December 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Dec 1 Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Dec 2 55th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 24-1
  • Dec 2 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Derek Clayton runs world record marathon (2:09:36.4)
  • Dec 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
  • Dec 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
  • Dec 17 Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne
  • Dec 28 56th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Brisbane (4-1)
  • Dec 31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
  • Dec 31 Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 31 "The Ice Bowl", Packers beat Cowboys 21-17 in NFL championship game (-13°F)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Reggie Sanders, Florence SC, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Dec 2 Naeem Akhtar, Rawalpindi cricket medium-pacer (10-28 vs Peshawar 1995)
  • Dec 3 David Diaz, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Dec 3 Greg Sutton, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Dec 3 Katie Henderson, WPVA volleyball (US Open-25th-1993), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Dec 4 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints)
  • Dec 4 Martha O'Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Dec 5 Ann Schirman, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1994), born in San Diego, California
  • Dec 6 Kevin Appier, Lancaster CA, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • Dec 7 Tino Martinez, 1st baseman (Seattle Mariner, NY Yankees), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 8 Jeff George, NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders)
  • Dec 8 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Dec 8 Tony Mayberry, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Dec 8 Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager
  • Dec 9 Caryn Kadavy, Erie Pa, figure skater
  • Dec 9 Cathy Mockett, LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-7th), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Dec 9 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle (Carolina Panthers, NY Giants)
  • Dec 9 Jason Dozzell, English footballer
  • Dec 11 Davidson Matyczuk, Thunder Bay Ont, golfer (Thunder Bay-1986, 87)
  • Dec 11 Jackie Gallagher-Smith, LPGA golfer
  • Dec 11 Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Dec 11 Richard Stemp, cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner)
  • Dec 12 David Szott, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • Dec 12 John Randle, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Dec 12 Masood Anwar, cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990)
  • Dec 13 Chris O'Loughlin, fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 13 Mike Mordecai, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Scott Zolak, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Dec 13 Bo Pelini, American football coach
  • Dec 14 Ali Wood, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 14 Eldridge Recasner, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets)
  • Dec 15 Chris Gioskos, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Dec 15 Christine Larsen, New Westminster BC, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Dec 15 Frank Hartley, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers)
  • Dec 15 Keith Askins, NBA guard/forward (Miami Heat)
  • Dec 15 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Dec 15 David Howells, English footballer, born in Guildford, Surrey
  • Dec 16 Donovan Bailey, Manchester Jamaica, Canada 100m runner (Olympic 2 gold-96)
  • Dec 17 Alan Nolet, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 17 Pauline Maurice, Welland Ontario, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Dec 17 Vincent Damphousse, NHL center (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Dec 18 Bob Corkum, Salisbury, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Dec 18 Charles Christopher Rymer, Cleveland TN, PGA golfer (1995 Shell-3rd)
  • Dec 18 Dan McGwire, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Dec 18 Tracy Hayworth, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Dec 18 Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
  • Dec 19 Doug Johns, South Bend IN, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • Dec 20 Duncan Kennedy, luger (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, California
  • Dec 21 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Dec 21 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons)
  • Dec 22 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Dec 22 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-)
  • Dec 22 Sean Foster, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Dec 22 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Dec 23 Lamar Lathon, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Dec 25 Kathleen Franey, 1.5k runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 26 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Dec 28 Paul Lynch, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Dec 29 Henry Jones, American football Safety (Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 29 Kevin Toth, shot putter, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 29 Tony Tolbert, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Dec 30 Colleen Miller, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Dec 31 Brad Daluiso, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 3 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • Dec 14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and 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, cricketer (10-66 & Aust v Gloucestershire 1921), dies