On This Day

1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 124

  • Jan 1 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
  • Jan 1 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
  • Jan 1 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
  • Jan 2 NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

Jan 10 15th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: Western Conference beats Eastern Conference, 34-14; MVPs: Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota Vikings, QB; Terry Barr, Detroit Lions, DB

NFL Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
NFL Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 13 15th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 124-123; MVP: Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals, F

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 One of the biggest trades in NBA history; San Francisco Warriors send Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 16 4th AFL All Star Game, Jeppeson Stadium, Houston: Western Division beats Eastern Division, 38-14; MVPs: Keith Lincoln, LA Chargers, RB; Willie Brown, Denver Broncos, DB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in 104-100 loss to Philadelphia 76ers, led by newly acquired Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 31 Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Former world heavyweight boxing champion Floyd Patterson beats Canadian George Chuvalo by unanimous decision in a 12-round non-title clash at New York’s Madison Square Garden; 'The Ring' names bout Fight of the Year.

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins 6th straight home singles title; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2; Bueno retired injured

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Championship Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson wins 3rd consecutive Australian title; beats fellow Australian Fred Stolle 7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Feb 3 Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
  • Feb 11 Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
  • Feb 14 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins driving for Holman-Moody; race ends on lap 133 due to persistent rain

  • Feb 17 US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
  • Feb 19 NFL adds 6th official - the line judge
  • Mar 1 Australian swimming authorities suspend triple Olympic gold medal winning sprinter Dawn Fraser for 10 years for misconduct at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics
  • Mar 5 Ernie Terrell beats Eddie Machen in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 6 Bruce Taylor hits 105 for NZ v India in 1st Test Cricket innings
  • Mar 6 12th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Duke, 91-85
  • Mar 20 27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan, 91-80; Bruins' back-to-back National titles; Gail Goodrich 42 points
  • Mar 20 Wales misses out on a 4th Grand Slam after losing to France, 22-13 at Stade Colombes, Paris despite winning the Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Mar 27 119th Grand National: Tommy Smith becomes first American jockey to win GN aboard US trained and owned horse, Jay Trump at 100/6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 9 1st game at Astrodome, Houston beats Yankees 2-1 in exhibition as Mickey Mantle hits 1st indoor homerun

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 11 29th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus wins the 2nd of his 6 Masters titles with a tournament record 271 (−17); beats Gary Player and Arnold Palmer by a record 9 strokes

  • Apr 12 1st NL game at Houston's Astrodome (Phillies beat Astros 2-0)
  • Apr 15 NFL changes penalty flag from white to bright gold
  • Apr 19 69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in race record 2:16:33
  • Apr 24 NY Met Casey Stengel wins his 3,000 game as manager
  • Apr 25 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • May 1 91st Kentucky Derby: Bill Shoemaker wins aboard Lucky Debonair, the third of his 4 Derby victories
  • May 1 Stanley Cup, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Dick Duff has a goal and 2 assists as Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0 in Game 7 to take title 4-3

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 4 Willie Mays 512th HR breaks Mel Ott's 511th NL record

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 11 West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 15 90th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Tom Rolfe wins in 1:56.2
  • May 15 Canadian Football Players Association organizes
  • May 19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 25 Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • May 27 10th European Cup Final, San Siro, Milan: Jair da Costa scores winner as defending champions Internazionale beat Benfica, 1-0

  • May 29 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

Sport awardTennis Open

May 29 French Championship Men's Tennis: Fred Stolle beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam singles title

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • May 29 French Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Lesley Turner Bowrey wins her 2nd French singles crown; upsets doubles partner Margaret Smith 6-3, 6-4
  • May 31 Jim Clark becomes 1st foreigner in 49 years to win Indianapolis 500 - 3:19:05.370 (242.506 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Robert Manry begins his 78 day voyage to sail a 13.5-foot yacht "Tinkerbelle" across the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 5 97th Belmont: John Sellers aboard Hail to All wins in 2:28.6
  • Jun 6 Yankees Tom Tresh bangs 3 consecutive HRs beating White Sox 12-0
  • Jun 12 Morio Shigematsu runs world record marathon (2:12:00)
  • Jun 13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Beverly CC: Susie Maxwell wins by 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Marlene Hagge
  • Jun 14 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney no-hits NY Mets but loses in 11, 1-0
  • Jun 15 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Bellerive CC: Gary Player of South Africa beats Australian Kel Nagle by 3 strokes in an 18-hole playoff to win his only US Open title; completes his career Grand Slam at age 29

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Jun 22 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's
  • Jun 30 NFL grants Atlanta Falcons a franchise
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson scores second consecutive title win over fellow Australian Fred Stolle 6-2, 6-4, 6-4
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 4 US Open Women's Golf, Atlantic City CC: Carol Mann wins by 2 shots from fellow American Kathy Cornelius
  • Jul 9 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Australian Peter Thomson Peter Thomson wins his 5th Claret Jug, 2 strokes clear of runners-up Brian Huggett and Christy O'Connor Snr
  • Jul 13 36th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-5 at Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Juan Marichal (SF Giant)
  • Jul 14 52nd Tour de France: In his first year as a professional, Italian Felice Gimondi, a replacement on the Salvarani team, captures overall title ahead of Raymond Poulidor
  • Jul 20 NY Yankee pitcher Mel Stottlemyre hits an inside-the-park grand slam
  • Jul 23 Dick Stuart homers in a major league-record 23rd different park
  • Jul 24 Casey Stengel resigns as manager of NY Mets
  • Jul 29 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • Jul 30 Milwaukee manager Bobby Bragan says his pitchers threw 75 to 80 spitballs in a 9-2 loss to the Giants
  • Aug 1 Scottish Lotus driver Jim Clark wins the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring to clinch his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Aug 5 South African cricket batsman Graeme Pollock scores a classic 125 to set the Proteas on the way to a 2nd Test win against England at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 6 32nd NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Cleveland 24, All-Stars 16; 68,000 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 12 Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, Inc applies for a NL franchise
  • Aug 15 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Dave Marr wins his only major title, beating Billy Casper and Jack Nicklaus by 2 strokes
  • Aug 16 AFL awards its 1st expansion franchise (Miami Dolphins)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 18 Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 18 Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
  • Aug 19 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney 2nd no-hitter of year beats Chicago Cubs, 1-0
  • Aug 20 Eddie Mathews & Hank Aaron (1954-65) pass Babe Ruth-Lou Gehrig hitting 772 HRs while playing together on the same team
  • Aug 22 San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marachal hits LA Dodger catcher John Roseboro on the head with his bat causing a 14 minute brawl
  • Aug 29 Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August
  • Aug 30 Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Sep 3 Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels
  • Sep 9 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
  • Sep 10 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • Sep 11 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Spaniard Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale of South Africa 6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1 for his lone US singles crown
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith wins her second of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5
  • Sep 13 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win
  • Sep 16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0
  • Sep 18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game
  • Sep 26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 stroke from Clifford Ann Creed
  • Sep 29 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Sep 29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
  • Oct 3 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 3 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win
  • Oct 8 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms

Sport awardRyder Cup

Oct 9 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Oct 14 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • Oct 15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 491

  • Jan 1 Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 1 Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 1 Mark Dewey, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 2 Greg Swindell, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleveland Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 2 Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Jan 3 Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 3 Mark Dewey, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Jan 4 Guy Forget, Moroccan tennis star
  • Jan 4 John Jackson, American NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Okinawa, Japan
  • Jan 4 Kevin Wickander, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • Jan 4 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 5 Rick Tuten, American NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks), born in Perry, Florida
  • Jan 5 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor, born in Watford, United Kingdom
  • Jan 6 Christine Wachtel, German running star (world indoor record 800m), born in Altentreptow, Germany
  • Jan 6 José DeJesús, American baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 6 Lindsay Burns, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Big Timber, Montana
  • Jan 6 Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers), born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 7 Mark Rushmere, South African cricketer (South African opening bat in comeback Test 1992), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Jan 8 Champaka Ramanayake, Sri Lankan cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler), born in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Jan 8 Eric Wohlberg, Canadian cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Jan 9 Carin Garbarra, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • Jan 9 Darren Bennett, Australian AFL player and NFL punter (San Diego Chargers), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 9 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jan 9 Vincent Brown, American NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 10 James Washington, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins), born in Abilene, Texas
  • Jan 11 Barbara Belding, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • Jan 11 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • Jan 12 Henry Thomas, American defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 14 Dave Lowry, American NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Greater Sudbury, Canada
  • Jan 15 Michael Clemons, American CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Dunedin, Florida
  • Jan 15 Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist, born in Cles, Italy
  • Jan 15 Bernard Hopkins, American boxer, born in Pennsylvania
  • Jan 17 Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
  • Jan 17 Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 18 Richard Dunwoody, British jockey, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Jan 19 Ricky Reynolds, American NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 20 Brad Brink, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies), born in Roseville, California
  • Jan 20 Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer, born in Baia Mare, Romania
  • Jan 20 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer, born in Stranraer, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Brian Bradley, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jan 21 Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 23 Tim Berrett, Canadian 20k walker (Olympics 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008), born in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
  • Jan 24 Ross MacDonald, star sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 25 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Jan 25 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jan 26 Lou Frazier, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Jan 26 Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 26 Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
  • Jan 27 Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 27 Mike Newell, English football manager
  • Jan 29 Dominik Hašek, Czech Hockey Hall of Fame goalie (Olympic gold 1998, 2-time NHL MVP), born in Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Jan 29 Peter Lundgren, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 29 Tim Johnson, NFL defensive tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 31 Adam Johnson, American beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31 Bobby Dollas, Canadian ice hockey player (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 31 Kim Clarke, American team handball back court (Olympics 1988, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 31 René Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Kerkrade, Netherlands
  • Feb 1 David Callaghan, South African cricketer (South African all-rounder in one-dayers 1992), born in Queenstown, South Africa
  • Feb 2 Harry Swayne, NFL tackle (San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 2 Carl Airey, English footballer
  • Feb 3 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Feb 4 John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
  • Feb 5 Ben Lee, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Rangoon, Burma
  • Feb 5 Tarik Benhabiles, Algerian tennis player, born in Algiers, Algeria
  • Feb 5 Gheorghe Hagi, Romanian footballer, born in Săcele, Romania
  • Feb 7 Reginald Thal, soccer player (MVV)
  • Feb 8 Jim Thornton, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 8 Lee Knight, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Feb 8 Rod Bernstine, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 8 Terry McDaniel, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders, LA Raiders)
  • Feb 9 David Brandon, American NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 10 Lenny Webster, American catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 11 Vicki Wilson, Australian netballer
  • Feb 12 Rubén Amaro Jr., American baseball outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 13 Kenny Harrison, US triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Feb 14 Jessie Tuggle, US NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in Griffin, Georgia
  • Feb 15 Craig Matthews, South African cricket pace bowler (South African Test), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Feb 17 Jim Bowie, Japanese-American baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics)
  • Feb 19 Andrew Jameson, British(?) swimmer
  • Feb 19 John Commins, cricketer (South African Test batsman v NZ 1994-95)
  • Feb 21 Jayson Meyer, Canadian hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Regina, Canada
  • Feb 21 Keith Arthurton, West Indian cricketer (Charlestown, Nevis WI lefty batsman), born in Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Feb 22 Chris Dudley, American NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • Feb 22 Joe Reekie, American NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Victoria, Canada

Person of interestPat LaFontaine

Feb 22 Pat LaFontaine, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Feb 23 Helena Suková, Czech tennis player (14 Grand Slam doubles & mixed doubles titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Feb 24 Paul Gruber, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 24 Lloyd McGrath, former English footballer
  • Feb 26 Donald Narcisse, American CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Port Arthur, Texas
  • Feb 27 Sandra Cecchini, Italian tennis star (1995 Warsaw doubles), born in Bologna, Italy
  • Feb 28 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • Feb 28 Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • Mar 1 Les Miller, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 1 Stewart Elliott, American jockey (2004 Kentucky Derby & Preakness on Smarty Jones), born in Toronto, Canada

Person of interestRon Gant

Mar 2 Ron Gant, American baseball outfielder (Atlanta Braves, St Louis Cardinals), born in Victoria, Texas

MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Mar 3 A J Sager, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 4 Alexandra Harbold, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Tammy Liley, volleyball mid blocker/capt (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 7 Jesper Parnevik, Swedish golfer (Ryder Cup 1997, 99, 2002; British Open 2004, 07 runner-up), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 7 Steve Beuerlein, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars, Car Panthers), born in Hollywood, California

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

May 25 Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 19 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 28 Tich Freeman, English cricket leg-spinner (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies at 76
  • Jan 30 Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
  • Mar 5 Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
  • Mar 14 Marion Jones, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1899, 1902), dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Almos Alonzo Stagg, American football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Apr 8 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • Apr 10 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), dies at 36
  • May 8 H T W Hardinge, cricketer (scored 25 & 5 in only Test for England), dies
  • May 23 Earl Webb, American baseball player (b. 1897)

Person of interestCurly Lambeau

Jun 1 Curly Lambeau, American Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback, coach (founder, first coach Green Bay Packers), dies of a heart attack at 67

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Jul 1 Wally Hammond, England cricket batsman (7,249 Test runs @ 58.45), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • Jul 7 Bill Hitch, England cricket fast-bowler (7 Tests 1911-21), dies
  • Jul 30 Alan Washbond, American 2-man bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 65
  • Aug 10 Rayford Robinson, cricketer (Test Aust v England 1937), dies
  • Aug 11 Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Ethel Larcombe, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1912), dies at 86
  • Aug 25 Moonlight Graham, American baseball player
  • Aug 27 Gerald Bond, South African cricketer (South Africa 1938-39), dies at 56
  • Sep 14 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 76
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • Nov 14 George Bissett, cricketer (25 wickets in 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Dec 2 "Vizzy" Maharajkumar of Vizianagram [Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Vijay Ananda Gajapathi Raju], Indian cricketer, cricket administrator and politician, dies at 59
  • Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)