1968 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 178 of 178

  • Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game
  • Jul 27 Carol Mann wins LPGA Supertest Canadian Golf Open
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Aug 2 35th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 34, All-Stars 17 (69,917)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Gino Paoli Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Aug 10 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Concord Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Satchel Paige, 62, & needing 158 days on a major league payroll to qualify for a pension, is signed by Braves
  • Aug 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Aug 25 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 29 1st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Aug 31 68th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bruce Fleisher
  • Aug 31 Garfield Sobers becomes the first cricketer to hit 6 sixes in one over.
  • Sep 1 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • Sep 3 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
  • Sep 8 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pacific Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 1st official (88th overall) U.S. Open (formerly known as U.S National Championships): Arthur Ashe beats Tom Okker (14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 82nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Virginia Wade 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 14 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • Sep 15 Carol Mann wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • Sep 17 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
  • Sep 18 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 19 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Sep 27 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 29 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Sep 29 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
  • Sep 30 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires
  • Sep 30 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Seven Lakes Golf Invitational
  • Oct 2 Bob Gibson sets a World Series record of 17 strikeouts
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
  • Oct 11 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins
  • Oct 12 19th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 12 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
  • Oct 14 In NL expansion draft, Expos & Padres choose 30 players each
  • Oct 16 During Olympics Tommie Smith & John Carlos give black power salute
  • Oct 16 Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chicago Bulls
  • Oct 16 Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)
  • Oct 18 Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29 ft. 2½ in.) in Mexico City
  • Oct 18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith & John Carlos for giving "black power" salute as a protest during victory ceremony
  • Oct 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Oct 25 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 George Foreman wins gold for USA at Mexico Olympic games (Heavyweight boxing)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Oct 27 19th Olympic games close at Mexico City, Mexico
  • Oct 27 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Golf Invitational

  • Oct 31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
  • Nov 3 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Canyon Ladies Golf Classic
  • Nov 3 19th Formula One WDC: Graham Hill wins by 12 points
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)
  • Nov 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Nov 15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 17 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies' Golf Invitational
  • Nov 19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • Nov 23 Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love & Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson
  • Nov 24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Nov 30 56th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeat Calgary Stampeder, 24-21
  • Nov 30 33rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 24-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 Peggy Wilson wins LPGA Hollywood Lakes Golf Open
  • Dec 3 Pitcher's mound drops from 15" to 10" & strike zone reduced from knees to shoulders to top of knees to armpits, to help hitters
  • Dec 6 Baseball dismisses Commissioner William Eckert after 3 years

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 10 Joe Frazier beats Oscar Bonavena in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Dec 26 Bruin Ted Green sets NHL penalty record of 3 minors, 2 majors & 2 game misconducts in a game against NY Rangers in NY's Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 28 57th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in Adelaide (4-1)
  • Dec 29 Baltimore Colts beat Cleveland Browns 34-0 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 29 NY Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 31 NY Jets win AFL championship

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 712

  • Feb 7 Peter Bondra, Lutsk Ukr, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Feb 8 Joy Fawcett, soccer defender (Olympics 1996), born in Inglewood, California
  • Feb 8 Ron Goetz, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Feb 9 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • Feb 9 Marcus Meloan, Agana Guam, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 US Amat Champ)
  • Feb 9 Paul Claxton, American professional golfer, born in Vidalia, Georgia
  • Feb 10 Peter Popovic, Swedish NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens), born in Köping, Sweden
  • Feb 10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • Feb 12 Todd Fanning, Canadian golfer (Manitoba Amat-1984, 90, 91, 92), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Feb 13 Matt Mieske, US baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Midland, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Chris Lewis, cricketer (in Guyana England all-rounder)
  • Feb 15 Mieke Suys, Belgian triathlete, born in Ghent, Belgium
  • Feb 16 Cecil Gray, NFL tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 16 Erik Regtop, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 17 Bryan Cox, American NFL linebacker and coach (Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • Feb 17 Celita Schutz, Riverdale NJ, half-middleweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 19 Rob Dimaio, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Feb 20 Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 20 Ted Hankey, English darts player
  • Feb 21 Pellom McDaniels, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 21 Terry Allen, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins)
  • Feb 22 Abeyratne Samarasekera, UAE cricket all-rounder (1996 World Cup)
  • Feb 22 Jayson Williams, NBA center (NJ Nets)
  • Feb 22 Johanne Samarasekera, UAE cricket opening bowler (96 World Cup)
  • Feb 22 Reggie Rivers, NFL running back (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 24 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Feb 24 Vaughn Booker, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Feb 26 Brendan Rogers, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Feb 26 Chris Green, NFL safety (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 26 J T Snow, infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 26 Leif Rohlin, Vasteras Swe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • Feb 26 René Groen, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 27 Loy Vaught, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • Feb 27 Mike Sullivan, Marshfield, NHL center (Calgary Flames)
  • Feb 27 Ron Cox, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 28 J T Snow, American baseball 1st baseman (NY Yankees, California Angels)
  • Feb 28 Mike Milchin, pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 29 Bryce Paup, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 29 Cary Conklin, NFL quarterback (SF 49ers)
  • Feb 29 Chucky Brown, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 1 Salil Ankola, cricketer (Indian pace bowler one Test 1989)
  • Mar 1 Sanjeeva Weerasinghe, cricketer (Test for Sri Lanka v India at 17)
  • Mar 2 Penny "Stamper" Davis, Carlisle England, Canadian 470 sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Brian Leetch, NHL defenseman (Team USA, NY Rangers), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Mar 3 Diann Roffe-Steinrotter, alpine skier (Olympic gold/silver-92), born in Warsaw, New York
  • Mar 3 Scott Radinsky, Simi Valley CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Mar 4 Brian Hunter, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros), born in Torrance, California
  • Mar 4 Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • Mar 4 Dionna Harris, softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Mar 4 Giovanni Carrara, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Mar 5 Marq Mellor, field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 5 Roman Phifer, linebacker (St Louis Rams)
  • Mar 5 Shjon Podein, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 6 Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 6 Jon Baker, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Kent, Bellflower CA, infielder (NY Mets)
  • Mar 7 Ricky Proehl, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 8 Clare Wood, Zululand South Africa, tennis star (1986 Futures-Lisbon)
  • Mar 8 Rob Zettler, Sept-iles, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Mar 8 Michael Bartels, German race car driver
  • Mar 8 Jim Dougherty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Youri Djorkaeff, French footballer, born in Lyon, France
  • Mar 12 Merton Hanks, NFL safety (SF 49ers)
  • Mar 15 Rob Anderson, Kamloops BC, Canadian Tour golfer (BC Amateur-1990, 92)
  • Mar 16 Jason van Blerk, Australian soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mar 17 Judy Mosley McAfee, WNBA forward (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Mar 18 Joseph Ouellet, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 18 Pat Terrell, NFL strong safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 19 Liam Jewell, kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 19 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 20 Eric Viscaal, Dutch soccer star (PSV/AA Gent)
  • Mar 20 Jurgen Rumrich, Miesbach GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Mar 20 Sheree Megan Higgins, Matamata NZ, golfer (1991 Bridgestone)
  • Mar 21 Erwin Vanderbroeck, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 Jeff Lazaro, Waltham Mass, US hockey forward (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 21 Johan Garpenlov, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 21 Mark Sander, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 21 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Mar 22 Ramon Martinez, Santo Domingo Dom Rep, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Mar 23 Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 23 Curtis Mayfield, CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 23 David Maeva, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 23 Mark Maddox, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 23 Mike Atherton, cricketer (Lancashire batsman & England captain)
  • Mar 23 Fernando Hierro, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 25 Errol Martin, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 25 Peter Blackburn, Australia, badminton player (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 26 Edward Kaminski, American javelin thrower, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Ian Hutchings, Zimbabwe, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Klondike Klassic)
  • Mar 26 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 26 Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 26 Mike Trevathan, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 26 Shane Reynolds, Bastrop LA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Mar 26 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist
  • Mar 28 Chad Biafore, Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Calgary, Canada
  • Mar 28 Nasser Hussain, English cricketer (Essex & England batsman), born in Chennai, India
  • Mar 28 Teee Williams, volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 28 Tim Lovejoy, British television presenter (Soccer AM with Helen Chamberlain), born in Northwood, London

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