October 12, 1964 in Sport

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • American Don Schollander swims an Olympic record 53.4s to beat Briton Robert McGregor by 0.1s and win the 100m freestyle gold medal in Tokyo; first of Schollander's 4 gold medals at the Games

Birthdays in Sport

  • Darrick Heath, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Fanie De Villers, cricketer (great South African pace bowler 1993- )