On This Day

Year 1968 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 216

  • Jul 3 Cleveland pitcher Luis Tiant strikes out MLB record 19 Minnesota Twins in 1-0 win; record for 10 inning game; also record 32 Ks in consecutive games

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 5 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

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Judy Tegart 9-7, 7-5 to earn first ever prize money (£750) offered at Wimbledon

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

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

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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

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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Jul 9 39th MLB All Star Game, Astrodome, Houston, TX: NL beats AL, 1-0; MVP: Willie Mays, SF Giants, CF

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 awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 13 British Open Men's 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Sport awardPGA Championship

Jul 21 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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

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Jul 24 Hoyt Wilhelm pitches in a record 907th major league game breaking Cy Young's record for pitching appearances

MLB Pitcher Cy Young
MLB Pitcher
Cy Young
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • Jul 30 Washington shortstop Ron Hansen makes 8th unassisted triple-play in MLB history and first in 41 years as Senators lose, 10-1 to Cleveland Indians
  • Aug 2 Ron Hansen (Washington Senators) & 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
  • Aug 23 Yanks & Tigers play 3-3 tie in 19 due to 1 AM curfew

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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 First match in the US Open tennis era; on her way to the final, Billie Jean King beats fellow American Dr Vija Vuskains 6-1, 6-0
  • 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 awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US singles 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, Forest Hills, NY: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson

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Sep 14 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain
  • Sep 17 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
  • Sep 18 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
MLB Pitcher Denny McLain
MLB Pitcher
Denny McLain

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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

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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

  • Oct 2 St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
  • Oct 2 1st time, 2 soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other Cards Bob Gibson beat Tigers Denny McLain 4-0
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series

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Oct 11 MLB star Billy Martin named manager of the Minnesota Twins

Baseball Player and Manager Billy Martin
Baseball Player and Manager
Billy Martin
  • Oct 12 IXX Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America
  • 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 14 Viorica Viscopoleanu of Romania sets world record 6.82m to win the women's long jump at the Mexico City Olympics; beats Sheila Sherwood of Great Britain by 0.14m
  • Oct 14 American sprinter Jim Hines runs a world record 9.95s to beat Lennox Miller of Jamaica and Charles Greene of the US, and win the 100m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 15 Al Oerter of the US wins the men's discus in Olympic record 64.78m at the Mexico City Games; Oerter's unprecedented 4th consecutive Olympic discus title
  • Oct 15 Australian Ralph Doubell runs a world record 1:44.40 to beat Kenyan Wilson Kiprugut and win the men's 800m at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 15 British athlete David Hemery sets a world record 48.12s to beat Gerhard Hennige of West Germany and take the gold medal in the men's 400m hurdles at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 15 American sprinter Wyomia Tyus wins her second consecutive Olympic 100m title with a world record 11.08s; beats teammate Barbara Ferrell by 0.08s for the gold medal at the Mexico City Games

Olympic GamesBlack Power Salute

Oct 16 Americans Tommie Smith (gold 19.83 WR) and John Carlos (bronze) famously give the Black Power salute on the 200m medal podium during the Mexico City Olympics to protest racism and injustice against African-Americans

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium at 1968 Olympics
Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium at 1968 Olympics
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  • 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 16 American Bob Seagren, Claus Schiprowski of West Germany and East German Wolfgang Nordwig all record 5.40m in the final of the pole vault at the Mexico City Olympics; Seagren awarded gold on countback
  • Oct 17 Soviet athlete Viktor Saneev sets world record 17.39m to win the triple jump at the Mexico City Olympics; world record improved 5 times by 3 different athletes during competition

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Oct 17 US men's 4 x 100m freestyle relay team of Zac Zorn, Stephen Rerych, Ken Walsh & Mark Spitz swim world record 3:31.7 to outclass the Soviet Union & Australia and win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics

Swimmer Mark Spitz
Swimmer
Mark Spitz
  • Oct 17 Björn Ferm of Sweden beats Hungary's András Balczó by just 11 points to take the gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 18 American long jumper Bob Beamon sets an incredible world record (8.90m, 29' 2½") in high altitude at the Mexico City Olympics; 0.55m (22") improvement over previous world record

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Oct 18 US Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving the Black Power salute to protest racism and injustice against African-Americans during Olympic medal ceremony

Track & Field athlete and Civil Rights Activist John Carlos
Track & Field athlete and Civil Rights Activist
John Carlos
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist Tommie Smith
Sprinter and Civil Rights Activist
Tommie Smith
  • Oct 18 American swimmer Don Schollander anchors US 4 × 200m freestyle relay team to world record 7:52.1 and the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo; Schollander's 4th gold of the Games
  • Oct 18 American athletes sweep the medals in the men's 400m at the Mexico City Olympics; Lee Evans wins gold in world record 43.86s ahead of Larry James and Ron Freeman
  • Oct 18 Polish sprinter Irena Szewińska runs a world record 22.58s to beat Australian Raelene Boyle by 0.16s and win the 200m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 18 A rare Australian 1-2 in track & field; Maureen Caird in Olympic record 10.39s beats teammate Pam Kilborn by 0.07s to win the 80m hurdles at the Mexico City Games
  • Oct 19 The West German crew beats Australia by just 0.9s to win the men's eights rowing gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 19 American swimmer Jan Henne in 1:00.0 leads American sweep of the women's 100m freestyle medals at the Mexico City Olympics; teammates Susan Pedersen & Linda Gustavson both swim 1:00.3 for minor medals
  • Oct 19 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon sets world record 52.2s to win the blue ribband men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 19 New Zealand scores an upset victory in the men's coxed four rowing final at the Mexico City Olympics; beats favoured East German crew by 2.58s; first ever rowing gold medal for the Kiwis
  • Oct 20 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)
  • Oct 20 Kenyan runner Kip Keino wins 1,500m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics in 3:34.91 despite a severe gall bladder infection
  • Oct 20 American Dick Fosbury using his unconventional technique wins the men's high jump gold medal with 2.24m at the Mexico City Olympics; "Fosbury Flop" becomes accepted most efficient technique
  • Oct 20 American sprinter Jim Hines anchors US men's 4 x 100m relay team to win his second gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; with teammates Charles Greene, Mel Pender & Ronnie Ray Smith sets world record 38.24s
  • Oct 20 US men's 4 x 400m relay team of Vincent Matthews, Ron Freeman, Larry James & Lee Evans runs world record 2:56.16; easily beats Kenya & West Germany into the minor medals at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 20 US women's 4 x 100m relay team sets world record 42.88s to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; Margaret Bailes, Barbara Ferrell, Mildrette Netter & Wyomia Tyus
  • Oct 20 Margitta Gummel of East Germany throws world record 19.61m to beat teammate Marita Lange by 0.83m and win the women's shot put gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 22 American swimmers sweep the medals in the women's 200m freestyle at the Mexico City Olympics; Debbie Meyer takes gold in Olympic record 2:10.5 ahead of teammates Jan Henne and Jane Barkman
  • Oct 23 American swimmer Kaye Hall sets a world record 1:06.2 to beat Canadian Elaine Tanner by 0.5s and win the 100m backstroke gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 24 16 year old American swimmer Debbie Meyer wins the inaugural women's 800m gold medal in 9:24.0 at the Mexico City Olympics; first swimmer to win 3 individual gold medals at a Games (200/400m)
  • Oct 24 Australian swimmer Michael Wendon wraps up the Mexico City Games sprint double when he wins the men's 200m freestyle gold medal in Olympic record 1:55.2
  • Oct 25 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • Oct 25 US men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 65-50 to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; 7th straight basketball title for the Americans
  • Oct 25 Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the uneven bars and vault gold medals at the Mexico City Olympics; her 6th & 7th career gold medals and her 4th at these Games
  • Oct 25 American swimmer Claudia Kolb wraps up the women's individual medley double in Mexico City, winning the 400m I/M in Olympic record 5:08.5; she also won the 200m I/M in OR 2:24.7
  • Oct 25 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wins the 200m backstroke gold medal in Olympic record 2:09.6 at the Mexico City Games; wraps up backstroke double
  • Oct 26 The Soviet Union wraps up the volleyball double at the Mexico City Olympics; both men's & women's teams take gold at the end of their respective round-robin competitions

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Oct 26 Future world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman wins the Olympic heavyweight gold medal when the final against Jonas Čepulis (Soviet Union) is stopped in round 2 at the Mexico City Games

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Oct 26 Japanese gymnasts sweep the medals in the men's floor exercise competition at the Mexico City Olympics; Sawao Kato wins his 3rd gold of the Games ahead of teammates Akinori Nakayama and Takeshi Katō
  • Oct 26 Japanese gymnast Akinori Nakayama wins 3 individual gold medals on the one day (horizontal bar, rings & parallel bars) at the Mexico City Olympics; with team victory, 4 gold for the Games
  • Oct 26 Charlie Hickcox wins his 3rd gold medal of the Mexico City Olympics when he leads the US men's 4 x 100m medley relay team with teammates Don McKenzie, Doug Russell & Ken Walsh to world record 3:54.9
  • Oct 26 Striker Antal Dunai scores twice as Hungary outclasses Bulgaria 4-1 to take the men's football gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 26 Italian diver Klaus Dibiasi wins first of 3 consecutive men's 10m platform gold medals when he comfortably beats Álvaro Gaxiola of Mexico at the Mexico City Olympics
  • Oct 31 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
  • Nov 1 Detroit pitcher Denny McLain is named unanimous AL Cy Young Award winner after finishing MLB season, 31-6 for World Series winning Tigers
  • Nov 3 New York Jets kicker Jim Turner lands 6 field goals and an extra point to beat Buffalo Bills, 25-21 at Shea Stadium

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Nov 3 English Lotus driver Graham Hill wins his 2nd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by taking out the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 12 points from Scotsman Jackie Stewart

Auto Racer Graham Hill
Auto Racer
Graham Hill
  • Nov 3 David Pearson is declared NASCAR Grand National champion as Cale Yarborough wins season ending Peach State 200 at Jefferson, Georgia; Pearson finishes 126 points ahead of Bobby Isaac to secure his 2nd title
  • Nov 5 1st AL pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain (wins unanimously)

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Nov 13 Bob Gibson edges Pete Rose to win NL MVP

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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Nov 13 As a rookie, future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Elvin Hayes scores 54 points in San Diego Rockets' 122-120 win over Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • Nov 15 1st date in controversial Jim Bouton baseball diary "Ball Four"
  • Nov 19 Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 21 Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 595

  • Feb 21 Terry Allen, American NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings, Wash Redskins), born in Commerce, Georgia
  • Feb 22 Jayson Williams, American NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Ritter, South Carolina
  • Feb 22 Reggie Rivers, American NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Feb 22 James Allison, British Formula 1 Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG, born in Louth, Lincolnshire
  • Feb 24 John Velddman, soccer player (Sparta)
  • Feb 25 David Hulse, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Feb 26 Chris Green, American NFL safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana
  • Feb 26 J. T. Snow, American baseball infielder (NY Yankees, California Angels), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 26 Leif Rohlin, Swedish NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vasteras, Sweden
  • Feb 27 Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Mike Sullivan, American NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Marshfield, Massachusetts
  • 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, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1994–97; Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings), born in Jefferson, Iowa
  • Mar 1 Salil Ankola, Indian cricket pace bowler (1 Test; 20 ODIs), born in Solapur, Maharashtra, India
  • 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 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 (Los Angeles/St Louis Rams), born in Plattsburgh, New York
  • 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 7 Jeff Kent, American MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in Bellflower, California
  • Mar 7 Ricky Proehl, American NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears), born in New York City
  • 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 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 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 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 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Mar 22 Ramón Martínez, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 23 Atul Wassan, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1989-90)
  • Mar 23 Curtis Mayfield, Canadian CFL receiver (Saskatchewan Roughriders 1996-99), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 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 Jose Vizcaino, MLB infielder (NY Mets), born in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 26 Mike Trevathan, American CFL slot back (BC Lions), born in Redondo Beach, California
  • Mar 26 Shane Reynolds, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Bastrop, Louisiana
  • Mar 26 Laurent Brochard, French cyclist, born in Le Mans, France
  • Mar 27 Irina Belova, Russian heptathlete (world record 1992), born in Angarsk, Russia
  • 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
  • Mar 29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 29 James O. Williams, NFL tackle (Chicago Bears), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 3 Bernd Karbacher, German tennis player, born in Munich, Germany
  • Apr 3 Mike Lansing, American MLB baseball infielder, 1993-2001 (Montreal Expos, Coloradao Rockies, Boston Red Sox), born in Rawlins, Wyoming
  • Apr 6 Chris Anderson, Australian high jumper (Olympics 1996), born in Western Australia
  • Apr 7 Duncan Armstrong, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 200m freestyle 1988), born in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • Apr 8 Patricia Girard-Léno, French athlete (100m hurdles)
  • Apr 9 Janne Ojanen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland), born in Tampere, Finland
  • Apr 11 Eric Moten, NFL guard and tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 12 Adam Graves, Canadian left wing hockey player (NY Rangers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 12 Neal Fort, American football tackle (Montreal Alouettes), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Apr 13 Tami Lyn Jameson, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 13 Ted Washington, American NFL nose tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Apr 13 Toni Lee Jameson, American team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 14 Andrew Trim, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Apr 14 Jesse Levis, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Billy Brewer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Apr 16 Grace Kim, South Korean-American tennis star, born in South Korea
  • Apr 17 Richie Woodhall, British professional boxer, born in Telford, Shropshire, England
  • Apr 17 Roger Twose, English cricketer (Warwickshire batsman, New Zealand 1995), born in Torquay, England
  • Apr 19 Brent Mayne, American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in Loma Linda, California
  • Apr 19 Keith McCants, American NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Apr 19 Roger Reinson, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders), born in Melville, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 20 DeDee Nathan, American heptathlete, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 21 Peter van Foxes, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Apr 22 Bimbo Coles, NBA guard (Golden State Warriors)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Costa, Spanish tennis star
  • Apr 22 Jo Angel, cricketer (big WA right-arm fast bowler, Australia 1993-)
  • Apr 22 Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Apr 22 Zarley Zalapski, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)
  • Apr 24 Todd Jones, MLB relief pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Apr 24 Tracy Gravely, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in West Virginia
  • Apr 26 Ahmed Elmaghraby, American field hockey forward (Olympics 1996), born in Suez, Egypt
  • Apr 28 Andy Flower, cricketer (Zimbabwe keeper & victorious Test captain)
  • Apr 28 Damion Lyons, CFL cornerback (BC Lions)
  • Apr 28 Mark Carrier, NFL safety (Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 28 Jeff Grosso, American skateboarder (host Youtube’s 'Vans Loveletters to Skateboarding'), born in Glendale, California (d. 2020)
  • Apr 29 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)

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