1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 165

  • Jan 1 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • Jan 1 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • Jan 1 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 5 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
  • Jan 13 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 13 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 14 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • Jan 15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • Jan 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jan 29 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • Jan 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • Feb 2 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 2 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Feb 9 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Feb 17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • Feb 23 6th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (154.334)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 25 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Feb 29 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
  • Feb 29 NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
  • Mar 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • 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"
  • Mar 7 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
  • Mar 16 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
  • Mar 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
  • Mar 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
  • Mar 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
  • Apr 5 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 28th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276

  • Apr 12 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • Apr 17 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 20 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • Apr 21 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • Apr 23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • Apr 25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 26 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
  • May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • May 15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • May 16 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton

  • May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • May 27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 30 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

May 30 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

  • Jun 10 Rolling Stones record their 12x5 album at Chess Studios in Chicago
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • Jun 20 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
  • Jun 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship Final: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid
  • Jun 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Court
  • Jul 7 35th MLB All Star Game, Shea Stadium, New York: NL wins 7-4 on the back of Johnny Callison's 3-run 9th inning homer
  • Jul 10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • Jul 12 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • Jul 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 1 Dan 'Big Daddy' Garlits becomes first drag racer to run the 1/4 mile at over 200mph (201.34mph at Island Dragway, New Jersey)
  • Aug 5 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Aug 15 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Aug 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 511

  • Jan 2 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • Jan 2 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
  • Jan 3 Cheryl Miller, basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Riverside, California
  • Jan 4 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • Jan 5 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jan 6 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 6 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Henry Maske, German boxer
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • Jan 7 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star
  • Jan 8 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Jan 9 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • Jan 10 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jan 13 Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
  • Jan 14 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • Jan 15 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
  • Jan 15 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • Jan 16 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • Jan 16 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • Jan 16 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • Jan 17 Jeff Tabaka, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Jan 18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Jan 18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Jan 20 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jan 20 Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
  • Jan 20 Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 22 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • Jan 22 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 23 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 24 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jan 25 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • Jan 27 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • Jan 27 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 27 Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jan 28 Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
  • Jan 29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 29 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • Jan 29 John Habyan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 31 Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jan 31 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
  • Jan 31 Sharon Cain, team handball center back (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb 5 Jim Pugh, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • Feb 7 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, swimmer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Riverside, California
  • Feb 7 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
  • Feb 8 Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 10 Roger Reijners, Dutch football coach and player (MVV), born in Roemond, Netherlands
  • Feb 10 Sam Graddy, US 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Feb 12 Maurice Douglass, NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Feb 12 Michel Petit, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Quebec, Canada
  • Feb 12 Milton Small, West Indian cricket pace bowler (WI v Australia 1984), born in Saint Philip Parish, Barbados
  • Feb 13 Evi Strasser, German equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Inzell, Germany
  • Feb 14 Darrick Brilz, NFL center (Cin Bengals)
  • Feb 14 Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 15 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Feb 16 Mark Price, American NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers) and coach, born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • Feb 16 Bebeto [José Roberto Gama de Oliveira], Brazilian footballer, born in Salvador, Brazil
  • Feb 17 Mike Campbell, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 17 Buster Olney, American sports columnist
  • Feb 18 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Feb 20 Christian Ruuttu, Lappeenranta FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland)
  • Feb 20 Jeffrey Allan Maggert, Columbia MO, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney)
  • Feb 21 Willie Pless, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 22 Gigi Fernandez, [Beatriz], San Juan PR, US tennis star (Olymp-gold-96)
  • Feb 23 Byron Evans, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 24 Russell Ingall, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 25 Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 27 April Heinrichs, Littleton Colo, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96)
  • Feb 27 Richard de Vries, soccer player (De Graafschap)
  • Feb 28 Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, Uzbekistan road cyclist (Tour de France points winner 1991, 93-4), born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Feb 29 Henrik Sundstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 1 Paul Le Guen, French football manager
  • Mar 3 Atif Rauf, cricketer (Pakistani Test batsman v New Zealand 1994)
  • Mar 3 Raúl Alcalá, Mexican cyclist
  • Mar 4 Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnast (Olympic silver 1980)
  • Mar 4 Linda French, badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • Mar 4 Tom Lampkin, catcher (SF Giants), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 5 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 7 Amy Baltus, Bloomington IND, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1992)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Criswell, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 8 Lance McCullers, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 10 Greg Campbell, cricketer (Aussie pace-bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 11 Raimo Helminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 14 Donald Evans, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Mar 14 Richard Migliore, jockey
  • Mar 15 Alison Johnson, Tustin CA, WPVA volleyball player (US Open-4th-1993)
  • Mar 15 Ron Hall, NFL tight end (Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 15 Davide Pinato, Italian footballer
  • Mar 16 Pascal Richard, Swiss cyclist
  • Mar 17 Alex Shoumidoub, NHL goaltender (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 17 Don Griffin, NFL cornerback (Cleveland Browns)
  • Mar 17 Ron Warren Jr, jockey (Bay Meadows)
  • Mar 17 Lee Dixon, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25 MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 George Duncan, Scottish golfer (British Open 1920), dies at 80
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist who twice won the Tour de France (1919, 1922), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
  • Feb 7 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 59
  • Feb 13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • Feb 20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
  • Apr 14 Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • Apr 19 Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
  • Apr 20 Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 26 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74
  • Jul 2 Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962), dies from injuries in May 24 crash at 35
  • Jul 12 William Solomon, South African cricketer (Test 1898-99), dies
  • Jul 26 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and auto racer (1931 Le Mans), dies at 80
  • Jul 29 Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Aug 5 Art Ross, Canadian hockey player and executive (b. 1886)
  • Sep 15 Robert Dower, cricketer (Test for South Africa), dies
  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies
  • Nov 6 Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • Nov 16 Piet Moeskops, Dutch track cyclist (world sprint champion 1921-24, 26), dies at 71
  • Dec 3 George Brown, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 12 H I "Sailor" Young, cricketer (left-arm bowler Eng v Aust 1899), dies
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)