1964 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 186 of 186

  • 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 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • Oct 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 10 18th Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 12 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
  • Oct 13 Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser wins her third consecutive Olympic 100m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Games; Olympic record 59.05s
  • Oct 13 US sweeps medals in the men's 200m backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics; Jed Graef swims world record 2:10.3 to win gold ahead of team mates Gary Dilley and Bob Bennett

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 14 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
  • Oct 14 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
  • Oct 14 Mary Rand of Great Britain leaps a world record 6.76m to win the women's long jump gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 14 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
  • Oct 14 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
  • Oct 14 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
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
  • Oct 15 American Al Oerter wins his third of 4 consecutive Olympic men's discus titles at the Tokyo Olympics; beats Czech Ludvík Daněk by 0.08m
  • Oct 15 American Don Schollander swims a world record 4:12.2 to win the 400m freestyle gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; second of Schollander's 4 gold medals at the Games
  • Oct 15 American sprinter Bob Hayes equals world record 10.0s to beat Cuba's Enrique Figuerola by 0.2s and win the men's 100m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 15 Soviet rower Vyacheslav Ivanov wins his third consecutive Olympic men's single sculls gold medal at the Tokyo Games; also the reigning World and European champion
  • Oct 15 Australian swimmer Ian O'Brien sets world record 2:27.8 to beat Soviet Georgy Prokopenko by 0.4s and win men's 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 15 US women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Sharon Stouder, Donna de Varona, Lillian Watson & Kathy Ellis swims world record 4:03.8 to beat Australia by 3.1s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 16 US men's 4 × 100m medley relay team of Thompson Mann, Bill Craig, Fred Schmidt & Steve Clark swim world record 3:58.4 to beat Germany by 3.2s and win gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 16 In an incredibly close women's 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics American sprinter Wyomia Tyus runs 11.4s to beat team mate Edith McGuire by 0.2s; Ewa Kłobukowska of Poland takes bronze with the same time as McGuire
  • Oct 16 American swimmer Sharon Strouder sets world record 1:04.7 to beat Ada Kok of the Netherlands by 0.9s and win the women's 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 17 In the first ever Olympic women's pentathlon Irina Press of the Soviet Union sets a world record 5,246 points to win the gold medal at the Tokyo Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 17 Australian athlete Betty Cuthbert takes her 4th career Olympic gold medal as she wins the women's 400m at the Tokyo Games in Olympic record 52.0
  • Oct 17 US swimmers go 1-2-3 in the women's 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics; Donna de Varona wins gold in Olympic record 5:18.7 ahead of team mates Sharon Finneran and Martha Randall
  • Oct 18 Australian swimmer Kevin Berry sets world record 2:06.6 to beat American Carl Robie by 0.9s and win the men's 200m backstroke gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 19 In a blanket finish in the 80m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, Germany's Karin Balzer and Teresa Cieply of Poland both record 10.5s with Pam Kilborn of Australia 10.6; Balzer is awarded the gold medal
  • Oct 19 American sprinter Edith McGuire runs an Olympic record 23.0 to win the women's 200m gold medal in Tokyo; minor place medallists Irena Szewińska of Poland and Australian Marilyn Black both record 23.1
  • Oct 19 Tamara Press of the Soviet Union wins the women's discus with an Olympic record throw 57.27m in Tokyo; first of 2 gold medals at the Games (shot put)
  • Oct 20 Ann Packer of Great Britain runs a world record 2:01.1 to win the women's 800m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 20 Tamara Press of the Soviet Union wins her second gold medal in 2 days by taking out the women's shot put at the Tokyo Olympics; Press' second consecutive Olympic shot put title
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Oct 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • Oct 21 Polish 4×100m women's relay team runs a world record 43.6 to beat the US by 0.3s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; Teresa Ciepły, Irena Kirszenstein, Halina Górecka & Ewa Kłobukowska
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia runs a world record 2:12:11.2 to beat Briton Basil Heatley by more than 4 minutes and win the men's marathon at the Tokyo Olympics; first athlete to win Olympic marathon twice
  • Oct 21 US 4 x 100m men's relay team of Paul Drayton, Gerry Ashworth, Richard Stebbins & Bob Hayes run world record 39.0s to beat Poland by 0.3s and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 21 New Zealand athlete Peter Snell wins the 1,500m at the Tokyo Olympics; his second gold medal of the Games (800m); 3rd career gold
  • Oct 21 American men's 4×400m relay team beats Great Britain by 0.9s to set world record 3:00.7 and win the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; Ollan Cassell, Mike Larrabee, Ulis Williams & Henry Carr
  • Oct 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • Oct 23 Japan beats the Soviet Union 3-0 to claim the inaugural Olympic women's volleyball gold medal in Tokyo; undefeated in 6-team round robin competition

  • Oct 23 Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia finish 8-1 in inaugural Olympic men's volleyball competition in Tokyo; Soviets win 10 team round robin on count back of sets won-lost
  • Oct 23 Dutch 10th dan judoka Anton Geesink wins Open gold medal in the first ever Olympic judo competition in Tokyo; prevents clean sweep of the gold medals by Japan
  • Oct 23 Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics; her 3rd gold medal of the Games with individual all-round and vault victories
  • Oct 23 Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina wins the floor exercise gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics; her 2nd gold of the Games (team) and career 9th (1956, 60, 64), a gymnastics record
  • Oct 23 Japanese gymnast Yukio Endo wins the parallel bars gold medal the the Tokyo Olympics; his 3rd gold medal of the Games (individual all-round and team); 4th career gold (1960, 64)
  • Oct 23 Future undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier dominates German Hans Huber for an easy points win and the Olympic heavyweight gold medal in Tokyo
  • Oct 23 Hungary beats Czechoslovakia 2-1 to win the men's football gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics
  • Oct 24 Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • Oct 25 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 25 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Oct 25 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • Oct 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • Nov 1 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL record 37 passes in 68 attempts
  • Nov 1 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
  • Nov 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • Nov 10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • Nov 13 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro at the Tall City Open, Midland, Texas

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Nov 24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Nov 24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • Nov 26 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • Nov 28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Sam Snead and Shirley Englehorn win JCPenney Classic Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome golf tournament

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 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

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 513

  • 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
  • Mar 21 Jesper Skibby, Danish professional cyclist
  • Mar 22 Jeffrey Wagner, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 24 Hans Schwaier, West Germany, tennis star
  • Mar 25 Alex Solls, American jockey, born in Panama City, Panama
  • Mar 25 Eric Woods, California, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Xerox BC Open)
  • Mar 25 Ken Wregget, Brandon, NHL goalie (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 26 Ab Plugboer, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 26 Ulf Samuelsson, Fagersta SWE, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Rangers)
  • Mar 26 Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver
  • Mar 30 Corey Millen, Cloquet, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Mar 30 Dave Ellett, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Vlado Bozinovski, Australian former footballer
  • Mar 31 Dave Wyman, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 31 David Diaz-Infante, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 31 Rod Jones, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Apr 1 John Morris, British cricketer (England right-hand batsman v India 1990), born Crewe, Cheshire, England
  • Apr 1 Kevin Duckworth, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Apr 1 Scott Stevens, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team Canada), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Apr 1 Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
  • Apr 2 Pete Incaviglia, Major League Baseball left fielder, born in Monterey, California
  • Apr 3 Ajay Sharma, Indian cricketer (Indian spin all-rounder played one Test 1988), born in Delhi, India
  • Apr 3 Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist, born in Herning, Denmark
  • Apr 4 Gregory Thomas Kraft, PGA golfer (1993 Walt Disney-2nd), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 4 Paul Parker, English soccer player, born in West Ham, Essex
  • Apr 4 Branco [Cláudio Ibrahim Vaz Leal], Brazilian footballer and coach, born in Bagé, Brazil
  • Apr 5 Martha Faulconer,golfer (1993 ShopRite LPGA-5th), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 5 Robert "Bob" Kaehler, Burlingame California, rower (Olympic 5th 1992, 96)
  • Apr 6 Bill Brooks, American NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 7 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • Apr 7 Joe Durant, American professional golfer (2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Apr 8 Valinda Hilleary, Littleton Co, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1993)
  • Apr 8 Lisa Guerrero, American sports broadcaster
  • Apr 8 John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
  • Apr 9 Shane Robinson, Adelaide SA, Australian golfer
  • Apr 9 Rob Awalt, American football player
  • Apr 10 Manon Bollegraf, Dutch tennis star (semi 1996 Aust doubles), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Apr 12 Mike Macfarlane, American baseball catcher (KC Royals), born in Stockton, California
  • Apr 13 Davis Milton Love III, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Doug Strange, infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Apr 13 Jose Rijo, pitcher (NY Yankees, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Apr 14 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics 24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • Apr 14 Greg Battle, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Apr 14 Jim Grabb, tennis star, born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Apr 15 Nadeem Abbasi, cricketer (three Tests for Pakistan v India 1989)
  • Apr 17 Ken Daneyko, Windsor, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils)
  • Apr 19 Harris Barton, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Apr 19 Scott Kamienicki, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Apr 20 John Carney, American football placekicker (San Diego Chargers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 20 Paul Nobes, Australian cricketer (prolific opening batsman for Victoria & SA), born in Heidelberg West, Victoria, Australia
  • Apr 21 Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • Apr 22 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
  • Apr 23 Martin Lopez-Zubero, Spanish backstroke swimmer (world record 200m)
  • Apr 25 Jackie Campbell, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-5th-1993), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 25 Jamie Siddons, cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Aust 1988)
  • Apr 27 Paul Osbaldiston, CFL kicker (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Oldham, England
  • Apr 28 Barry Larkin, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 28 Mark Hager, Australian field hockey forward/capt (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • Apr 30 Ian Healy, cricket wicket-keeper (Australian since 1988)
  • Apr 30 Jeff Reboulet, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 1 Yvonne van Gennip, Dutch speed skater (3 gold medals 1988 Olympics), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • May 2 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Person of interestRon Hextall

May 3 Ron Hextall, Canadian NHL goalie (Philadelphia Flyers, NY Islanders), born in Brandon, Manitoba

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • May 4 Goran Prpić, Croatian tennis star, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • May 5 Heike Henkel, German FR, world record indoor high jumper (1992)
  • May 5 Ulrich Wilson, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • May 6 Kim Oden, Ala, US Olympic volleyball player (NCAA Play of Decade-80s)
  • May 6 Mike Grob, Canadian Tour golfer (1988 Manitoba-3rd), born in Billings, Montana
  • May 6 Mike McGruder, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • May 7 Leslie O'Neal, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers, St Louis Rams), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • May 7 Ronnie Harmon, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Oilers), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestMiloslav Mecir

May 9 Miloslav Mecir, Czech tennis player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Bojnice, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
  • May 10 Dean Spriddle, Plymouth England, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Oak Valley)
  • May 11 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • May 11 Drew Story, San Clemente California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)
  • May 11 Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)
  • May 11 John Parrott, snooker player
  • May 12 Joy Ellen Kitzmiller, US badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 13 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
  • May 14 Suzy Kolber, American sportscaster
  • May 15 Pierre Trentin, French 1K time trials (Olympic gold 1968)
  • May 16 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • May 17 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (d. 1999)
  • May 18 Will Wolford, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Michael Dean Standly, PGA golfer (1993 Freeport-McMoRan), born in Abilene, Texas
  • May 20 Jeff Schwarz, American baseball pitcher (California Angels, Chicago White Sox)
  • May 20 Todd Peat, WLAF guard (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • May 21 Tom Harding, Kalamazoo Mich, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Transamerica)
  • May 21 Tommy Albelin, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 21 Danny Bailey, English footballer
  • May 23 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • May 24 Adrian Moorhouse, British 100m breaststroker (Olympic gold 1988)
  • May 24 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor)

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