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Year 1964 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Mar 6 Boxing legend Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and changes his name to "Muhammad Ali", calling his former title a "slave name"
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France: Jacques Anquetil of France wins 4th consecutive Tour and is first to claim 5 titles

Sports Stars Married in 1964

  • Jan 25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
  • Mar 28 Anthropologist Jane Goodall marries wildlife photographer Baron Hugo van Lawick, at Chelsea Old Church, London (divorced 1974)
  • May 5 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

More Weddings & Divorces in Sport

Sports Stars Who Died in 1964

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, South African cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 40 wickets), dies at 67
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 George Duncan, Scottish golfer, course designer (British Open 1920), dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), dies of head injuries in race crash at 41
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77

More Deaths in Sport