New Zealand wins his only major championship in a 36-hole playoff, 8 strokes ahead of runner-up Phil Rodgers; becomes first left-hander to win a major title
  • Jul 14 50th Tour de France: French cyclist Jacques Anquetil wins his 3rd consecutive general classification event; first rider to win Tour 4 times
  • Jul 17 Telstar soccer team forms in Ijmuiden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 17 Dave DeBusschere hits a single off Bennie Daniels, his 1st and only MLB hit

NBA Forward and MLB Player Dave DeBusschere
NBA Forward and MLB Player
Dave DeBusschere
  • Jul 19 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Siever hits HR # 300

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 20 US Open Women's Golf, Kenwood CC: Mary Mills wins her first of 3 major titles by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Louise Suggs and Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Jul 21 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Dallas Athletic Club: Jack Nicklaus wins first of 5 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from fellow American Dave Ragan

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jul 22 Sonny Liston KOs Floyd Patterson in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Jul 31 Cleveland Indians hit 4 consecutive home runs to beat Angels, 9-5; Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona and Larry Brown all go deep off Paul Foytack in 6th inning

Sport awardDavis Cup

Aug 1 Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American tennis player to be named in the US Davis Cup team

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 6 Philadelphia NBA franchise changes name from 'Nationals' to the '76ers', based on US Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia in 1776
  • Aug 8 LA Dodgers F Howard & B Skowron are 3rd to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 9 NY Met Roger Craig's NL record-tying 18-game losing streak ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 12 Stan Musial announces he will retire at end of year

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Aug 13 Dave DeBusschere pitches a shutout against the Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 17 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit for cycle
  • Aug 24 John Pennel is first person to pole-vault 17'
  • Aug 26 W I beat England 2-1 in series, 1st holders of Wisden Cricket Trophy
  • Sep 1 Walter Kennedy begins his tenure as the commissioner of the NBA, succeeding Maurice Podoloff
  • Sep 6 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • Sep 8 Braves Warren Spahn ties Christy Mathewson with 13 20-win seasons
  • Sep 8 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first F1 World Drivers Championship; Clark's 5th GP win of the season
  • Sep 8 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rafael Osuna of Mexico beats Frank Froehling 7-5, 6-4, 6-2 for his lone major singles title

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins second of 4 US singles crowns; beats defending champion Margaret Smith of Australia 7-5, 6-4

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Sep 10 Phillies beat Houston Colt .45s, 16-0
  • Sep 10 Stan Musial hits a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
  • Sep 18 Final game at Polo Grounds, 1,752 see Phillies beat Mets 5-1
  • Sep 24 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • Sep 29 Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th total hits (475 HRs)
  • Oct 2 LA Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Oct 5 17th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs tie All Stars, 3-3; MVP: Frank Mahovlich, Toronto, LW

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 389

  • Jan 1 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1980; WR 1979 2:28.36), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Jan 2 David Cone, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1999; AL Cy Young Award 1994; 5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1992, 96, 98–2000), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 2 Edgar Martínez, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman and DH (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × Silver Slugger Award; AL batting champion 1992, 95; Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Aamer Malik, Pakistani cricket batsman (14 Tests, 2x100s 1989; 24 ODIs), born in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Jan 3 Jim Everett, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1990; NFL passing TD leader 1988, 89; LA Rams, New Orleans Saints), born in Emporia, Kansas
  • Jan 4 Linda Muri, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Killingly, Connecticut
  • Jan 5 Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Jan 6 Norm Charlton, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Fort Polk, California
  • Jan 7 Craig Shipley, Australian-American baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Parramatta, Australia
  • Jan 8 Hiromi Kobayashi, Japanese golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Iwaki, Fukushima
  • Jan 11 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • Jan 11 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • Jan 11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • Jan 13 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
  • Jan 13 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 15 Lijuan Geng, Chinese-Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Hebei, China
  • Jan 15 Richard Nasheim, Canadian-Austrian ice hockey coach and forward (Team Austria 1998), born in Regina, Canada
  • Jan 15 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 18 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter, born in Tver Oblast, Russia
  • Jan 19 Michael Adams, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 21 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • Jan 21 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

Jan 21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jan 22 Jeff Treadway, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jan 22 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • Jan 23 Rocco Romano, Canadian CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Jan 24 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player, born in Halifax, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer, born in Sittard, Netherlands
  • Jan 26 Simon O'Donnell, Australian cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90), born in Deniliquin, Australia
  • Jan 26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • Jan 28 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 Denise Biellmann, Swiss figure skater (Olympic 4th 1980), born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Feb 4 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Feb 4 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • Feb 6 David Capel, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90), born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Feb 6 Mike Hough, Canadian NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
  • Feb 8 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
  • Feb 8 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 9 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 9 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], wrestler (WCW), born in Milan, Italy
  • Feb 9 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • Feb 10 Bennie Thompson, American football safety (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 10 Harris Huizingh, Dutch football player (FC Groningen)
  • Feb 10 Joakim Nystrom, Swedish tennis star, born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Feb 10 Lenny Dykstra, American MLB centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Santa Ana, California
  • Feb 11 Todd Benzinger, American baseball player (SF Giants), born in Dayton, Kentucky
  • Feb 11 José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer, born in Goizueta, Spain
  • Feb 12 Brent Jones, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Santa Clara Uni; Super Bowl 1988, 89, 95; SF 49ers; Pro Bowl 1992–95; All Pro 1992-94), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Feb 14 Jeff Dellenbach, American NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 John Marzano, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Dano Halsall, Swiss swimmer

Person of interestMichael Jordan

Feb 17 Michael Jordan, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward, owner (5-time NBA MVP, 6-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls), born in Brooklyn, New York

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Feb 18 John Gesek, American NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 18 Rob Andrew, English rugby player, born in Richmond, United Kingdom

Person of interestCharles Barkley

Feb 20 Charles Barkley, American basketball forward (NBA MVP 1993, 11-time All Star, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Feb 21 Greg Turner, New Zealand golfer (4 European Tour titles), born in Dunedin, NZ
  • Feb 21 Michael Gostigian, American pentathelete (Olympic 16th-88, 92, 96), born in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Dave Besteman, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 22 Devon Malcolm, Jamaican cricketer (in Jamaica England fast bowler 1989-95), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Feb 22 Vijay Singh, Fijian golfer (Masters 2000, PGA C'ship 1998, 2004) born in Lautoka, Fiji
  • Feb 23 Bobby Bonilla, American outfielder (NY Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Marlins), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 24 Fuad Reveiz, NFL kicker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Matias Carrillo, Mexican-American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)

Person of interestPaul O'Neill

Feb 25 Paul O'Neill, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees), born in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • Feb 25 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 27 Francesco Cancellotti, Italian tennis star, born in Perugia, Italy
  • Feb 28 Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
  • Mar 1 Magnus Svensson, Swedish ice hockey defenseman (Olympic gold 1994; NHL: Florida Panthers), born in Tranås, Sweden
  • Mar 1 Ron Francis, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1991, 92; Pittsburgh Penguins; NHL All-Star 1983, 85, 90, 96) and executive (Carolina Hurricanes; Seattle 2021), born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
  • Mar 2 Tanyu Kiryakov, Bulgarian pistol shooter (Olympic gold 10m air pistol 1988, 50m pistol 2000), born in Ruse, Bulgaria
  • Mar 3 Elizabeth Chavez, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-91), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 3 Kelly Miller, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 4 Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star
  • Mar 5 Eddo Brandes, Zimbabwe cricket fast bowler (10 Tests, 26 wickets; ODI hat-trick v England 1997), born in Port Shepstone, Natal Province, South Africa
  • Mar 7 Mike Eagles, Sussex, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Mar 8 Gursharan Singh, cricketer (Indian batsman played one Test 1989-90)
  • Mar 8 Mike Lalor, American NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 9 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Mar 9 Terry Mulholland, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 12 Joaquim Carvalho Cruz, Brazil, 800m runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Mar 12 Paul Way, English golfer (Ryder Cup 1983, 85), born in Kingsbury, Middlesex
  • Mar 12 Ian Holloway, English football manager
  • Mar 12 John Andretti, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series: 2 wins, 37 top tens, 4 poles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • Mar 13 Mariano Duncan, infielder (NY Yankees), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 13 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Mar 14 Bruce Reid, cricketer (brilliant left-arm Aust pace bowler 1985-92)
  • Mar 15 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • Mar 17 Roger Harper, cricketer (Guyana & WI off-spinner Extraordinary field)
  • Mar 20 Paul Annacone, tennis star, born in Southampton, New York
  • Mar 20 Ramon Andersson, Middle Swan Australia, canoeist (Olympics-br-92, 96)
  • Mar 20 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)
  • Mar 20 Manabu Suzuki, Japanese racing driver and broadcaster
  • Mar 21 Ronald Koeman, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, PSV, Barcelona, Feyenoord)
  • Mar 21 Shawon Dunston, infielder (SF Giants), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 22 Hannu Virta, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Mar 22 Rich Monteleone, pitcher (California Angels), born in Tampa, Florida

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 12 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (7-time NL batting champion), dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • Jan 18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist and cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • Jan 25 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), dies at 78
  • Jan 30 Sir Pelham Warner, English cricket batsman, tour manager and administrator (15 Tests; MCC chairman of selectors), dies at 89
  • Feb 7 Learco Guerra, Italian road racing cyclist, dies at 60
  • Feb 27 William Auchterlonie, Scottish golfer (British Open 1893), dies at 90
  • Mar 1 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • Mar 11 Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52
  • Mar 13 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • Mar 22 Cilly Aussem, German tennis player (French C'ships, Wimbledon 1931), dies of liver failure at 54
  • Mar 25 Davey Moore, American boxer (world featherweight champion 1959-63), dies of injuries sustained in title bout against Sugar Ramos at 29
  • Apr 4 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • Apr 8 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • May 2 Jack Crawford, English cricket all-rounder (12 Tests; Surrey, South Aust, Otago), dies at 76
  • May 10 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • May 12 Robert Kerr, Canadian runner (1908 Olympics), dies at 80
  • May 18 Ernie Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st African-American to win Heisman Trophy 1961, Syracuse), dies of leukemia at 23
  • Jun 2 Century Milstead, American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Yale; NFL C'ship 1927, NY Giants), dies at 62
  • Jul 10 Teddy Wakelam, English sports broadcaster and rugby union player (b. 1893)
  • Jul 18 A H C Cooper, South African cricketer (Test v England 1914), dies
  • Jul 29 Dave Smith, cricketer (2 Tests in 1912 Australian side), dies
  • Aug 21 John Gunn, English cricketer (England all-rounder in 6 Tests 1901-05), dies at 87
  • Sep 12 Ben Sealey, cricketer (one Test WI v England 1933), dies
  • Sep 22 Fred Le Roux, cricketer (South African all-rounder in only Test), dies
  • Sep 27 Andy Coakley, American baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University, dies at 80
  • Oct 2 Herb Joesting, College Football Hall of Fame halfback/fullback (Uni of Minnesota; Chicago Bears), dies from heart failure at 58
  • Oct 3 Bobby McDermott, American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard and coach (2 × NBL Coach of the Year 1944-45, Fort Wayne Pistons), dies at 49
  • Oct 15 Horton Smith. American golfer (US Masters 1934, 36), dies of Hodgkin's disease at 55
  • Nov 22 Claude Floquet, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Dec 21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies