1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 187

  • Jan 1 54th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Indiana, 14-3
  • Jan 1 34th Sugar Bowl: LSU beats #5 Wyoming, 20-13
  • Jan 1 34th Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #2 Tennessee, 26-24
  • Jan 13 Minn North Stars center Bill Masterton fatally injured (dies on 15th)

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Jan 14 Super Bowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Jan 16 21st NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All-Stars 4-3 at Toronto
  • Jan 20 Houston Cougars defeat the UCLA Bruins 71-69 to win basketball's Game of the Century and end UCLA's 47 game winning streak
  • Jan 21 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
  • Jan 21 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
  • Jan 22 NBA announces it will expand to Milwaukee & Phoenix
  • Jan 23 Joe Medwick elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 23 18th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-124 at New York City
  • Jan 28 29th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Chandler Harper
  • Jan 28 Goose Goslin & Kiki Cuyler elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 56th Women's Australian Championships: Billie Jean King beats Margaret Court (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jan 29 56th Men's Australian Championships: William Bowrey beats Juan Gisbert, Sr (7-5, 2-6, 9-7, 6-4)

  • Jan 30 1968 NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings

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Feb 1 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of Green Bay Packers

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Feb 4 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
  • Feb 5 Skater Kees Verkerk wins olympic gold in the 1500m
  • Feb 6 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • Feb 10 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
  • Feb 17 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Massachusetts opens
  • Feb 18 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France
  • Feb 21 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

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Feb 23 Wilt Chamberlain becomes 1st NBAer to score 25,000 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 24 Gary Unger begins NHL consecutive game record of 914 games
  • Feb 25 10th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (143.251 MPH)
  • Mar 2 Ice Dance Championship at Geneva won by Towler & Ford of Great Britain

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Mar 3 Jean Beliveau (Mont) becomes 2nd NHLer to score 1,000 pts

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 3 In a blockbuster trade, the Toronto Maple Leafs send hall of fame forward Frank Mahovlich to the rival Detroit Red Wings

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 4 Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Mar 4 Italian boxer Nino Benvenuti regains world middleweight title with a 15-round points decision over American champion Emile Griffith at Madison Square Garden, NY; last of famous trilogy of fights
  • Mar 8 6 year old Tommy Moore scores hole-in-one in golf (Hagerstown, Maryland)
  • Mar 9 15th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats NC State, 87-50
  • Mar 15 Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27'2-3/4")
  • Mar 23 30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55
  • Mar 30 122nd Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Alligator wins
  • Apr 8 Baseball's Opening Day is postponed because of Martin Luther King's assassination
  • Apr 9 Minn's Wayne Connelly is 1st to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • Apr 14 1st NBA game at Madison Sq Garden, Knicks beat SD Clippers

  • Apr 14 32nd Masters Golf Tournament: Bob Goalby wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 15 Houston Astros beat NY Mets, 1-0, in 24 innings
  • Apr 17 A's 1st game in Oakland-Alameda Stadium, lose 4-1 to Balt Orioles
  • Apr 18 1st ABA basketball championship began
  • Apr 19 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
  • Apr 30 3 Oriole pitchers walk 14 NY Yankees in a 9 inning game
  • May 2 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • May 4 94th Kentucky Derby: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins
  • May 11 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep St Louis Blues in 4 games
  • May 18 93rd Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8

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May 18 AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • May 21 Cubs Billy Williams sets outfielder record of 695 straight game
  • May 22 Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single
  • May 23 AC Milan of Italy win 8th European Cup Winner's Cup against Hamburger SV of West Germany 2-0 in Rotterdam
  • May 24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • May 27 NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises

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May 27 George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • May 28 NL grants San Diego Padres a franchise
  • May 29 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Bobby Unser wins in 3:16:13.786 (246.040 km/h)
  • Jun 1 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 67th Men's French Open: Ken Rosewall beats Rod Laver (6-3, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 67th Women's French Open: Nancy Richey beats Ann Jones (5-7, 6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2
  • Jun 10 UEFA European Championship Final: Italy beats Yugoslavia 2-0 in a replay in Rome (first game drawn 1-1)
  • Jun 15 15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

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Jun 16 US Open Golf, Oak Hill CC: Lee Trevino wins his first major title by 4 shots from Jack Nicklaus

  • Jun 16 Lee Trevino is 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
  • Jun 23 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium
  • Jun 24 14th LPGA Championship won by Sandra Post
  • Jun 24 Joe Frazier TKOs Manuel Ramos in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 25 Bobby Bonds hits a grand slam in his 1st major league game (Giants)
  • Jul 1 Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 scoreless innings (3rd most live era) ends on wild pitch but earns 8-1 win v LA Dodgers
  • Jul 3 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out a record 19 Minnesota Twins (10 inns) for another record 32 Ks in consecutive games
  • Jul 5 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to earn first ever prize money (£2,000) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

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Jul 7 US Open Women's Golf, Moselem Springs GC: Susie Maxwell Berning beats Mickey Wright by 3 strokes

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jul 9 Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76'ers to LA Lakers
  • Jul 9 39th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 1-0 at Astrodome, Houston

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Jul 9 All star MVP: Willie Mays (SF Giants), 1st player to win a second times

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 10 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969
  • Jul 11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 13 British Open Golf, Carnoustie: South African Gary Player wins second of his 3 Open titles, 2 strokes clear of Bob Charles and Jack Nicklaus; 5th of Player's 9 major titles

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

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Jul 14 Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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Jul 21 PGA Championship, Pecan Valley GC: Julius Boros (48) becomes oldest winner of a major; wins by 1 from Bob Charles & Arnold Palmer

  • Jul 21 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Aug 2 35th Chicago College All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17, 69,917 at Soldier Field
  • Aug 2 Ron Hansen (Washington) & Tim Cullen (Chicago WS) become the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season, they had been traded in February in opposite directions
  • Aug 11 Satchel Paige (62) & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves

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Aug 25 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 25 NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered
  • Aug 29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)
  • Aug 31 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
  • Aug 31 Gary Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US title; beats Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 709

  • Jan 1 John de Visser, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jan 1 Sandy Beasley, softball outfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • Jan 1 Davor Šuker, Croatian footballer
  • Jan 2 Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 2 Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion
  • Jan 3 Kent Carlsson, Swedish tennis star
  • Jan 3 Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers, Ottawa)
  • Jan 3 Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jan 4 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jan 5 Felton Spencer, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Jan 5 Jean Zedlitz, LPGA golfer (1994 Children's Med-14th), born in Stockton, California
  • Jan 5 Joe Juneau, Pont-rouge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 5 Leila Meskhi, tennis star (1995 Hobart), born in Tbilisi, Georgia SSR
  • Jan 5 Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
  • Jan 6 Jerry Crafts, NFL/WLAF tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 6 Vlastimil Plavucha, Banska Bystrica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Jan 7 Michael Rosati, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jan 7 Nathaniel Bolton, WLAF running back (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 8 Alexander Alexeev, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jan 8 Brian Johnson, catcher (San Diego Padres), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 8 Mark Duane Croghan, 3k steeplechase (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Paul Carey, American baseball infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Jan 8 Keith Mullings, American boxer
  • Jan 9 Jimmy Adams, cricketer (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992)
  • Jan 9 Katie Anderson, Canada 100m hurdler (Olympic 7th-92, 96), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 9 Mardi Lunn, Australian LPGA golfer (1991 Thailand Open), born in Liverpool, New South Wales
  • Jan 10 Malcolm Showell, WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 11 Ben Rivera, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 12 Vince Buck, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 12 Mauro Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 13 Kelly Boucher, Canadian basketball forward (1996 & 2000 Olympics), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Jan 13 Mike Whitlow, English footballer
  • Jan 14 Fred[ric] Honebein, rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 14 Ruel Fox, English footballer
  • Jan 15 Felton Spencer, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Jan 15 Laurie Fellner, Appleton Wisc, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96)
  • Jan 15 Steve McConaghy, Australian soling sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 17 Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete
  • Jan 19 Marty Conlon, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jan 20 Junior Murray, cricketer (WI keeper, no relation to Derryck or David)
  • Jan 20 Nick Anderson, NBA guard/forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Jan 21 Tom Urbani, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Cruz, California
  • Jan 22 Brian Jones, American sports radio and television host and former NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jan 22 Mauricio Serna, Colombian retired footballer (Colombia national team 1993-2001), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Jan 22 Frank Lebœuf, French actor, sports commentator and former footballer (1998 FIFA World Cup), born in Marseille, France
  • Jan 23 Eric Metcalf, NFL receiver/running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 23 Lubomir Kolnik, Skalica CZ, hockey forward (Team Slovakia, Espoo)
  • Jan 23 Petr Korda, tennis star (1993 Doubles-Cincinnati), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 23 Todd Scott, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jan 24 Mark Burmester, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test all-rounder in 3 Tests 1992)
  • Jan 24 Mary Lou Retton, American gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 1984), born in Fairmont, West Virginia
  • Jan 24 Ross Powell, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros)
  • Jan 24 Scott Mercier, Harbor City California, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 25 Lynette Brooky, New Zealand golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
  • Jan 25 Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 25 Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Jan 26 Eric Davis, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 26 Reggie Jordan, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Jan 27 Anthony Pleasant, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 27 Eric Wedge, American baseball catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 27 Matt Stover, NFL kicker (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 27 Reggie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 27 Rusty Meacham, pitcher (KC Royals, Seattle Mariners), born in Stuart, Flordia
  • Jan 27 Patrick Blondeau, French footballer
  • Jan 28 Henry Hering, Pointe-Claire Quebec, rower (Olympics-9-92, 96)
  • Jan 28 Marnie McBean, rower (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 29 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Chris Pringle, (New Zealand cricket pace bowler (since 1990)
  • Jan 29 Harold Green, NFL running back (Cin Bengals, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 29 John Hudson, NFL center/guard (NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 29 Kevin Roberson, American baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 29 Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
  • Jan 30 Bob Nardella, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jan 31 Doug Pederson, American NFL head coach (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • Jan 31 Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 31 Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)
  • Jan 31 Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 1 George Quigley Jr, skeet (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 1 Javier Sanchez, Spanish tennis star
  • Feb 1 Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)
  • Feb 1 Mark Recchi, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Feb 1 Sean Millington, CFL fullback (BC Lions)
  • Feb 2 Paul McKenzie, Australian Finn class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 2 Sari Krooks, ice hockey right wing (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 2 Scott Erickson, pitcher (Minnesota Twins, Balt Orioles), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 2 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Feb 2 Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • Feb 2 Ventson Donelson, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 3 Frantisek Kucera, NHL defenseman (Vanc Canucks, Olympic gold 1998), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 3 Leroy Thompson, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 3 Mark Koevermans, Netherlands, tennis star
  • Feb 3 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • Feb 5 Regina Rajchitova, Czech, tennis star
  • Feb 5 Roberto Alomar, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 5 Will Furrer, American football NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, St Louis Rams), born in Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 6 Imtiaz Abbasi, UAE cricket wicket-keeper (World Cup 1996)
  • Feb 6 Malika Mahfoud, Copenhagen Denmark, golfer (Gippsland Ladies Amateur)
  • Feb 6 Richard Newbill, WLAF linebacker (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 6 Adolfo Valencia, Colombian footballer
  • Feb 7 Martin Sinner, Koblenz Germany, tennis star (1990 Pretoria)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 8 MLB baseball player Reggie Jackson (22) weds his college sweetheart Jennie Campos

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Oct 26 Czech 7-time Olympic champion gymnast Věra Čáslavská (26) weds middle distance runner Josef Odložil (29) at the Mexico City Cathedral, Mexico City

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Marvin 'Bud' Ward, American golfer (1939, 1941 US Amateur), dies of cancer at 54
  • Jan 9 Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Olympic bronze 1964), commits suicide
  • Jan 13 Bill Masterson, NHL player for the Minnesota Northstars checked into the boards, dies two days later
  • Jan 15 Bill Masterson, 1st NHLer fatally injured during a game (Jan 13), dies
  • Jan 15 Bill Masterton, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Jan 19 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • Jan 22 Duke Kahanamoku, Hawaiian swimmer (Olympics 3 gold/2 silver-12, 20, 24), dies at 77
  • Jan 29 Laxmidas Purshottamdas Jai, cricketer (Test for India), dies
  • Feb 1 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/British Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
  • Feb 22 Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71
  • Mar 31 Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (b. 1885)
  • Apr 7 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, world F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • Apr 14 Al Benton, American baseball player (b. 1911)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Bridges, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61
  • Apr 25 John Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • May 1 Jack Adams, Canadian NHL center, coach and general manager (Hockey Hall of Fame), dies at 73
  • May 10 Maurie Sievers, cricket medium-pacer (Austral v England 1936-37), dies
  • May 20 Albert Hartkopf, cricketer (one Test for Australia), dies
  • Jun 15 Samuel Earl "Wahoo Sam" Crawford, baseball pitcher, dies at 88
  • Jun 17 José Nasazzi, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1901)
  • Jun 27 Norman Norton, cricketer (dismissed Hobbs in only Test for South Africa), dies at 87
  • Jul 23 Don Lillis, NFL president (NY Jets)
  • Jul 27 Babe Adams, baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Aug 20 Earl Sande, American jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69
  • Aug 24 Cyril Vincent, cricketer (84 wkts slow lefty for S Af 1927-35), dies
  • Aug 25 Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies at 58
  • Sep 12 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American professional golfer, dies at 71
  • Oct 16 Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
  • Nov 9 Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
  • Dec 12 Walter Robins, cricketer (19 Tests for England 64 wkts), dies
  • Dec 15 Jess Willard, Heavyweight boxing champ (1915-19), dies at 86
  • Dec 31 Carl Oscar Ahues, German International Chess Master (1950), dies at 85