Year 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport in 1967

  • Jan 1 AFL Championship, War Memorial Stadium, Buffalo: Kansas City Chiefs beat Buffalo Bills, 31-7; QB Len Dawson passes for 2 TDs, RB Mike Garrett runs for 2 TDs
  • Jan 1 Canadian Amateur Football Association formally becomes successor to Canadian Rugby Football Union; turns over the Grey Cup trophy to the CFL
  • Jan 1 NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • Jan 1 Second day's play in Calcutta 2nd cricket Test, India v W Indies is cancelled by riots; ticket holders denied access starts trouble outside ground; escalates with fires in stands and pitch damage; WI win by 45
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"
  • Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF
  • Jan 11 San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season
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Sports Stars Married in 1967

  • Mar 26 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston
  • Jun 24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley
  • Jun 25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

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