On This Day

December 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport

NBA Record

Dec 1 Philadelphia center Wilt Chamberlain scores 52 points in 76ers' 133-109 win over Seattle SuperSonics; sets NBA record for 22 free throw misses

  • Dec 1 Pacific Northwest Sports, Inc. is awarded one of the 2 American League baseball expansion franchises; new team named the Seattle Pilots
  • Dec 2 CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Saskatchewan Roughriders, 24-1; Alan Ford's 87 yard punt, on a quick kick, is the longest in Grey Cup history
  • Dec 2 32nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 7-3 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan
  • Dec 8 NHL California Seals change name to Oakland Seals
  • Dec 15 Retired baseball player Joe Garagiola joins "Today" show panel
  • Dec 16 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago
  • Dec 26 Ballon d'Or: Ferencváros forward Flórián Albert wins award for best European football player ahead of Manchester United midfielder Bobby Charlton and Celtic winger Jimmy Johnstone
  • 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

Sports History

Dec 31 AFL Championship, Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland: Oakland Raiders beat Houston Oilers 40-7; George Blanda 4 field goals for Raiders in club's 1st AFL Championship

  • Dec 31 NFL Championship, Lambeau Field, Green Bay: Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17; "The Ice Bowl", -13°F

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 1 Reggie Sanders, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1991-2007, All-Star 1995; World Series 2001 (Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, and 6 other teams), born in Florence, South Carolina
  • Dec 4 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, Canadian NFL punter (Super Bowl 1994, SF 49ers), born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Dec 4 Guillermo Amor, Spanish soccer midfielder and executive (37 caps, FC Barcelona), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • Dec 6 Kevin Appier, American MLB baseball pitcher, 1989-94 (Kansas City Royals, and three others), born in Lancaster, California
  • Dec 7 Tino Martinez, American MLB baseball first baseman, 1990-2005; All-Star 1995, 1997; World Series 1996, 98–2000 (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees, and 2 other teams), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Dec 7 Václav Chalupa, Czech rower (Henley Royal Regatta 1989, Olympic silver 1992), born in Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
  • Dec 8 Jeff George, American NFL quarterback (Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Dec 8 Ron George, American linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • Dec 8 Tony Mayberry, American NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • Dec 8 Darren Sheridan, English footballer and manager, born in Stretford, United Kingdom
  • Dec 9 Caryn Kadavy, American figure skater, born in Erie, Pennsylvania,
  • Dec 9 Ray Agnew, NFL nose tackle, 1990-2000 (New England Patriots; New York Giants; St. Louis Rams), and executive (Los Angeles Rams; Detroit Lions), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Dec 9 Jason Dozzell, English footballer
  • Dec 11 Katy Steding, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Dec 11 Richard Stemp, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner), born in Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Dec 12 David Szott, American NFL guard (KC Chiefs), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Dec 12 John Randle, American NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Mumford, Texas
  • Dec 12 Masood Anwar, Pakistani cricketer (one Test Pakistan v West Indies 1990), born in Khanewal, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dec 13 Chris O'Loughlin, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 13 Scott Zolak, American NFL quarterback (NE Patriots), born in Monongahela, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 13 Bo Pelini, American football coach, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Dec 14 Eldridge Recasner, American NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 15 Mo Vaughn, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 96, 98; AL MVP 1995; Boston Red Sox), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Dec 16 Donovan Bailey, Canadian athlete (WR 100m 9.84 1996; Olympic gold 100m, 4x100m 1996; World C'ship gold 100m, 4x100m 1995, 4x100m 1997), born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica
  • 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 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, American luger (Olympics 1994), born in Burlington, California
  • Dec 21 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Dec 21 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons), born in Romulus, Michigan
  • Dec 22 Mike Sullivan, NFL center (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
  • Dec 22 Roland Holder, cricketer (West Indian batsman in ODI's 1993-), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dec 22 Dan Petrescu, Romanian football manager and professional football player, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • Dec 23 Lamar Lathon, American football linebacker (Carolina Panthers), born in Wharton, Texas
  • Dec 24 Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Dec 26 Tony Covington, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Dec 26 Ken Tanigawa, American golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2019), born in Kobe, Japan
  • 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, American shot put athlete, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Dec 29 Tony Tolbert, American NFL defensive end (Pro Bowl 1996; Super Bowl 1992, 93, 95; Dallas Cowboys), born in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Dec 31 Brad Daluiso, American NFL placekicker (NY Giants), born in San Diego, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 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