On This Day

1968 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 208 of 208


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st black to be ranked #1 in tennis

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: Manchester United's winger George Best wins award for best European football player ahead of team mate Bobby Charlton and Red Star Belgrade winger Dragan Džajić; first Northern Irish national to win the award
  • 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 NFL Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Baltimore Colts shutout Cleveland Browns, 34-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 AFL Championship, Shea Stadium, NYC: New York Jets beat Oakland Raiders 27-23; Joe Namath 3 TD passes sparks Jets to win

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Dec 31 NY Jets win AFL championship

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 636

  • 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 29 Browning Nagle, NFL quarterback (NY Jets, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 30 Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Apr 30 Roger Mar, rapid fire pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • May 1 Oliver Bierhoff, German soccer striker (Germany 70 caps), born in Karlsruhe, Germany
  • May 2 Reggie Slack, American CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Milton, Florida
  • May 2 Jeff Agoos, Swiss-American soccer player, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • May 4 Andre Collins, American football NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals), born in Riverside, New Jersey
  • May 4 Eddie Pérez, Venezuelan-American baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Ciudad Ojeda, Venezuela
  • May 4 Kevin Todd, Canadian ice hockey NHL center (LA Kings), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 5 Craig Hendrickson, CFL tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • May 5 Tim Neilsen, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (South Australian 1991), born in Forest Gate, London, England
  • May 6 Andy Kelly, American football quarterback (Nashville Kats, Rhein Fire), born in Dayton, Tennessee
  • May 7 Joe King, NFL safety (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 8 John Johnson, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)

Person of interestOmar Camporese

May 8 Omar Camporese, Italian tennis star, born in Bologna, Italy

Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • May 9 Bruce Pickens, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 9 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • May 9 Marie-José Pérec, French athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 400m 1996), born in Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
  • May 9 Vince Workman, NFL running back (Packers, Panthers, Colts)
  • May 10 Julie Smith, softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Glendora, California
  • May 12 Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Hawk

May 12 Tony Hawk, American skateboarder, born in Carlsbad, California

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Skateboarder
Tony Hawk
  • May 13 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 15 James "Jim" Neil, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • May 15 Leroy Hoard, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 17 Tim Grunhard, NFL center (KC Chiefs)
  • May 18 Ernie Logan, NFL defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars, NY Jets)
  • May 19 James Parrish, NFL outside linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 19 Jeanne Basone, Brubank California, wrestler (Hollywood-GLOW)
  • May 19 Mark Janssens, Surrey, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)
  • May 19 Paul Justin, NFL quarterback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 20 Damon Mays, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 20 Phil Hansen, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 20 Waisale Serevi, Fijian rugby union and rugby sevens footballer, born in Suva, Fiji
  • May 22 Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • May 22 Carmie Vairo, softball infielder (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • May 22 Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Oakland, California
  • May 22 Randy Brown, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • May 23 Daryl Hobbs, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • May 24 Jerry Dipoto, American baseball pitcher (NY Mets), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • May 25 Kendall Gill, American NBA guard & forward (NJ Nets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 25 Nathalie Schneyder, American synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • May 25 Shawn Bouwens, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • May 26 Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 26 Steve Sedgley, English footballer
  • May 27 Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • May 27 Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • May 27 Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 28 Sandra Bacher, half-heavyweight judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Long Island, New York
  • May 28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 30 Amy Fuller, Westlake California, rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96)
  • May 31 Duane Causwell, NBA center (Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings)
  • Jun 1 Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Jun 1 Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jun 6 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • Jun 6 Edwin Vurens, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jun 7 Adam Walker, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Jun 7 Melissa Coombes, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in San Gabriel, California
  • Jun 8 Dave Mlicki, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 8 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 9 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jun 10 Kevin Donnalley, NFL guard/tackle (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jun 12 Patty Armstrong, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California
  • Jun 12 Scott Aldred, American MLB pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Jun 13 Bruce Beaton, CFL corner (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 13 Fabio Baldato, Italian cyclist, born in Lonigo, Italy
  • Jun 14 Brian Wiggins, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • Jun 14 Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • Jun 14 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Tim Lester, NFL fullback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 16 Alton Montgomery, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jun 16 Matt Turk, NFL punter (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 16 Nehemiah Perry, cricketer (fine Jamaican off-spinner)
  • Jun 18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 19 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jun 20 Fred McAfee, NFL running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jun 20 Mike McCarthy, American pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 21 Alastair Campbell Mackintosh, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Jun 21 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jun 21 Henry Newby, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jun 22 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • Jun 23 Kent Steffes, beach volleyballer (Olympic gold 1996), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Jun 26 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chicago, Illinois

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport