1963 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 121 of 121

  • Oct 13 Ryder Cup Golf, East Lake CC: US beats Great Britain, 23-9; competition format changes with addition of 4-ball (better ball) matches on a 3rd day of play

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 13 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Nov 3 Joe Weatherly finishes 7th in the season ending Golden State 400 at Riverside International Raceway; retains NASCAR Sprint Cup by 2,228 points from 14-time winner Richard Petty
  • Nov 7 New York Yankee Elston Howard is 1st african American ever voted AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 11 Gordie Howe ties Rocket Richard's lifetime 544 goal record
  • Nov 26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 Cincinnati 2nd baseman Pete Rose wins NL Rookie of Year

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat BC Lions, 21-10; features controversial sequence involving American players Angelo Mosca and Willie Fleming
  • Nov 30 28th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-8 in Birmingham, Auburn's first points in the series in five years
  • Dec 1 Wendell Scott wins the Grand National Series Jacksonville 200 at Speedway Park in Jacksonville, Florida, becoming the first black driver to win a race at NASCAR's premier level
  • Dec 2 MLB Rules Committee bans oversized catcher's mitts; rule effective only in 1965
  • Dec 2 1964 NFL Draft: Dave Parks from Texas Tech first pick by San Francisco 49ers
  • Dec 4 Boston Bruins' right wing Andy Hebenton sets a new NHL record by playing in his 581st consecutive game in 2-2 tie with Chicago Black Hawks; reaches 630 straight games
  • Dec 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Pollock at the Gabba
  • Dec 17 Ballon d'Or: Dynamo Moscow goalkeeper Lev Yashin wins award for best European football player; beats Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves; first Russian national to win trophy
  • Dec 28 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins his record 7th Grand Prix of the F1 season, the South African event at Prince George Circuit; first Scotsman to win the World Drivers Championship
  • Dec 29 52nd Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (3-2)
  • Dec 29 National Football League Championship, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 14-10; Giants 3rd consecutive championship defeat; played in temperatures under 10 °F (−12 °C)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 449

  • 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
  • Mar 23 Ana Quirot, Cuba, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze/silver-92, 96)
  • Mar 23 Kim Williams, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Mar 24 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • Mar 24 Sammy Giammatva, tennis star, born in Houston, Texas
  • Mar 26 Rebecca Twigg, 79K cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 27 Ed Pinckney, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 27 Randall Cunningham, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Mar 27 James Todd Graves, American sport shooter (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Rouston, Louisiana
  • Mar 28 Therese Washtock, 3 day equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 30 Jenny Lidback, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1995), born in Lima, Peru
  • Mar 30 Lomas Brown, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 2 Dermot Reeve, English cricketer and unorthodox all-rounder, born in Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • Apr 2 Mike Gascoyne, British Formula One engineer and designer, born in Norwich, England
  • Apr 3 Chris Bosio, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Carmichael, California
  • Apr 3 Zakir Khan, Pakistani cricketer (two Tests for Pakistan 1986-89), born in Bannu, Pakistan
  • Apr 4 Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 4 Jack Del Rio, American football player, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Castro Valley, California
  • Apr 6 Lorenzo Lynch, NFL safety (Az Cardinals, Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 8 Alec Stewart, cricketer (son of Micky/opening bat Occasional WK)
  • Apr 8 Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Apr 10 Claire Smith, equestrian 3 day event (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 10 Kirk Lowdermilk, American football NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 10 Mike Devereaux, American baseball outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Casper, Wyoming
  • Apr 11 Elizabeth Smylie, tennis star (1987 Oklahoma City), born in Perth, Australia
  • Apr 11 Billy Bowden, New Zealand cricket umpire, born in Auckland, New Zealand

Person of interestGarry Kasparov

Apr 13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player (world champion 1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Apr 13 Jan Willem van Ede, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht, PSV)
  • Apr 13 Mark Leiter, Joliet IL, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Apr 14 Cynthia Cooper, WNBA guard (Houston Comets/Olympic gold 1988)

Person of interestMeg Mallon

Apr 14 Meg Mallon, American golfer (4 LPGA major titles), born in Natick, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Apr 15 Manoj Prabhakar, cricketer (Indian opening batsman & opening bowler)
  • Apr 15 Teresa Wentzel DeWitt, Ft Bragg NC, double trap (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 16 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 16 Hu Na, China, tennis star
  • Apr 16 Salim Malik, cricketer (memorable Pakistani & Essex batsman)
  • Apr 18 Phil Simmons, cricketer (West Indian opening batsman)
  • Apr 20 Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazilian racing driver, born in Joinville, Brazil
  • Apr 21 Ken Caminiti, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Hanford, California
  • Apr 23 Benoit Doucet, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 26 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Apr 26 Thomas Searle, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

Person of interestMike Babcock

Apr 29 Mike Babcock, Canadian NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada), born in Manitouwadge, Ontario

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 30 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • May 1 Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x doubles major titles, gold medal doubles 1988 Olympics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 2 Jos van Eck, Dutch soccer player (Sparta), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • May 2 Kenton Leonard, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders), born in Point Coupee, Louisiana
  • May 3 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • May 11 Blair Piercy, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 11 Mark Breland, American welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 12 Stefano Modena, Italian racing driver
  • May 13 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
  • May 14 Pat Borders, catcher (California Angels), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 17 Jon Koncak, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • May 18 Marty McSorley, Hamilton, NHL defenseman (LA Kings, NY Rangers)
  • May 19 Rebecca Bradley, LPGA golfer
  • May 19 Filippo Galli, Italian footballer
  • May 20 David Wells, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), born in Torrance, California
  • May 20 Dipak Chudasama, cricketer (Kenya opening batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • May 21 Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
  • May 24 Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 24 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 24 Ken Ftach, tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • May 24 Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver
  • May 24 Rich Rodriguez, American football coach
  • May 24 Kenneth "Ken" Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • May 26 Eddie Martin Jr, jockey
  • May 28 Eugene Robinson, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawk, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • May 29 Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 2 Brian Harvey, baseball umpire (NL)
  • Jun 2 Jay B Cooper, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Jamaica), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Jun 2 Tim Balmer, Canadian Tour golfer (Bermuda Open-1990), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 3 Deb Richard, Abbeville LA, LPGA golfer (1991 Women's Kemper Open)
  • Jun 3 Sabrina Goles, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • Jun 4 Carey Nelson, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Jun 4 Jim Lachey, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 4 Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
  • Jun 6 Dannette Leininger, Kailua HA, team handball wing (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jun 6 Vladimir Ruzicka, hockey forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Jun 7 Steven David Rintoul, Bowral Australia, PGA golfer (1994 Buick-2nd)
  • Jun 8 John Restino, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Tommy Armour), born in Westchester, New York
  • Jun 8 Susan Smith, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 11 Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • Jun 11 Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)
  • Jun 11 Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • Jun 12 Philippa June Baker, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Jun 12 Philippe Bugalski, French rally driver (d. 2012)
  • Jun 13 Bettina Bunge, German tennis player (Virginia Slims of California 1983), born in Adliswil, Switzerland

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport