On This Day

Year 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • 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 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 1 NFL Championship, Cotton Bowl, Dallas: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 34-27
  • 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 2 53rd Rose Bowl: #7 Purdue beats Southern California, 14-13
  • Jan 2 33rd Sugar Bowl: #6 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 34-7
  • Jan 2 33rd Orange Bowl: Florida beats #8 Georgia Tech, 27-12
  • Jan 9 NFL New Orleans' franchise takes name "Saints"

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 10 17th NBA All-Star Game, Cow Palace, San Francisco, Ca: West beats East, 135-120; MVP: Rick Barry, SF Warriors, SF

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Jan 11 San Diego is granted an NBA franchise to be called the Rockets; franchise moves to Houston for the 1971-72 season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Louisville, Kentucky, draft board refuses exemption for boxer Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 15 Super Bowl I, LA Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA: Green Bay Packers beat KC Chiefs, 35-10; MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Jan 18 20th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 3-0; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Jan 20 Philadelphia 76ers center Wilt Chamberlain makes all 15 of his field goal attempts in a 119-108 win over LA Lakers; NBA record for consecutive shots made; beats mark twice before 1966-67 season ends

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 21 6th AFL All Star Game, LA Memorial Coliseum: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 30-23: MVPs: Babe Parilli, Boston Patriots, QB; Verlon Biggs, NY Jets, DE

Sport awardNFL Pro Bowl

Jan 22 17th NFL Pro Bowl, LA Memorial Coliseum: East beats West, 20-10; MVPs: Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears, HB; Floyd Peters, Philadelphia Eagles, DT

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Stan Musial is named GM of Cards

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 27 New Orleans Saints sign their 1st player (Paige Cothren-kicker)
  • Jan 29 Branch Rickey & Lloyd Waner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kees Verkerk becomes European skating champ

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Jan 30 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: American Nancy Richey wins her first and only Australian title; beats home favourite Lesley Turner Bowrey 6-1, 6-4

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Jan 30 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson repeats previous year's result; beats American Arthur Ashe 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 for his 5th straight Australian title

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 The 10-team American Basketball Association (ABA) with George Mikan as Commissioner is formed and lasts 9 years; its three-point shot remains a feature of the game

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • Feb 2 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • Feb 6 Muhammad Ali pummels Ernie Terrell for 15 rounds to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown at Houston Astrodome; regains Terrell’s WBA belt as well
  • Feb 8 Longest losing streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (10 games)
  • Feb 12 Kees Verkerk becomes world champ all round skater
  • Feb 18 Softball pitcher Eddie Feigner strikes out 6 straight major leaguers
  • Feb 19 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
  • Feb 22 Sling-shot goal post & 6' wide border around field are standard in NFL
  • Feb 23 Ted Workman replaces Senator Keith Davey as CFL commissioner

CarDaytona 500

Feb 26 9th Daytona 500: Mario Andretti wins his first and only NASCAR Grand National event; only time driver born outside the US has ever won the Great American Race

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • Feb 28 Wilt Chamberlain sinks NBA record 35th consecutive field goal
  • Mar 1 MLB Commissioner William Eckert approves the Baseball Writers Association of America's plan to name a Cy Young Award recipient from both the National and American Leagues
  • Mar 3 White Sox given permission to use semi-DH in training camp with home club permission (use of pinch hitter twice in same game)
  • Mar 4 Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)

  • Mar 4 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • Mar 4 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • Mar 6 Muhammad Ali is ordered by selective service to be inducted
  • Mar 8 New Orleans Saints begin selling season tickets (20,000 sold 1st day)
  • Mar 11 14th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Duke, 82-73
  • Mar 12 Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
  • Mar 14 1967 NFL Draft: Bubba Smith from Michigan State first pick by Baltimore Colts
  • Mar 22 Muhammad Ali KOs Zora Folley in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton, 79-64; Bruins center Lew Alcindor (later named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) tournament MOP

  • Apr 5 '76er Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record of 41 rebounds
  • Apr 8 121st Grand National: John Buckingham aboard rank 100/1 outsider Foinavon avoids famous carnage to win by 15 lengths from favourite Honey End
  • Apr 9 31st US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Gay Brewer wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Bobby Nichols
  • Apr 14 Red Sox rookie Billy Rohome comes within 1 strike of a no hitter at
  • Apr 14 Yankee Stadium, Elston Howard singles on a 3-2 pitch
  • Apr 15 France wins it’s 4th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-6 win over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin
  • Apr 16 Yankees beat Boston 7-6 in 18 innings
  • Apr 17 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand wins in 2:15:45; American Bobbi Gibb 1st woman for 2nd straight year in 3:27:17 (unsanctioned)
  • Apr 17 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti beats American Emile Griffith in a 15 round points decision to win world middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden; start of famous trilogy of fights between the pair
  • Apr 20 NY Met pitcher Tom Seaver wins his 1st game, helps beat Cubs, 6-1
  • Apr 21 Dodgers 1st rain out in Los Angeles (after 737 consecutive games)
  • Apr 24 21st NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 2
  • Apr 28 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army & stripped of boxing title
  • Apr 30 Orioles' Stu Miller & Steve Barber lose 2-1 despite no-hitting Tigers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Terry Sawchuk makes 40 saves as Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 in Game 6 to take title, 4-2

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • May 6 93rd Kentucky Derby: Bobby Ussery on Proud Clarion wins in 2:00.6
  • May 6 Maureen Wilton runs female world record marathon (3:15:22)
  • May 8 Muhammad Ali is indicted for refusing induction in US Army
  • May 10 Foundation AZ soccer team forms in Alkmaar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 10 Hank Aaron only inside the park HR (vs Jim Bunning)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • May 13 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Baltimore Oriole's Stu Miller

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • May 20 92nd Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 1:55.2
  • May 24 AFL grants a franchise to Cincinnati Bengals
  • May 25 European Cup Final, Estádio Nacional, Lisbon: Glasgow Celtic beats Internazionale, 2-1; first British team to win the Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Yankee Whitey Ford, nearing 41, announces his retirement from baseball

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • May 31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 31 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:18:24.211 (243.344 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • Jun 3 99th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Damascus wins in 2:28.8
  • Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 for his 12th and final Grand Slam title
  • Jun 3 French Championships Women's Tennis: Local favourite Françoise Dürr beats Lesley Turner of Australia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 7 NY Yankees draft Ron Blomberg #1
  • Jun 10 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren sets a world record mark of 17'7" in San Diego, CA
  • Jun 11 A. J. Foyt and Dan Gurney drive a Ford to victory in Le Mans
  • Jun 11 Chicago Cubs (7) & NY Mets (4) tie record of 11 HRs in a game
  • Jun 12 Washington Senators beat Chicago White Sox, 6-5 in 22 innings at D.C. Stadium

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus shoots a final round 65 for a new tournament record 275, 4 strokes ahead of Arnold Palmer

  • Jun 18 Houston Astros pitcher Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0
  • Jun 20 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
  • Jun 21 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Phillies utility man Cookie Rojas pitches a scoreless 9th inning in 12-3 loss to SF Giants; Rojas had now played all 9 positions since arriving in MLB in 1963
  • Jul 1 Bobby Unser wins both races at Mosport, Ontario, Canada, the first Champ Car races ever run outside the United States
  • Jul 2 US Open Women's Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John Newcombe outclasses Wilhelm Bungert of Germany 6-3 ,6-1, 6-1 for his 1st of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 8 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats local favourite Anne Jones 6-3, 6-4 for the 2nd of 3 straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jul 11 38th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 15 at Anaheim Stadium, CA
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Tony Perez (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 12 5th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-0
  • Jul 14 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • Jul 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jul 16 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 1 stroke from Shirley Englehorn

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 Atlanta Braves establish MLB record for number of pitchers called upon in one inning; 5 used in 9th inning of 5-4 defeat to St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jul 23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • Jul 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Columbine CC: Don January wins his only major title in 18-hole playoff with Don Messengale (69-71)
  • Jul 24 Race riots in Detroit force postponement of Tigers-Orioles game

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 570

  • Jan 1 Andy Heck, American NFL tackle and coach (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears; coach University of Virginia), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • Jan 1 Derrick Thomas, American Pro and College Football Hall of Fame linebacker / end (Pro Bowl 1989–97; First-team All-Pro 1990–92; KC Chiefs), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2000)
  • Jan 2 Francois Pienaar, South African rugby union flanker and captain (29 caps; Rugby World Cup 1995; Transvaal, Saracens), born in Vereeniging, South Africa
  • Jan 3 Magnus Gustafsson, Swedish tennis player (Davis Cup 1998), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Jan 4 David Toms, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001, US Senior Open 2018), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Jan 4 Michael "Mike" Peterson, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 4 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4 Johnny Nelson, English boxer, born in Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Jan 5 Chris Nabholz, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 5 J. B. Brown, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 5 Ray Crockett, American NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 6 David Belcher, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Penola, Australia
  • Jan 6 Larry Donald, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Guy Hebert, American NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Team USA 98), born in Troy, New York
  • Jan 7 Scott Galbraith, American NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 8 Hollis Conway, American high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 8 Willie Anderson, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic bronze 1988), born in Greenville, California
  • Jan 9 Dave Mcllwain, Canadian NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Seaforth, Canada
  • Jan 9 Jamie Huscroft, Canadian NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames), born in Creston, British Columbia
  • Jan 9 Claudio Caniggia, Argentinian footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 11 Richmond Webb, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 11 Ronnie Stern, St-Agathe, NHL right wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jan 12 Marco Boogers, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Sparta, West Ham United), born in Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 12 Ulf Dahlén, Swedish NHL forward (Team Sweden, San Jose), born in Östersund, Sweden
  • Jan 12 Vendela Kirsebom, Norwegian-Swedish model (Sports Illustrated 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 14 Terry Wooden, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks, KC Chiefs), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jan 15 Richard Blakey, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in India 1993), born in Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Jeff Branson, American infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in St. Louis, Missouri,
  • Jan 17 Gregory Caccia, American team handball right back (Olympics 1996), born in Bayshore, New York
  • Jan 18 Kim Perrot, American WNBA guard (Houston Comets), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Jan 18 Peter Cox Jr., American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Jan 18 Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer, born in Santiago, Chile
  • Jan 20 Mark Stepnoski, American football player (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Ulf Stenlund, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 22 Nicholas Gillingham, British swimmer (world record 200m freestyle), born in Walsall, England
  • Jan 22 Ecaterina Szabo, Romanian gymnast, born in Zagon, Romania
  • Jan 23 Naim Suleymanoglu, Turkish weight lifter (Olympic gold 1988), born in Ptichar, Bulgaria (d. 2017)
  • Jan 24 Chris Warren, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 24 Shannon Butler, American 10k runner, born in South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Jan 25 Mario Brunetta, Canadian hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998, Quebec Nordiques), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • Jan 25 Marty Calder, Canadian 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • Jan 25 Randy McKay, Canadian NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1998, 2000; NJ Devils; 932 NHL games), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 26 Jeff Branson, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Waynesboro, Mississippi
  • Jan 26 Tim Pugh, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, KC Royals), born in Lake Tahoe, California
  • Jan 27 Alfred Oglesby, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 27 Dave Manson, Prince Albert, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 27 Laura Golarsa, Italian tennis star
  • Jan 27 Sue Palmer, Collingwood Ontario, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Peter Hofstede, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC, FC Utrecht), born in Oosterbeek, Gelderland
  • Jan 28 Tom Hodson, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 29 Khalid Skah, Moroccan 5k/10k runner, born in Midelt, Morocco
  • Jan 29 Sean Burke, Canadian ice hockey goalie (NHL All-Star 1989, 2001, 02; Hartford Whalers/Carolina Hurricanes), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 29 Stacey King, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • Feb 1 Tim Naehring, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 2 Arturs Irbe, Latvian hockey player
  • Feb 3 Aurelio Vidmar, soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord)
  • Feb 3 Jason Morris, Scotia NY, half-middleweight judoka (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Feb 3 Bob Taylor, English footballer
  • Feb 4 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Olympic gold pairs 1988, 94; World C'ship gold pairs 1986-87, 89-90), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Feb 7 Joseph Tilford Leigh Greene, long jumper (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 7 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (BDO World Darts Champion 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
  • Feb 8 Yvon Corriveau, Ontario, NHL left wing (Wash Caps)
  • Feb 9 Stevon Moore, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 9 Todd Pratt, American baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 10 Dwayne "Road Grader" White, NFLer (NY Jets, St Louis), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 10 Jacky Durand, French cyclist, born in Laval, France
  • Feb 11 Barbara Byrne, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Chris Reohr, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 11 Derek King, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Hamilton, Canada
  • Feb 11 John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Orange, Texas
  • Feb 11 Uwe Daßler, German swimmer, born in Ebersbach, Görlitz
  • Feb 13 Eddie Pye, American baseball infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Feb 13 Stanimir Stoilov, Bulgarian footballer and coach, born in Haskovo, Bulgaria
  • Feb 14 Calle Johansson, Swedish NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Feb 14 Laura Martin, American WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-13th-1994), born in La Jolla, California
  • Feb 14 Manuela Maleeva-Fragniere, Bulgarian tennis player (Hopman Cup 1992, Switzerland; 19 x WTA titles; World #11 1993), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Feb 16 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 16 John Valentin, infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Mineola, New York
  • Feb 16 Keith Gretzky, former hockey player; brother of Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 17 Gary Shuchuk, Canadian former NHL centre and coach (LA Kings), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Feb 18 Colin Jackson, Welsh 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Feb 18 Matt Turner, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 2019)
  • Feb 18 Roberto Baggio, Italian footballer, (FIFA World Player of the Year 1993), born in Caldogno, Italy
  • Feb 19 Roel Liefden, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 20 Broderick Thomas, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minn, Cowboys)
  • Feb 20 Chris Singleton, NFL linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 20 Kurt Knudsen, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 20 Theresa Luke, Canadian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 20 Tom Waddle, NFL player (Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 21 Leroy Russel Burrell, American long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, Finnish ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, American NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 23 Steve Stricker, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles; US Senior Open, The Tradition 2019), born in Edgerton, Wisconsin
  • Feb 25 Jenny Byrne, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 25 Rich Rowland, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • Feb 26 David Howard, American baseball infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, American NFL center (Atlanta Falcons), born in Columbus, Ohio

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 26 NBA forward Elvin Hayes (21) weds college sweetheart Erna Livingston

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 24 NFL running back, broadcaster, actor and later criminal O.J. Simpson (19) marries Marguerite Whitley

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan (20) weds his high school sweetheart Ruth Holdorff (18)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Cricketer Richie Benaud (35) weds second wife Daphne Surfleet in London

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Maurice Leyland, English cricket batsman (41 Tests, 2764 runs @ 46.06; Yorkshire 1920-46, 1,000+ runs in 17 consecutive seasons), dies at 66
  • Jan 6 Johnny Keane, American baseball manager (St. Louis Cardinals, NY Yankees), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • Jan 7 Sid Emery, cricket leg-spinner (NSW & Aus, 5 wkt in 1912 series), dies
  • Jan 18 Barney Ross, welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), dies at 57
  • Jan 18 Reese "Goose" Tatum, basketballer (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 45
  • Jan 23 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), dies at 88
  • Jan 28 Shunter Coen, South African cricketer (2 Tests for S Af, hs 41 not out, avg 50), dies at 64
  • Jan 31 Eddie Tolan, American sprinter the "Midnight Express" (1932 Olympics), dies at 58
  • Feb 1 Ernie Bromley, Australian cricket batsman (2 Tests; first Western Australian to play Test cricket for Australia), dies at 54
  • Mar 13 Sir Frank Worrell, West Indian cricket batsman and captain (51 Tests @ 49.48; 9 x 100s), dies from leukemia at 42
  • Apr 4 Héctor Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1898)
  • Apr 17 Giorgio Cesana, Italian coxswain (Olympic gold 1906), dies at 75
  • Apr 18 Karl Miller, German soccer defender (12 caps; Dresdner SC), dies at 53
  • May 7 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
  • May 10 Lorenzo Bandini, Italian racing driver, (b. 1935)
  • Jun 12 Bombardier Billy Wells [William Thomas Wells], English heavyweight boxer (Lionsdale Belt, 1911), dies at 79
  • Jun 13 Gerald Patterson, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1919, 21; Australian C'ships 1927), dies at 71

Person of interestEddie Eagan

Jun 14 Eddie Eagan, American boxer (Olympic gold 1920) and bobsledder (Olympic gold 1932), dies of a heart attack at 69

Boxer and Bobsledder Eddie Eagan
Boxer and Bobsledder
Eddie Eagan
  • Jun 18 Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Jun 18 Giacomo Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • Jun 26 Errol Hunte, cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies
  • Jun 29 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (World Heavyweight Champion 1933-34), dies of alcohol-related liver disease at 60
  • Jul 7 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • Jul 13 Tom Simpson, English road cyclist (World Road Race Champion 1965), dies of diuretic combination of alcohol and mixed amphetamines at 29
  • Jul 21 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star; World Series 1929, 30; AL MVP 1932, 33, 38; Triple Crown 1933), dies after choking on food at 59
  • Jul 30 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, German arms manufacturer and Olympic yacht competitor, dies at 59
  • Aug 4 Peter Smith, cricketer (Essex leggie, 3 wickets for England), dies
  • Aug 14 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (b. 1931)
  • Aug 23 Georges Berger, Belgian racing driver, dies at 48
  • Aug 26 Dilawar Hussain, cricketer (Indian wicketkeeper in the 1930's), dies
  • Aug 28 Bruce Smith, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1941, U of Minnesota; NFL: Green Bay Packers), dies of cancer at 47
  • Sep 2 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), dies at 74
  • Oct 12 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Nov 14 C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30's), dies at 72
  • Nov 23 Freddie Martin, cricket WI batsman, (9 Tests 486 runs 1 century), dies
  • Dec 4 Harry Wismer, American sports broadcaster and AFL team owner (New York Titans), dies after a fall at 54
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer & film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Dec 26 Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (27 Tests for England, 189 wickets) and probably England's greatest bowler, dies at 94
  • Dec 31 Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), dies at 81