1972 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 202

  • Jun 26 Bob Massie takes 16 wickets (8-84 & 8-53) on Test cricket debut v Eng
  • Jun 30 Cincinnati Reds are 11 games back in NL, & go on to win pennant
  • Jul 2 27th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 2 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 79th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Billie Jean King beats Goolagong (63 63)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 86th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Ilie Năstase (4-6 6-3 6-3 4-6 7-5)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jul 9 Kathy Ahern wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • Jul 13 LA Rams (Irsay) & Baltimore Colts (Rosenbloom) swap owners
  • Jul 14 Plate ump & catcher in a game are brothers. Bill Haller is umpire & Tom Haller is Tigers catcher, KC Royals win 1-0
  • Jul 15 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
  • Jul 15 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
  • Jul 21 Los Angeles Dodgers release & end career of knuckleball pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm
  • Jul 22 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 25 43rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-3 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stad
  • Jul 25 All star MVP: Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 28 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
  • Jul 30 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA Lady Pepsi Golf Open
  • Aug 1 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
  • Aug 5 Detroit shortstop Ed Brinkman errors ends record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a miscue
  • Aug 6 Garry Player wins PGA golf tournament

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 6 Hank Aaron hits 660th & 661st HRs for Braves (record for 1 team)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Aug 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Knoxville Ladies Golf Classic
  • Aug 12 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • Aug 13 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 54th PGA Championship: Gary Player shoots a 281 at Oakland Hills Mich

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Aug 17 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
  • Aug 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • Aug 22 Rhodesia is expelled by the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Chicago's Dick Allen is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, & Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park's center field bleachers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 24 Gordie Howe & Jean Beliveau inducted in Hockey Hall of Fame

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Aug 26 20th Olympic games open at Munich German FR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Aug 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 29 SF Giant Jim Barr retires 1st 20 batters he faces added to last 21 he retired 6 days earlier for record 41 in a row
  • Aug 31 Lasse Viren runs Olympic/world record 10,000m (27:38.4)
  • Aug 31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics
  • Sep 2 Chicago White Sox Milt Pappas no-hits SD Padres, 1-0
  • Sep 4 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • Sep 5 11 Israeli athletes taken hostage and later killed by Palestinian Black September group at the Munich Olympics
  • Sep 6 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre
  • Sep 9 92nd Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Kerry Melville Reid (6-3, 7-5)
  • Sep 10 20th Olympic games close at Munich, German FR
  • Sep 10 Emerson Fittipaldi is youngest to win an auto race World Championship
  • Sep 10 Frank Shorter wins 17th Olympic marathon (2:12:19.8)
  • Sep 10 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 10 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
  • Sep 10 92nd Men's U.S. Open: Ilie Năstase beats Arthur Ashe (3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Sep 12 Lord Michael Killanin succeeds Avery Brundage as head of Olympics
  • Sep 17 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Quality First Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 1st black NL umpire (Art Williams-Los Angeles vs San Diego)

  • Sep 25 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Sep 27 1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)
  • Sep 28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Roberto Clemente is 11th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Oct 1 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • Oct 1 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52
  • Oct 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 2 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
  • Oct 3 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • Oct 3 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Oct 7 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
  • Oct 8 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 8 In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
  • Oct 8 23rd Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by 16 points
  • Oct 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Oct 11 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • Oct 14 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • Oct 15 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • Oct 15 Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
  • Oct 17 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Oct 22 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • Oct 29 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
  • Oct 29 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 2 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins unanimous NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 4 Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders
  • Nov 5 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Nov 11 6th Rugby League World Cup: Australia and Great Britain tie 10-10; Great Britain awarded the cup
  • Nov 12 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 15 White Sox Dick Allen wins AL MVP
  • Nov 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
  • Nov 22 Flyers beat New York Islanders and start them on 15 game winless streak
  • Nov 22 Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
  • Nov 28 LA Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels
  • Dec 2 60th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Saskatchewan, 13-10
  • Dec 2 37th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-16 in Birmingham
  • Dec 5 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • Dec 16 Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)
  • Dec 18 US launches Operation Linebacker II, its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam, as negotiations to end the Vietnam War collapse
  • Dec 23 New York Islanders end 15 games winless streak
  • Dec 23 "Immaculate Reception" Steelers turns around a 7-6 defeat with a last second touchdown reception against Raiders to win 13-7
  • Dec 23 2nd Fiesta Bowl: #15 Arizona State beats Missouri, 49-35
  • Dec 25 England beat India by six wickets in the 1st Cricket Test in Delhi
  • Dec 27 LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak
  • Dec 29 Test Cricket debut of Jeff Thomson & Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • Dec 31 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 941

  • Feb 8 Marcus Pollard, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 9 Norbert Rosza, Hungarian swimmer (100m freestyle record)
  • Feb 9 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • Feb 10 Michael Kasprowicz, cricketer (Australian Test fast bowler v WI 1996)
  • Feb 10 Nancy Christian, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1995), born in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Feb 10 Sara Simmons, Belmont Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 10 Torey Hunter, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 11 Dennis Iliohan, Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag)
  • Feb 11 Steve Mcmanaman, English footballer
  • Feb 11 Kelly Slater, American surfer
  • Feb 12 Dulip Samaraweera, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test opening batsman 1993-)
  • Feb 13 Charlie Garner, NFL running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Feb 13 Juha Ylonen, Helsinki FIN, NHL forward (Olympic bronze 1998, Phoenix)
  • Feb 14 Bruno Heppell, CFL full back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Feb 14 Drew Bledsoe, NFL quarterback (NE Patriots)
  • Feb 14 Raymond Beerens, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen)
  • Feb 15 Jaromir Jagr, Kladno Cze, NHL right wing (Penguins, Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • Feb 15 Lance Scott, NFL offensive linesman (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 16 Jerome Bettis, running back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Ft Wayne Indiana
  • Feb 17 Richard MacQuire, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Feb 17 Stephen Robinson, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Feb 17 Tony Lawson, NSA Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 17 Vladimir Vujtek, NHL forward (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998, Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 17 William Floyd, full back (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Feb 18 Lubomir Rybovic, Kosice CZE, hockey forward (Team Slovakia)
  • Feb 18 Marc Lillibridge, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 21 Karl DeWolf, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 22 Michael Chang, American tennis star (1989 French Open), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Feb 23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 23 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 23 Steve Papin, WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores)
  • Feb 24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 24 Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 25 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 25 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Feb 25 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 26 Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Feb 26 Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Feb 29 Chris Devine, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 29 Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 29 Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 29 Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Mar 1 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Mar 1 Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 3 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Chris Borg, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Lexington, South Carolina
  • Mar 4 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 4 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Mar 4 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • Mar 5 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 5 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 5 Hernan Gumy, tennis star, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 5 Mikael Tillstrom, Swedish tennis star
  • Mar 5 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 6 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Olympic gold 1996), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Mar 7 Andrew Finch, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 7 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 8 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Olympic 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 8 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 8 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 8 Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 10 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 10 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • Mar 11 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Mar 11 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • Mar 13 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Mar 13 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 13 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Trent Dilfer, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Mar 14 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 14 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 14 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 15 David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 15 Filip Dewulf, Belgian tennis star
  • Mar 15 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 17 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 21 (Olympic silver 1998)
  • Mar 21 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 21 Chris Ball, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • Mar 21 Frank West, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mar 21 John Leach, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 22 Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure-skater (Olympic silver 94, 98), born in Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Mar 22 John Farquhar, tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 22 Mikhail Sloutsky, WLAF LB (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 22 Shawn Bradley, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, NJ Nets, Space Jams)

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