December 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 NY Jets 1st shutout, beat KC 17-0
  • Dec 2 ML Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts, effective in 1965
  • Dec 2 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • Dec 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • Dec 28 14th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 21 points
  • Dec 28 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F! season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Championship of Drivers title
  • Dec 29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • Dec 29 Chicago Bears win NFL championship, defeating New York Giants 14-10 in Chicago

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Arjuna Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman since 1982)
  • Dec 1 Marco Greco, Brazilian racing driver
  • Dec 3 Ashley De Silva, Sri Lankan Cricket wicketkeeper (1993)
  • Dec 3 Steve Hegg, Dana Point California, road cyclist (Olympics-16th-84, 96)
  • Dec 4 Johanna Wright, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Dec 4 Mike Snoei, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Dec 4 Sergey Bubka, Ukrainian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1988, 6 world titles), born in Luhansk, Ukraine
  • Dec 5 Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards, English ski jumper
  • Dec 7 Kristi Albers, LPGA golfer (1993 Sprint Classic), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Dec 7 Theo Snelders, former Dutch footballer
  • Dec 9 Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Dec 9 Dave Hilton, Jr., Canadian boxer
  • Dec 10 Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • Dec 10 Gerald Sandel, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Dec 10 Michael Lofton, fencer-sabre (Olympics 1996), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Dec 10 Robin White, tennis player (US Open doubles 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 11 Claudia Kohde-Kilsch, German FR, tennis star
  • Dec 11 John Lammers, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Dec 11 Mark Greatbatch, cricketer (big-hitting NZ opener)
  • Dec 15 Asif Karim, cricketer (slow left-arm bowler for Kenya 1996 World Cup)
  • Dec 15 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Dec 16 Brian Clark, Brandon Man, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morden Pro-Am)
  • Dec 16 Cathy Johnston, American golfer, (du Maurier Classic 1990), born in High Point, North Carolina
  • Dec 16 Silvio Diliberto, WLAF kicker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Dec 18 Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • Dec 18 Lori McNeil, tennis star (1995 Oakland doubles), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 18 Karl Dorrell, American football coach
  • Dec 19 Chris Greatrex, LPGA golfer (1995 Fielcrest Cannon Classic-71st)
  • Dec 19 Karen Bliss-Livingston, Quakertown PA, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 20 Pam Casale, tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Dec 22 Bryan McMillan, South African cricketer (brilliant all-rounder since 1992)
  • Dec 22 Giuseppe Bergomi, Italian footballer, born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 23 Carol Peterka, Little Falls MN, team handball back court (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Dec 23 Jim Harbaugh, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Dec 24 Timo Jutila, Tampere FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Dec 24 Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst
  • Dec 25 Joop Gall, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Dec 27 Dana Chladek, Czech-American slalom kayaker (Olympic bronze 1992, silver 1996), born in Děčín, Czech Republic
  • Dec 27 Jim Leyritz, Lakewood OH, catcher (NY Yankees)
  • Dec 27 Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Dec 28 Mel Stottlemyre Jr, pitcher (Toronto Blues Jays)
  • Dec 29 Sean Payton, American football coach
  • Dec 30 Johnny van 't Schip, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Genua)
  • Dec 30 Milan Srejber, Czech, tennis star
  • Dec 30 Robert Jenkins, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Dec 31 Ed Simmons, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Dec 31 Konishiki, American sumo wrestler

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 2 Thomas J. Hicks, British-born runner (b. 1875)
  • Dec 21 Jack Hobbs, cricketer (61 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 26 "Gorgeous George" Wagner, wrestler, dies