On This Day

1971 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 132 of 132

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner 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 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Smith wins first career Grand Slam event; beats Czech star Jan Kodeš 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6
  • Sep 14 Cleveland Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • Sep 18 Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum
  • 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 San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • Oct 3 American tennis star Billie Jean King becomes first female athlete to win $100,000 in prize money in a single year; wins the $4,000 Virginia Slams Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 3 Scotsman Jackie Stewart finishes 5th in the season ending US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to claim his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 29 points from Swede Ronnie Peterson
  • 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 Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 68th World Series
  • Nov 2 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Pat Dobson no-hits the Yomiuri Giants, 2 - 0; first no-hitter in history of exhibition play between American and Japanese teams

  • 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 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Calgary Stampeders beat Toronto Argonauts, 14-11 on a slick, rain-covered field
  • Nov 29 1st pro golf championship at Walt Disney World

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Dec 1 Chicago Cubs release longtime star and future Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, ending his 19-year MLB career; announce Banks will serve as a coach on manager Leo Durocher's staff; Banks finishes with 512 home runs and 1,636 RBI

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 12 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase finishes ATP Masters Grand Prix with a perfect 6-0 record to win the rich season ending event at the Coubertin Stadium, Paris

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Dec 25 Longest NFL game (82m40s) as Dolphins beat Chiefs 27-24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Muhammad Ali finishes off German Jürgen Blin with a thundering right cross for a 7th-round knockout in a non-title heavyweight boxing contest in Zurich, Switzerland

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Dec 27 1st Fiesta Bowl: #8 Arizona State beats Florida State, 45-38
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins award for best European football player ahead of Inter forward Sandro Mazzola and Manchester United winger George Best; first Dutch national and Ajax player to win award
  • Dec 30 Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 880

  • Feb 4 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 5 Dianne Norman, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics 1996), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
  • Feb 6 Brad Hogg, Australian cricketer (WA chinaman all-rounder, Australia v India 1996), born in Narrogin, Australia
  • Feb 6 Carlos Rogers, American NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 6 Lance Bade, American target shooter (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • Feb 6 Mana Endo, Japanese tennis player (1996 3rd round Aust Open), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Feb 6 Peter Tchernyshev, Russian dance skater (with 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, American 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, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Feb 14 Derrick Witherspoon, US NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Feb 14 Gheorghe Muresan, US NBA center (Washington Bullets/Wizards), born in Tritenii de Jos, Romania
  • Feb 14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • Feb 14 Lonnie Johnson, US NFL tight end (Buffalo Bills), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 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 18 George Teague, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers)
  • 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 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), born in Barneveld, the Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Jeff Schmidt, American baseball pitcher (California Angels), born in Northfield, Minnesota
  • Feb 21 Terry Mickens, American NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Feb 22 Gilbert Brown, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Farmington, Michigan
  • Feb 22 Jason Marshall, Canadian NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Cranbrook, Canada
  • Feb 22 Lisa Fernandez, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Lakewood, California
  • Feb 22 Max Lane, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Norborne, Missouri
  • Feb 22 Mohammed Sylla, Guinean football player (Willem II, FC Martigues), born in Conakry, Guinea (d. 2010)
  • Feb 22 Rico Mack, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Statham, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Carin Koch, Swedish golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), 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 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israeli high jumper (Olympic 7th-1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 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, British golfer (ANA Inspiration 1998 runner-up), born in Skegness, England
  • Feb 25 Nova Peris, field hockey left halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
  • Feb 26 Rick Lyle, American football defensive end (NY Jets), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • Feb 27 Ivan Robinson, American boxer (Olympic-92), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 27 Jaroslav Modry, Czech NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators), born in České Budějovice, Czechia
  • Feb 27 Rich Tylski, American football player (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 1 Allen Johnson, long jumper/110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 1 Andre Karnebeek, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Mar 1 Austin Robbins, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 1 Shepherd Clark, figure skater (1994, 97 Eastern Sr champ), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mar 1 Tim Prinsen, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mar 1 Tyler Hamilton, Marblehead Mass, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 1 Zahoor Elahi, cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman v NZ 1996)
  • Mar 2 James Hammerstrand, LaMesa California, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 2 Ray Hall, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Mar 2 Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 3 Terryl Ulmer, CFL defensive back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 4 Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Mar 4 Jovan Stanković, Serbian footballer
  • Mar 5 Brian Hunter, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 5 Chad Fonville, infielder (LA Dodgers), born in Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • Mar 5 Jose Mercedes, El Seybo Dom Rep, pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Mar 5 Filip Meirhaeghe, Belgian mountainbiker
  • Mar 6 Darrick Martin, NBA guard (LA Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Mar 6 Roger Salkeld, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Burbank, California
  • Mar 7 Alison Herst, kayaker (Olympics-5-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 8 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Mar 8 Marc Tobert, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 8 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • Mar 9 Bev Oden, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Millington, Tennessee
  • Mar 9 Lou Benfatti, American football player, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets), born in Green Pond, New Jersey
  • Mar 9 Sean Holcomb, NFL linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • Mar 10 Morris Unutoa, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)

Weddings in Sport

Deaths in Sport