1971 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 139 of 139


AgreementContract of Interest

Aug 26 Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Aug 31 Adrienne Beames runs female world record marathon (2:46:30)
  • Sep 1 Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6
  • Sep 1 The Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10 - 7 win v Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 2 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 5 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • Sep 5 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
  • Sep 9 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • Sep 12 91st Men's U.S. Open: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 91st Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 14 Cleveland Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • Sep 18 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)
  • Sep 19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • Sep 19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • Sep 21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • Sep 24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • Sep 26 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Oct 3 Billie Jean King became 1st female athlete to win $100,000
  • Oct 3 22nd Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 29 points
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco Giants, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
  • Oct 11 60th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Charlotte (3-2)
  • Oct 13 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
  • Oct 17 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
  • Nov 2 Orioles Pat Dobson no-hits Yomiuri Giants, 2-0
  • Nov 5 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • Nov 20 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 21 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Nov 23 Danny Murtaugh, manager of MLB world champions Pittsburgh Pirates, announces his retirement
  • Nov 24 Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • Nov 27 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 59th CFL Grey Cup: Calgary Stampeders defeats Toronto Argonauts, 14-11
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Cubs release Ernie Banks & sign him as a coach

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Dec 25 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24
  • Dec 27 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
  • Dec 30 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 997

  • Jan 29 Jamal Fountaine, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 30 Brent Moss, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 30 Chris Slade, NFL outside linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • Jan 30 Derek Allen, NFL/WLAF offensive linebacker (NY Giants, Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 30 Kevin Knox, WLAF receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 30 Kimo Von Oelhoffen, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 30 Milko Pieren, Dutch soccer player (Sparta)
  • Jan 30 Quentin Neujahr, NFL center (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 30 Takeshi Yamanaka, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jan 30 Trent Klatt, Robbinsdale, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Jan 31 Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 31 Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
  • Feb 1 Ajay Jadeja, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • Feb 1 Derek Byrd, NFL cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • Feb 1 Robert O'Neal, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 1 Tommy Salo, Surahammar SWE, NHL goalie (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)
  • Feb 1 Zlatko Zahovič, Slovenian footballer
  • Feb 2 Ken Dilger, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 2 Tony Miller, Mount Pleasant Texas, 400m runner
  • Feb 3 Eric Owens, Danville VA, outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Feb 3 Marcus Buckley, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Feb 3 Roman Cechmanek, NHL goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Feb 3 Sean Dawkins, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 4 Kevin Farkas, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 4 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player (Dordrecht '90, NAC)
  • Feb 4 Pete Pierson, NFL tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Feb 4 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 5 Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 5 Peter "Chip" Cipollone, Ardmore Pa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 6 Brad Hogg, cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996)
  • Feb 6 Carlos Rogers, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • Feb 6 Lance Bade, US double trap (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 6 Mana Endo, tennis star (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Feb 6 Peter Tchernyshev, dance skater (& Naomi Lang), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Feb 7 Andrew Currey, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Marvin Graves, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Feb 9 Gonzalo Floyd, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Feb 9 Jason Mathews, NFL tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 9 Jim Miller, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Atl Falcons, Jaguars)
  • Feb 9 Ken Felder, American baseball outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Feb 9 Pat O'Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 9 Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
  • Feb 10 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
  • Feb 10 Marty Nothstein, US sprint cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 10 Wayne Gandy, American football offensive tackle (St Louis Rams), born in Haines City, Florida
  • Feb 10 Louie Spicolli [Louis Mucciolo Jr.], American wrestler, born in San Pedro, California (d. 1998)
  • Feb 11 John Bock, NFL center (NY Jets, Miami Dolphins), born in Crystal Lake, Illinois
  • Feb 11 Linda Wild, US tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Feb 12 Lincoln Kennedy, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 12 Romeo Bandison, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in the Hague, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 Shane Tonkin, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Feb 12 Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys), born in Stockton, California
  • Feb 13 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Feb 13 Mats Sundin, NHL center (Team Sweden, Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Bromma, Sweden
  • Feb 13 Shelly Hammonds, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings), born in Barnwell, South Carolina
  • Feb 13 Todd Williams, US baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Feb 14 Derrick Witherspoon, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 14 Gheorghe Muresan, NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Feb 14 Kenny Shedd, WLAF receiver (Barcelona Dragons, Oakland Raiders)
  • Feb 14 Lonnie Johnson, NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 15 Barbara Failey-Herbert, South African golfer (1989 winner SA Champ)
  • Feb 15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 15 Ray Sefo, New Zealand kick boxer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 16 Anthony Abrams, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 16 Chi Kredell, water polo driver (Olympics 1996), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 16 Larry Jones, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 16 Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)
  • Feb 16 Mike Hubbard, MBA catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Feb 16 Van Tuinei, defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 18 George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
  • Feb 18 Reggie Holt, WLAF safety (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 18 Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player
  • Feb 19 Becky Dyroen-Lancer, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996), born in San Jose, California
  • Feb 19 Glyn Milburn, NFL running back/kick returner (Den Broncos, Det Lions)
  • Feb 19 Richard Green, Australian golfer
  • Feb 19 Wally Williams, NFL center/guard (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens)
  • Feb 19 William Henderson, NFL running back (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 20 Jari Litmanen, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Feb 20 Joost can der Westhuizen, South African rugby player, born in Pretoria (d. 2017)
  • Feb 21 Arco Jochemsen, Dutch soccer player (SVDB, Vitesse)
  • Feb 21 Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels)
  • Feb 21 Jey Phillips, WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 21 Terry Mickens, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 22 Barry Smith, 100m/200m runner
  • Feb 22 Gilbert Brown, NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 22 Jason Marshall, Cranbrook, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Feb 22 Lisa Fernandez, Lakewood California, softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Feb 22 Max Lane, NFL tackle (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 22 Mohammed Sylla, soccer player (Willem II, FC Martigues)
  • Feb 22 Rico Mack, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 23 Carin Hjalmarsson Koch, Swedish golfer (1995 Pinewild-7th), born in Kungälv, Sweden
  • Feb 23 Torsten Kienass, German hockey defenseman (Team Germany), born in Berlin, East Germany
  • Feb 23 Don Maxwell, Canadian cricketer, born in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Feb 24 Aki Rahunen, Finland, tennis star
  • Feb 24 Brian Savage, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Feb 24 Pedro de la Rosa, Spanish Formula One driver
  • Feb 25 Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 25 Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (LA Kings), born in Sussex, England
  • Feb 25 David Fox, American 50m freestyle (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Feb 25 Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)

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