1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 180

  • 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 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: San Diego Chargers beat Boston Patriots, 51-10; Chargers RB Keith Lincoln rushes for 206 yards, 2 TDs

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

Jan 12 14th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 31-17; MVPs: Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts, QB; Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts, DE

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • Jan 13 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 6-2 for her 5th Australian singles crown

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 13 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson retains title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-3, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 14 14th NBA All-Star Game, Boston Garden: East beats West, 111-107; MVP: Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals, PG

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Jan 15 MLB executives vote to hold a free agent amateur draft, officially known as Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in NYC

AgreementContract of Interest

Jan 15 San Francisco Giants make champion outfielder Willie Mays the highest-paid player in baseball when they sign him to a new $105,000 per season contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jan 19 3rd AFL All Star Game, Balboa Stadium, SD: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 27-24; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Archie Matsos, Oakland Raiders, LB
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 29 IX 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 1 French sisters Christine Goitschel (gold) and Marielle Goitschel (silver) become first female siblings to win Olympic gold and silver in the same event when they dominate the slalom in Innsbruck

  • 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 3 French sisters Marielle Goitschel (gold) and Christine Goitschel (silver) repeat (in reverse order) their top-2 finish in the slalom 2 days earlier, in the giant slalom at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics
  • Feb 9 IX Winter Olympic Games close in 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 and US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player and US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Feb 17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • Feb 23 6th Daytona 500: Race winner Richard Petty leads for record 184 of the 200 laps

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; Bruins first title in first title game; undefeated season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard American-owned 12-year-old Team Spirit wins at odds of 18/1
  • Mar 21 Wales draws 11-11 with France in Cardiff, whilst Scotland beats England, 15-6 at Murrayfield to leave the Five Nations Rugby Championship shared by Wales and Scotland on 6 competition points
  • Mar 22 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Scenic Hills CC: Carol Mann her 1st of 2 major titles by 2 shots from Ruth Jessen and Judy Kimball

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 12 28th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Arnold Palmer wins by 6 shots from Dave Marr and Jack Nicklaus to become the first 4-time winner of the Masters; his 7th and final major victory

  • Apr 17 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3
  • Apr 20 68th Boston Marathon won for second straight year 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 Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: 3-peat for the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 4-0 Game 7 win over Detroit Red Wings for a 4-3 series victory

  • Apr 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 26 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Marilynn Smith retains title; beats Mickey Wright by 1 stroke

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • 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 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)
  • 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 French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia wins her second French singles crown; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 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
  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • 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 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, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Marcelino scores the winner as Spain beats Soviet Union, 2-1
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-Australian final Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle 6-4, 12-10, 4-6, 6-3; Emerson's 1st of 2 straight Wimbledon titles
  • 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 Smith of Australia
  • 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

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 10 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 12 US Open Women's Golf, San Diego CC: Mickey Wright wins her 4th Open in a playoff with Ruth Jessen
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France is won for a record fifth time by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 19 PGA Championship, Columbus CC: Bobby Nichols wins his only major title by 3 strokes from 'Big-2' Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer; leads wire-to-wire
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • 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 7 31st NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 - 65,000 at Soldier Field
  • 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 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Sep 1 SF Giants reliever Masanori Murakami becomes the first Japanese-born player to appear in US MLB; on debut, the Osuki native throws a scoreless inning in a 4-1 loss v New York Mets
  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"
  • Sep 13 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-4, 6-2, 6-4; Emerson's 3rd Grand Slam title of the year
  • Sep 13 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-1, 6-0
  • Sep 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
  • Sep 21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • Sep 21 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • Oct 2 Philadelphia's Alex Johnson-Bobby Wine-Tony Taylor-Vic Power combine for Phillies' 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds
  • Oct 3 NY Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 8-3 to clinch Bronx Bombers 5th consecutive AL pennant, and 29th in club's history

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 468

  • Jan 2 Pernell Whitaker, American boxer (Olympic gold 1984, 4-weight world champion), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 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 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Jan 6 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Gladys, Virginia
  • Jan 6 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Henry Maske, German boxer, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 7 Francisco Maciel, Mexican tennis star, born in Querétaro, Mexico
  • Jan 8 Virgil Hill, American middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1984), born in Clinton, Missouri
  • Jan 9 Stan Javier, Dominican outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants), born in San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Jan 10 Karen Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Sarah Josephson, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • Jan 14 Sergei Nemchinov, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Cees van der de Linden, Dutch soccer player, born in Heelsum, Netherlands
  • Jan 15 Paula Schnurr, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-8-92, 96), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario
  • Jan 16 Gail Graham, Canadian golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Vanderhoof, British Columbia
  • 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), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 20 Ozzie Guillen, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (Chicago White Sox), born in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela
  • Jan 20 Roger Smith, Bahamas tennis doubles player, born in Freeport, Bahamas
  • Jan 20 Ron Harper, American NBA guard (Chicago Bulls), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jan 22 Stojko Vrankovic, Croatian NBA center (LA Clippers), born in Drniš, Croatia
  • Jan 22 Wayne Kirby, American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians, LA Dodgers), born in Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Jan 23 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 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 Billy Andrade, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Bristol, RI
  • 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, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2007 runner-up; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • 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 Sharon Cain, American team handball player (Olympics 1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Feb 5 Jim Pugh, American 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, US NFL offensive lineman (Cin Bengals), born in Richmond, California
  • Feb 14 Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist, born in Brugg, Switzerland
  • 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 Jeff Maggert, American golfer (US Senior Open, Tradition 2015), born in Columbia Missouri
  • Feb 21 Willie Pless, American CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Feb 22 Gigi Fernandez [Beatriz], American tennis star (Olymp-gold-96), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 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, US women's soccer coach (Olympic-96), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 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
  • Mar 17 Jacques Songo'o, Cameroonian footballer

Person of interestBonnie Blair

Mar 18 Bonnie Blair, American speed skater (Olympic 5 gold/bronze 1988, 92, 94), born in Champaign, Illinois

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Mar 18 Alex Caffi, Italian racecar driver
  • Mar 18 Paul Elliott, English footballer
  • Mar 20 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 21 Ahmed Radhi, Iraqi international football star

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding 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, 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
  • 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, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • May 17 Steve Owen, American NFL tackle and coach (NY Giants), dies at 66
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • Jun 7 Charlie Llewellyn, South African cricketer (544 runs in 15 Tests for South Africa), dies at 87
  • 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, dies at 79
  • 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 21 Algernon Kingscote, English tennis player (Australasian C'ship 1919), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Bobby Byrne, baseball player (b. 1884)