1967 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 153 of 153

  • Aug 6 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman Brooks Robinson (Baltimore Orioles) hits into MLB record 4th career triple play
  • Aug 12 New Orleans Saints 1st pre-season victory, beat St Louis 23-14
  • Aug 16 Cincinnati Red Jim Maloney retires 19 Pirates, then gets injured & leaves
  • Aug 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 20 Western Open Women's Golf, Pekin CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 7 strokes from Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 21 Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's 1st free agent
  • Aug 25 Minn Twin Dean Chance 2nd no-hitter of month beats Cleveland, 2-1
  • Aug 28 Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
  • Aug 29 Yanks longest day, Red Sox take 1st game 2-1 in 9, Yanks win 2nd game in 20, 4-3 a total of 8 hours & 19 minutes
  • Sep 1 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • Sep 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • Sep 10 US National Championships Men's Tennis: Australian John Newcombe wins his 2nd Grand Slam event; beats American Clark Graebner 6-4, 6-4, 8-6

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 81st U.S. Women's National Championship: Billie Jean King beats Ann Jones (11-9, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 16 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • Sep 17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • Sep 18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup

  • Sep 22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • Sep 24 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
  • Sep 27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • Sep 29 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights
  • Oct 1 Richard Petty continues phenomenal NASCAR winning streak by taking the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway; unprecedented 10th consecutive victory
  • Oct 4 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
  • Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • Oct 12 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • Oct 13 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
  • Oct 13 First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white & blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced
  • Oct 18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • Oct 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Oct 20 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • Oct 22 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the F1 World Drivers Championship with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • Oct 23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • Oct 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • Oct 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • Oct 31 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 5 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory, beat Philadelphia Eagles 31-24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 28 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)

Sports record brokenNBA 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

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 663

  • 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 Bas Roorda, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, NEC) [or Feb 13]
  • Feb 21 Leroy Russel Burrell, long jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 21 Patrick Lodewijks, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 22 Marianne Ihalainen, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 22 Steve Broussard, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 23 Gord Murphy, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Feb 23 Steve Stricker, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd), 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, infielder (KC Royals), born in Sarasota, Florida
  • Feb 26 Roman Fortin, NFL center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 26 Scott Service, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 27 Dallas Eakins, Dade City, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 27 Frantisek Kaberle, Brno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep)
  • Feb 27 Robert Kron, Brno Cze, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Feb 28 Antone Davis, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 28 Jeff[rey] Pfaendtner, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 28 Colin Cooper, English footballer
  • Mar 1 Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
  • Mar 1 Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete
  • Mar 2 Allan Boyko, CFL slot back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Bruce Boyko, CFL fullback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 2 Leo Gomez, Canovanas Puerto Rico, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis star
  • Mar 3 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 4 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
  • Mar 4 Juli Furtado, American mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Kubilay Türkyılmaz, former Turkish-Swiss footballer
  • Mar 5 Nicole Boegman, Australian long jumper (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • Mar 7 Zheng Haixia, WNBA center (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 8 Brent Fedyk, Yorkton, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 8 Dale Joseph, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Joel Johnston, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Curt Schreiner, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albany, New York
  • Mar 9 Eric Flaim, American short track skater (Olympics silver 1988, 94), born in Pembroke, Massachusetts
  • Mar 9 Michael Kiselak, American football player, CFL corner (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Tarrytown, New York
  • Mar 11 Andrew Zesers, cricketer (played for Australia in 1987 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 12 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 12 Rowelle Blenman, WLAF cornerback/safety (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 12 Julio Dely Valdes, Panamanian footballer
  • Mar 13 Colleen Rosensteel, American heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 13 Satu Huotari, Finnish ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998), born in Oulu, Finland
  • Mar 13 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (murdered in World Cup aftermath), born in Medellín, Colombia (d. 1994)
  • Mar 14 Vijay Yadav, cricketer (Indian wicket-keeper between More & Mongia)
  • Mar 15 Kirk Scrafford, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 16 Dan Owens, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 16 John Mangum, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 17 Chris Luongo, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 17 Kim Cathrein, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th), born in Salinas, California
  • Mar 17 Melissa Allen, Port OR, WPVA volleyballer (Reebok National-13th-1994)
  • Mar 18 Andre Rison, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns, KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Derrick Graham, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 19 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 20 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 20 Randy Gullatt, horse trainer
  • Mar 20 Nikolay Bukhalov, Bulgarian canoeist (2 x Olympic gold 1992), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Mar 21 Elaina Oden, Orange CA, volleyball middle blocker (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)
  • Mar 21 Troy Westwood, CFL kicker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 22 Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
  • Mar 24 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • Mar 24 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (& Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 25 Debi Thomas, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Mar 25 Takayuki Miura, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 26 Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Mar 27 Jaime Navarro, Puerto Rican baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico
  • Mar 27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • Mar 28 David Lang, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Mar 28 Ed[ward] Grose, Juneau Alaska, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 28 Shawn Boskie, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Hawthorne, Nevada
  • Mar 29 Brian Jordan, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 29 Jerry Olsavsky, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mar 30 Julie Richardson, tennis star (1992 Futures-Canberra), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Mar 31 Glenn Montgomery, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks, Oilers)
  • Mar 31 Nanci Bowen, Tifton GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Nabisco Dinah Shore)
  • Apr 3 Brent Gilchrist, Canadian hockey player, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Apr 3 Pervis Ellison, American basketball player, NBA forward and center (Boston Celtics), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Apr 4 Juliana "Juli" Furtado, American cyclist (Olympics 10th 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 6 Derrick Fenner, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 7 Steve Wisniewski, NFL guard (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 8 Kenneth Charlie Griffith Benjamin, cricketer (WI like his namesake)
  • Apr 9 Graeme Lloyd, Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Apr 10 Donald Dufresne, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Edmonton Oilers), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Apr 10 Kay Whitmore Jr., Canadian ice hockey goaltender (NY Rangers), born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 11 Lachlan Dreher, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Apr 11 Mark Seay, American football wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 11 Wendel Suckow, American luger (Olympics 1994), born in Marquette, Michigan
  • Apr 12 Bobby Abrams, American football outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 12 Donna Andrews, LPGA golfer (1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 12 Kirk Everist, American water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 13 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 14 Jeff Finley, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Apr 14 Steve Chiasson, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Apr 14 Nicola Berti, Italian International footballer
  • Apr 14 Alain Côté, French Canadian ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport