1969 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 178 of 178

  • Jul 18 Joe Namath agrees to sell interest in Bachelors 3, to stay in NFL
  • Jul 20 Carol Mann wins LPGA Danbury Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 23 40th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 9-3 at RFK Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 23 All star MVP: Willie McCovey (SF Giants)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 27 15th LPGA Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jul 30 Astros Denis Menke & Jim Wynn hit grandslams in 9th inn vs Mets
  • Aug 1 36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208)
  • Aug 3 Reds beats Phillies 19-17
  • Aug 3 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Aug 6 Balt Orioles pull their 3rd triple play (5-4-3 vs KC Royals)
  • Aug 10 Don Sutton breaks his 13-game losing streak to Cubs with a 4-2 win
  • Aug 10 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Stroh's-WBLY Golf Open
  • Aug 11 Pittsburgh Steelers beat NY Giants 17-13 in Montreal (NFL expo)
  • Aug 12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • Aug 14 NY Mets fall 9½ games back, later to win pennant

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 17 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 17 Carol Mann wins LPGA Southgate Ladies' Golf Open
  • Aug 17 NY Jets beat NY Giants 37-14 in their 1st meeting (pre season)
  • Aug 19 Chicago Cub Ken Holtzman no-hits Atlanta Braves, 3-0
  • Aug 23 Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • Aug 24 Carol Mann wins LPGA Tournament of Champs Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25 Det Lions beat Boston Patriots 22-9 in Montreal (NFL expo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 29 Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

MLB First Baseman and Outfielder Joe Pepitone
MLB First Baseman and Outfielder
Joe Pepitone
  • Aug 30 69th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Steve Melnyk
  • Sep 2 NY Yankee Joe Pepitone is reinstated
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Molson's Canadian Golf Open
  • Sep 8 US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)
  • Sep 9 Smallest US Tennis Open single session-131 (men's doubles final only)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 89th Men's U.S. Open: Rod Laver beats Tony Roche (7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 83rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey (6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 10 NY Mets sweep Montreal Expos putting them in 1st place for 1st time
  • Sep 13 Baltimore Orioles, win earliest AL Eastern division title
  • Sep 13 Bobby Bonds is baseballs 4th 30-HR, 30-steal player

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • Sep 20 18th Ryder Cup: Draw, 16-16 at Royal Birkdale, England
  • Sep 20 Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0
  • Sep 21 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Sep 21 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • Sep 21 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 22 SF Giant Willie Mays, becomes second player to hit 600 home runs

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 24 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • Sep 28 Joe Kapp (Minnesota Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
  • Sep 29 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • Sep 29 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • Oct 4 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • Oct 5 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 5 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal

  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • Oct 15 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oct 15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • Oct 16 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
  • Oct 16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Oct 16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 19 Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 19 20th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 26 points
  • Oct 24 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • Oct 26 Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 2 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA River Plantation Women's Golf Open
  • Nov 2 NFL record of 12 passing touchdowns, New Orleans Billy Kilmer & St L Charlie Johnson pass for 6 touchdowns each
  • Nov 16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • Nov 20 Gundappa Viswanath scores 137 on Test Cricket debut v Australia Kanpur

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Brazilian soccer icon Pele scores his 1,000th goal

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Nov 20 SF Giant Willie McCovey edges Tom Seaver as NL MVP
  • Nov 25 KC outfielder Lou Piniella is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • Nov 29 34th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 49-26 in Birmingham
  • Nov 30 57th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 29-11
  • Dec 12 Decathlon Bill Toomey achieves world record-score of 8417 points
  • Dec 13 MLB manager Billy Martin fired by the Minnesota Twins
  • Dec 21 Vince Lombardi (Redskins) coaches his last football game
  • Dec 22 Pete Marovich sets NCAA record of hitting 30 of 31 foul shots
  • Dec 29 NY Times reports Curt Flood will sue baseball & challenge the reserve clause

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 838

  • Feb 6 James Jones, NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 6 Kurt Abbott, American baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 6 Rajindra Dhanraj, Trinidad cricket leg-spinner (WI 1994-95)
  • Feb 6 Tim Sherwood, English footballer and manager, born in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
  • Feb 7 Bucky Richardson, US football quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 7 Fiona Robinson-Hannan, Australian basketball player (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 8 Herb Hohenberger, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)
  • Feb 9 Jeff Pahukoa, NFL guard/tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 9 Jimmy Smith, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 9 Peta Edebone, Australian softball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 9 Thomas Brandl, Bad Tolz GER, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Feb 9 Todd Lyght, US football quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 10 Jayhawk Owens, catcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 10 Tim Clark, American baseball outfielder (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 11 Bryan Eversgerd, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 11 Joe Valerio, NFL outside corner/tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 11 Kevin King, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Feb 11 Mark Atkinson, cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman)
  • Feb 12 Colin Keely, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 12 Hong Myung-Bo, Korean footballer
  • Feb 14 Harry Colon, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars, Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 14 Jeff Graham, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears, NY Jets)
  • Feb 14 Roy Barker, NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings, SF 49ers)
  • Feb 15 Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)
  • Feb 15 Edgar Bennett, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 16 Claude Lambert, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 16 Fermin Cacho, 1500m (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96), born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Feb 16 Tim Costo, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 17 David Klingler, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders, Cin Bengals)
  • Feb 17 Joel Steed, NFL nose tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Levon Kirkland, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 18 Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
  • Feb 18 Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)
  • Feb 20 Tommy Vardell, El Cajon, California, American NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 21 Dean Noel, CFL full back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Feb 21 Petra Kronberger, Austrian alpine skiier (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Feb 22 Kahryn Tough, volleyball (Olympics 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Feb 22 Leslie Spalding, golfer (Montana Women's Amat-90, 91), born in Billings, Montana
  • Feb 22 Mark Chmura, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 22 Shawn Jefferson, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots)
  • Feb 22 Brian Laudrup, Danish footballer
  • Feb 23 Ed McDaniel, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 23 Michael Campbell, New Zealand golfer, born in Hawera
  • Feb 23 Marc Wauters, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 25 Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Feb 25 Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 25 Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 26 Brandon Wilson, American baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • Feb 27 Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower (Olympics-11-92, 96)
  • Feb 27 Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • Feb 27 Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Feb 27 Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Feb 28 Shawn McEachern, Waltham MA, NHL forward (Boston Bruins, Senators)
  • Feb 28 Butch Leitzinger, American race car driver
  • Feb 28 Tor Øivind Ødegaard, Norwegian track runner
  • Mar 1 Azam Khan, cricketer (Pakistan ODI batsman 1996)
  • Mar 1 Doug Creek, Winchester VA, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • Mar 1 Vincenzo Esposito, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Mar 3 Ronald Humphrey, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 4 Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • Mar 4 Karrie Poppinga, Manhattan Beach Ca, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
  • Mar 4 Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 4 Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italian football manager
  • Mar 5 Moussa Saïb, former Algerian footballer
  • Mar 6 Deems May, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 7 Anne Marie Lauck, marathoner (Olympics 10th 1996), born in Rochester, New York
  • Mar 7 Anthony Davis, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 7 Brian Jamieson, rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Livingston, New Jersey
  • Mar 7 Geoff Smith, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 7 Matt Blundin, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions)
  • Mar 7 Sam Gash, NFL running back (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 9 Bryce Burnett, NFL/WLAF tight end (Broncos, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Mar 9 George Nimako, CFL safety (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 9 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 10 Jay Hillmann, WLAF running back (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 10 Stephen Leaney, Australia, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Infinit TPC-7th)
  • Mar 11 Dan Lacroix, NHL left wing (NY Rangers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 11 John Fina, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 12 J P Izquierdo, CFL slot back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 12 Karen Snelgrove, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • Mar 12 Muhammad Oliver, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Chris Zorich, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 13 Kevin Kaminski, Churchbridge, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Mar 14 Greg Biekert, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 14 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
  • Mar 14 Ty[rel] Bennion, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 15 Louis Riddick, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 15 Gianluca Festa, Italian footballer
  • Mar 15 Yutaka Take, Japanese jockey
  • Mar 16 Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)
  • Mar 16 Pat Harlow, NFL tackle (NE Patriots, Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 16 Steve Israel, NFL cornerback (SF 49ers, New England Patriots)
  • Mar 17 Andrew McMarlin, Vienna VA, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 17 Domenic "Filane" Figliomeni, Terrace Bay Ontario, boxer (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 17 Gilbert Schaller, Bruck Austria, tennis star
  • Mar 18 Michael Dumas, NFL free safety (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 18 Shaun Udal, cricketer (Hants off-spinner, England to Aust 1994-95)
  • Mar 18 Sheila Taormina, 4X200m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 19 Arjan Vermeulen, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 19 Scott Alexander Brownlee, New Zealand coxless rower (Olympics 1996), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport