December 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros
  • Dec 4 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • Dec 4 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
  • Dec 4 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • Dec 12 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes

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Dec 13 Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf

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  • Dec 26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 27 Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Soren Henriksen, Denmark cricket all-rounder (86-94 ICC, Lancs 85-86)
  • Dec 1 Salvatore Schillaci, Italian footballer
  • Dec 2 Brian Habib, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Dec 2 Chip Hale, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Dec 2 Yolanda Henry, high jumper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 3 Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Dec 3 Toi Cook, cornerback (Carolina Panthers)
  • Dec 4 Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Dec 5 Pablo Morales, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 6 Will Johnson, CFL defensive end (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Dec 7 Peter Laviolette, Norwood Mass, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • Dec 7 Tadao Uematsu, Japanese racing driver
  • Dec 8 James Martinez, Santa Fe NM, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 9 Petr Briza, hockey goalie (Team Czech Rep), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 10 Luis Polonia, Santiago City Dom Rep, outfielder (NY Yanks, Orioles)
  • Dec 11 Dave Gagner, Chatham, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Dec 11 Thomas Howard, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Dec 12 Haywood Jeffires, NFL wide receiver (Houston Oilers)
  • Dec 12 Haywood Jeffries, American football player
  • Dec 15 Carlton Bailey, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Dec 15 Jerry Ball, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Dec 16 Billy Ripken, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • Dec 16 Evelyn Conley, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1989), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 16 Heike Drechsler, Gera German DR, sprinter (1988 world record)
  • Dec 17 Frank Musil, Pardubice Cze, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Dec 17 Joe Wolf, NBA forward/center (Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets)
  • Dec 17 Tyrone Braxton, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Dec 17 Michele Tafoya, American sportscaster
  • Dec 18 Don Beebe, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Dec 19 Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Dec 19 Lorie Kane, PEI Canada, LPGA golfer (du Maurier Ltd-1994, 95)
  • Dec 19 Mike Fetters, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Dec 19 Randall McDaniel, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Dec 21 Joey Kocur, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Dec 21 Keith Taylor, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Dec 21 Rob Kelly, English football manager
  • Dec 22 Mike Jackson, US pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 23 Andy Gabel, short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Dec 23 Petr Klima, Chaomutov Cze, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Dec 24 Elbert Shelley, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Dec 24 Gary Muller, South Africa, tennis star
  • Dec 24 Marcel van der Net, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Dec 25 Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 25 Janet Soulsby, Corbridge Australia, golfer (Curtis Cup 1982)
  • Dec 25 Raymond Libregts, soccer player (MVV)
  • Dec 25 Gary McAllister, Scottish footballer
  • Dec 26 Jeff King, Marion IN, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Dec 27 David Tikolo, Kenyan cricket batsman (1996 World Cup)
  • Dec 27 Randy Kirk, NFL outside linebacker (AZ Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • Dec 27 Steve Wallace, NFL tackle (SF 49ers, KC Chiefs)
  • Dec 28 Charles Sinek, dance skater (& Beata Handra-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd)
  • Dec 28 Maite Zúñiga, Spanish athlete
  • Dec 29 Craig Grebeck, Cerritos CA, infielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Dec 30 Kris Tschetter, LPGA golfer (1992 Northgate Computer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Dec 30 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • Dec 31 Denis Hickey, cricketer (fast bowler for Vic, SA & Glamorgan)
  • Dec 31 Klari MacAskill, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Dec 31 Winston Benjamin, cricketer (WI righty quick 1987-95)

Deaths in Sport

  • 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)