October 14, 1964 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • American swimmer Cathy Ferguson sets world record 1:07.7 to beat Kiki Caron of France by 0.2s and win the women's 100m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • American swimmer Dick Roth sets world record 4:45.4 to beat team mate Roy Saari and win the men's 400m individual medley gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Little known American distance runner Billy Mills scores major upset by winning the 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia by 0.4s; only American to ever win the event
  • Mary Rand of Great Britain leaps a world record 6.76m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • US 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Steve Clark, Mike Austin, Gary Ilman & Don Schollander swim world record 3:33.2 to beat Germany by 4.0s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics

Birthdays in Sport

  • Joe Girardi, catcher (NY Yankees), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)