1970 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 157 of 157

  • Jul 27 L Boudreau, Earle Combs, Ford Frick, and Jesse Haines enter Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jul 31 37th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Kansas City 24, All Stars 3 (69,940)
  • Aug 1 Future Hall of Fame outfielder Willie Stargell smacks 3 doubles and 2 homers in a 20-10 Pirates win v Braves
  • Aug 3 The second ever NFL work stoppage ends with NFL and Players' Association agreeing to a 4-year, $19.1 million deal
  • Aug 7 First all-computer chess championship is conducted in New York and won by CHESS 3.0 (CDC 6400), a program written by Slate, Atkin & Gorlen at Northwestern University
  • Aug 8 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • Aug 12 Curt Flood loses his $41 million antitrust suit against baseball
  • Aug 15 Patricia Palinkas becomes 1st woman pro football player (Orlando)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Dave Stockton wins 1st of 2 PGA C'ships by 2 shots from Bob Murphy and Arnold Palmer

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
Golfer Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
  • Aug 23 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Roberto Clemente compiles his record 2nd straight 5-hit game

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Aug 28 Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
  • Aug 31 59th Davis Cup: USA beats Germany in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Sep 2 US Open first Grand Slam tournament tiebreak is used to decide a set at 6-6; first player to reach 5 points with sudden death at 4-4
  • Sep 3 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia successfully defends title; beats Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • Sep 28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • Oct 1 Phillies beat Montreal Expos, 2-1 in final game played at Connie Mack Stadium, Philadelphia; fans swarm onto field and destroy it after the game
  • Oct 2 Billy Martin named manager of the Detriot Tigers
  • Oct 3 Baseball umpires call their 1st strike
  • Oct 4 KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Oct 5 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • Oct 15 Baltimore Orioles beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1 in 67th World Series
  • Oct 25 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
  • Oct 25 21st Formula One WDC: Jochen Rindt wins by five points (the only season in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously)
  • Oct 28 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
  • Nov 2 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • Nov 8 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks NFL record 63 yard field goal
  • Nov 8 5th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 12-7
  • Nov 12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Paul Brown, as head coach of the expansion Cincinnati Bengals, defeats his former team the Cleveland Browns, a moment he calls his "greatest victory"

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 18 Joe Frazier KOs Bob Foster in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Nov 21 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
  • Nov 22 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Isaac wins
  • Nov 24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • Nov 25 Yankees catcher Thurman Munson wins AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 Test Cricket debut of Rodney "Iron Gloves" Marsh v England, Brisbane
  • Nov 28 58th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeat Calgary Stampeders, 23-10
  • Nov 28 35th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 33-28 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 Colin Cowdrey becomes Test Cricket's leading run scorer (7,250)
  • Dec 1 NHL takes control of Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Dec 5 LA Rams Willie Ellison sets NFL record of 247 yards rushing
  • Dec 5 Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy & Bill Masterson Trophy stolen from NHL hall of fame
  • Dec 6 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • Dec 10 North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises
  • Dec 11 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Stephen Chappell
  • Dec 31 Would have been start of Aust/Eng Test Cricket at MCG, washed out

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 971

  • Feb 2 Roar Strand, Norwegian footballer
  • Feb 3 Alonza Barnett, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 3 Eric Curry, NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 3 Jason Muzzatti, NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 3 Keith Carney, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team US), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Feb 3 Oscar Cordoba, Colombian footballer
  • Feb 4 John Frascatore, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Feb 4 Todd Peterson, NFL kicker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Feb 5 Darren Lehmann, cricketer (SA & Vic LHB Australian ODI 1996)
  • Feb 5 Forey Duckett, NFL/WLAF cornerback/safety (Saints, Scot Claymores)
  • Feb 6 Jeff Rouse, American 50m/100m backstroke swimmer (Olymp-gold/silver-92, 96)
  • Feb 6 Mark Hutton, Adelaide Australia, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Feb 6 Per Frandsen, Danish footballer
  • Feb 7 Chris Gardocki, NFL punter (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 7 Denis Chasse, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 7 Stanley Roberts, NBA center (LA Clippers, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Feb 8 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Feb 8 Cameron Cuffy, cricketer (St Vincent & WI fast bowler 1994-)
  • Feb 8 John Filan, Australian footballer

Person of interestGlenn McGrath

Feb 9 Glenn McGrath, Australian cricketer (1993-2007), born in Dubbo, New South Wales

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath
  • Feb 9 Grant Moorhead, New Zealand golfer, born in New Plymouth
  • Feb 10 Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American baseball catcher (NY Mets), born in San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
  • Feb 10 Bobby Jones, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 10 Brendan Eppert, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 10 Nobushige Kumakubo, Japanese racing driver, born in Fukushima, Japan
  • Feb 10 Noureddine Naybet, Moroccan footballer, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • Feb 11 Alistair Brown, English cricketer (Surrey & England ODI opening batsman 1996), born in Beckenham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 11 Jason Allyn Scott, US rower (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 12 Bryan Roy, Dutch football manager and player (Ajax), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Dell Demps, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Long Beach, Canada
  • Feb 12 Lamar Thomas, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs, Miami Dolphins), born in Ocala, Florida
  • Feb 13 Kevin Stocker, US baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Spokane, Washington
  • Feb 13 Ruben Brown, NFL guard (Buffalo Bills), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Feb 13 Vernon Patao, 141 lbs (64 kg) US weightlifter (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Feb 14 David Podlich, Brisbane QLD, Australian golfer
  • Feb 14 Elaine Youngs, Orange California, volleyball outside hitter (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 14 Guillaume Raoux, French tennis star
  • Feb 14 Kelly Stinnett, American baseball catcher (NY Mets)
  • Feb 14 Richard Smehlik, Ostrava CZE, NHL defenseman (Team Czech Rep, Buffalo)
  • Feb 14 Sean Hill, Duluth, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators)
  • Feb 14 Giuseppe Guerini, Italian cyclist
  • Feb 15 Nathaniel Mills, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Feb 15 Tyrone Legette, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Feb 16 Angelo Peruzzi, Italian footballer
  • Feb 17 Tommy Moe, nordic skiier (Olympic-gold/silver-1994), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Feb 18 Tyler Green, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Feb 19 Garland Hawkins, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 19 Ruwan Kalpage, cricket off-spinner (Sri Lankan)
  • Feb 20 Bryan Robinson, defensive end (St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 20 Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos, St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 20 Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Feb 21 Javier De La Hoya, Mexican-American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 21 Marc Woodard, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 21 Michael Slater, cricketer (devastating Aust opening bat since 1993)
  • Feb 21 Patrick Pilloni, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Feb 21 Will Moore, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 22 Adam Keefe, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 22 Dominic Roussel, Hull, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Feb 22 Leo Stefan, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Feb 24 Jeff Garcia, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 24 Wilson Alvarez, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Chicago White Sox)
  • Feb 25 Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Feb 25 Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
  • Feb 25 Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Feb 25 Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
  • Feb 25 Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Feb 25 Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • Feb 26 Ben Maruquin, Ventura California, field hockey sweeper (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 26 Radka Zrubakova, Czech, tennis star
  • Feb 26 Sasha Danilovic, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Feb 27 David White, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 27 Kent Desormeaux, American jockey
  • Feb 28 Jan Varholik, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Feb 28 Mika Stromberg, Helsinki FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • Feb 28 Noureddine Morceli, Algeria, 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 1 Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 1 Ray Crittenden, wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 1 Stuart Thompson, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 2 Kevin Miniefield, NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears)
  • Mar 3 Donovan Bergstrom, US 3K steeplechase runner
  • Mar 3 Inzamam-ul-Haq, cricketer (dashing Pakistani batsman)
  • Mar 3 Kristine Radford, Australian tennis star (1996 ITF/Lyneham), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Mar 3 Rick Mirer, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 3 Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 4 Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Mar 4 Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 4 Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
  • Mar 6 Robbie Tobeck, NFL guard/center (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Scott Stahoviak, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Mar 7 Kathy Gedney, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-25th-1994), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 8 Harry Decheiver, soccer player (RKC)
  • Mar 8 Jason Elam, NFL kicker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 8 Rhett Harty, Pasedena CA, US soccer player (Olympic-92)
  • Mar 8 Vadim Bekboulatov, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Mar 10 Antonio Edwards, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 11 Brett Liddle, Boksburg South Africa, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Newcastle)
  • Mar 12 Michael Bankston, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 12 Rex Walters, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat)
  • Mar 12 Rod Smith, NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Mar 12 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)

Deaths in Sport