1970 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 168 of 168

  • Jul 15 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 18 Willie Mays becomes 10th baseball player to get 3,000 hits

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 19 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Springfield Jaycee Golf Open
  • Jul 19 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • Jul 20 Dodgers Bill Singer no-hits the Phillies 5-0, giving up no walks
  • Jul 21 Clay Kirby has a no-hitter going for 8 inn, but is lifted for a pinch hitter, Reliever Jack Baldschun gives up 3 hits & Padres lose, 3-0
  • Jul 24 International Law Tennis Association institutes 9 point tie break rule

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Jul 27 Expos beat White Sox 10-6 in the annual Hall of Fame game
  • 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 2 Baltimore defeats KC 10-8, Orioles 23rd straight win over the Royals
  • Aug 3 4 day NFL strike ends
  • Aug 8 NY Yankees honor Casey Stengel, retiring his number 37 (BTG was there)
  • Aug 9 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • 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 52nd PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots 279 at Southern Hills OK

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 16 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Cincinnati Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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 1st tennis tie break at a Grand Slam (US Open) (9 pt sudden death)
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • Sep 13 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Wendell-West Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Men's U.S. Open: Ken Rosewall beats 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 90th Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Rosemary Casals (6-2, 2-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 26 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • 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 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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
  • Nov 18 Johnny Bench wins NL MVP
  • 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, Waukegan IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 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