1972 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 246 of 246

  • 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 NYC Men's Marathon is won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins Women's race in 3:08:41
  • 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 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
  • 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 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 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 and Max Walker v Pakistan at MCG
  • Dec 31 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 21-7
  • Dec 31 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • Dec 31 39th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #5 Penn State, 14-0

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 936

  • Mar 23 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • Mar 24 Steve Karsay, American baseball player
  • Mar 25 Demet Edwards, WLAF defensive tackle (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Mar 25 Howard Battle, Biloxi MS, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Mar 25 Lawrence Moten, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 26 Naoko Kijimuta, Japanese tennis star (1996 Jakarta), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Mar 26 Steve Anderson, CFL defensive linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 27 Kirby Dar Dar, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Morgan City, Louisiana
  • Mar 27 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Mar 28 Derek West, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mar 28 Jonathan Edwards, doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 28 Keith Tkachuk, Melrose MA, NHL left wing (Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix, USA)
  • Mar 28 Michael Smith, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 28 Mike Morton, linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Mar 28 Shannon Mitchell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 29 Alex Ochoa, American football outfielder (NY Mets), born in Miami, Florida
  • Mar 29 John Rothell, Titusville Florida, 400m hurdler
  • Mar 29 Paul Michael Kent, New Zealand athlete, breastroker (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland
  • Mar 29 Trevor Kidd, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Dugald, Manitoba
  • Mar 29 Rui Costa, Portuguese footballer, born in Amadora, Portugal
  • Mar 30 Brenden Stai, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 30 Matt Joyce, NFL/WLAF guard/tackle (Cardinals, Seahawks, Claymores)
  • Mar 31 John Godina, Fort Sill Oklahoma, shot putter/discus thrower (Olympic silver 1996)
  • Mar 31 Kelly O'Leary, Halifax Nova Scotia, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 31 Hristos Polihroniou, Greek hammer thrower
  • Apr 1 Kenny Gales, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Chicago Bears, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Apr 1 Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback and coach, born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 2 Graham Hood, Canadian 1.5k runner (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Apr 3 Sandrine Testud, French tennis star (1993 Strasbourg), born in Lyon, France
  • Apr 4 Chad Eaton, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Apr 4 Jim Werland, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 4 Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Apr 5 Shigemasa Ito, WLAF offensive linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Apr 5 Tom Coronel, Dutch racing driver
  • Apr 5 Paul Okon, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 6 Dickey Simpkins, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Chicago Bulls)
  • Apr 6 Donald Blair, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Apr 6 Hurvin McCormack, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 7 Greg Clark, tight end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Apr 7 Joanne Brown, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Olym-bronze-96)
  • Apr 7 Lovett Purnell, wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • Apr 7 Malcolm Huckaby, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Apr 7 Shana Williams, Bridgeton NJ, long jumper/heptathlete
  • Apr 8 Damon Watts, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Apr 8 Isaac Davis, NFL guard (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 8 Katrina Powell, Australian field hockey striker (Olympics 1996), born in Canberra Australia
  • Apr 9 Brian DeMarco, NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 9 Craig Jones, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 9 Jeffrey van As, soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 9 Karen Clark, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 10 Maurice Harrell, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 10 Richard Wearne, Australian rower (Olympics 1996) and photographer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 10 Sue Merz, American ice hockey defenseman (Olympics 1998), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 11 Avo Avetisyan, WLAF defensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 11 Dietrich Jells, American wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 11 Kunihiko Sakurai, Japanese hockey forward (Team Japan 1998), born in Hokkaido, Japan
  • Apr 11 Nicole Levesque, American baseball guard (Charlotte Sting), born in Shaftsbury, Vermont
  • Apr 12 Paul Lo Duca, American baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 13 Dave Wohlabaugh, NFL center/guard (NE Patriots)
  • Apr 13 Mariusz Czerkawski, Radomsko Pol, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Apr 13 Mike Kennedy, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 14 Jason Mallett, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Apr 14 Zev Lumelski, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 14 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer
  • Apr 14 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Melvin Johnson, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Apr 15 Ricky Otero, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Apr 15 Ronald Cherry, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Apr 15 Vickie Johnson, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Apr 16 Conchita Martinez, Monzon Spain, tennis star (1996 final Indian Wells)
  • Apr 16 Jim Ballard, NFL/WLAF quarterback (Scottish Claymores, Buffalo Bills)
  • Apr 16 Mario Bradley, WLAF cornerback (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 17 Benjamin Dodwell, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 17 Gordon Laro, NFL tight end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 17 Keith Lyle, safety (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 17 Muttiah Muralitharan, cricketer (leading Sri Lankan Test off-spinner)
  • Apr 17 Tony Boselli, NFL offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 17 Jarkko Wiss, Finnish Footballer
  • Apr 17 Gary Bennett, American baseball player
  • Apr 18 Jeff Traversy, CFL defensive tackle (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Apr 19 Eric Jack, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 19 Jeff Wilkins, NFL kicker (SF 49ers, St Louis Rams), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Apr 19 Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 20 Lê Huỳnh Đức, Vietnamese footballer, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Apr 21 David Williams, Bedford PA, outfielder (SF Giants)
  • Apr 21 Tia Jackson, WNBA forward (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Apr 21 Gwendal Peizerat, French ice dancer
  • Apr 22 Sabine Appelmans, Aalst Belg, tennis star (Strasbourg doubles final)
  • Apr 22 Owen Finegan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • Apr 23 Rachel Hetherington, Port Macquarie NSW, golfer (1993 NSW Champ)
  • Apr 24 Chipper Jones, American MLB infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in DeLand, Florida
  • Apr 24 Jamie Brown, American football tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 24 Nicolas Gill, 86kg judoka (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Apr 24 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • Apr 24 Jure Košir, Slovenian alpine skier, born in Jesenice, Yugoslavia
  • Apr 25 Percell Gaskins, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Apr 26 Francisco Cordova, Veracruz Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Apr 26 Marco Rivera, NFL/WLAF guard (Scot Claymores, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Apr 26 Natrone Means, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 26 Avi Nimni, Israeli Footballer

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport