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Year 1967 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • Aug 2 New Orleans Saints play 1st ever pre-season game, lose to LA Rams 16-7 at Anaheim Stadium
  • Aug 4 34th NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 27, All-Stars 0 ; 70,934 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 5 First exhibition after AFL/NFL merger, Denver Broncos (AFL) surprise Detroit Lions (NFL), 13-7 at University of Denver
  • Aug 6 Minnesota Twins pitcher Dean Chance throws a perfect no-hitter vs Boston Red Sox, 2-0 in 5 innings before game is called because of weather
  • 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 18 Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 20 LPGA 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 Kansas City utility Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's first free agent when he is abruptly released by the Athletics; calls team owner Charlie Finley "a menace to baseball"
  • 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 Reds reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings ties MLB mark, Pirates v Braves 1918
  • Sep 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: John Newcombe of Australia defeats American Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 8–6 for first of 2 US singles titles

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King defeats England's Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4 for first of 4 US singles crowns

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 NFL St. Loius Cardinals' Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals at Pittsburgh Steelers, setting NFL record at the time
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Richard Petty continues phenomenal NASCAR winning streak by taking the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway; unprecedented 10th consecutive victory

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • 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

Sport awardRyder Cup

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
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 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
  • Nov 15 Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • 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 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

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 563

  • Feb 27 Robert Kron, Czech NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Brno, Czechia
  • 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 soccer defender (2 caps; Middlesborough, Nottingham Forest), born in Durham, England
  • Mar 1 Aron Winter, Dutch soccer midfielder and coach (84 caps; Ajax, Lazio, Inter), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Mar 3 Alexander Volkov, Russian tennis star
  • Mar 3 Calvin Williams, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 4 Daryll Cullinan, South African cricket batsman (70 Tests; 4,554 runs @ 44.21; 138 ODIs), born in Kimberley, Cape Province
  • 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 6 Bennie Dekker, Dutch football player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap), born in Ermelo, Netherlands
  • Mar 7 Zheng Haixia, Chinese WNBA center (LA Sparks), born in Shangqiu, China
  • 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 biathlete (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, Australian cricketer (1987 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Bill Houlder, Thunder Bay, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 12 Irvin Smith, CFL cornerback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 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 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 18 Stefan Lindqvist, Swedish soccer midfielder (5 caps; IFK Göteborg), born in Halmstad, Sweden (d. 2020)
  • Mar 19 Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 20 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 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 professional road cyclist, born in Luca, Italy
  • Mar 24 Kathy Rinaldi-Stunkel, Fla, tennis player (Virginia Slims of Ark 1987)
  • Mar 24 Richard Gillam, pairs skater (with partner Erin Moorad), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 25 Debi Thomas, American figure skater (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • 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 Nanci Bowen, American golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1995), born in Tifton, Georgia
  • Apr 2 Helen Chamberlain, British television presenter (Soccer AM, 1995-2017), born in Street, Somerset, England
  • 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 Benjamin, West Indian cricketer, born in St John's, Antigua
  • Apr 9 Graeme Lloyd, Australian baseball pitcher (World Series 1996, 98 NY Yankees; Olympic silver 2004), born in Geelong, Australia
  • 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, American golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1994), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Apr 12 Kirk Everist, American water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 13 Dana Barros, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 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
  • Apr 15 Dara Torres, American swimmer, winner of 12 Olympic medals (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000 and 2008), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 15 Lance Zeno, American NFL/WLAF football cornerback (Rams, Scottish Claymores), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 17 Aaron Wallace, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Paris, Texas
  • Apr 17 Marquis Grissom, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1993, 94; World Series 1995; Gold Glove Award 1993–96; Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 18 Kenneth Gant, American NFL safety (Super Bowl 1992, 93; Dallas Cowbpys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Bartow, Florida
  • Apr 18 Marcel Valk, Dutch soccer player (RKC, Go Ahead Eagles), born in Hazerswoude-Rijndijk, Netherlands
  • Apr 20 Townsend Saunders, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in White Sands, New Mexico
  • Apr 20 Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player (PDC World C'ship 2007; BDO World C'ship 1998, 99, 2003, 05; Premier League 2014), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 22 Harvey Williams, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Apr 22 Mike Buck, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 23 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2021) [1]
  • Apr 24 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • Apr 24 Leslie M. Marx, American fencer (Olympics 1996), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Apr 24 Pamela Bustin, American field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Somerset, Massachusetts
  • Apr 24 Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
  • Apr 25 Angel Martino, American 50m/100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Apr 27 Bridgette Gordon, American basketball forward (Sacramento Monarchs, Olympic gold 1988), born in DeLand, Florida
  • Apr 27 Jason Whitlock, American sports journalist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Apr 28 Pete Stoyanovich, NFL kicker (Miami Dolphins, KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 29 Curtis Joseph, Canadian NHL goalie (Team Canada, Edmonton Oilers), born in Keswick, Ontario
  • Apr 29 Elizabeth "Betsy" McCagg, American rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Kirkland, Washington
  • Apr 29 Mary McCagg, American rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 1 Yael Arad, Israeli middleweight judoka (first Israeli to win an Olympic medal - silver 1996), born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • May 4 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 4 John Child, Canadian beach volleyballer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in East York, Ontario
  • May 5 Brad Baxter, American NFL fullback (NY Jets), born in Dothan, Alabama

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