1973 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 220

  • Jan 1 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 1 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
  • Jan 1 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • Jan 1 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6
  • Jan 7 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • Jan 7 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 11 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • Jan 14 Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • Jan 18 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
  • Jan 18 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak
  • Jan 21 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 23 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • Jan 24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • Jan 28 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • Jan 30 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
  • Jan 30 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
  • Feb 1 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 2 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
  • Feb 4 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
  • Feb 7 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 10 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Feb 11 Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row
  • Feb 15 Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak
  • Feb 17 Rodney Redmond scores 107 on debut v Pakistan, his only Test Cricket
  • Feb 18 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Pompano Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 18 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (157.205 MPH)
  • Feb 20 10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins
  • Feb 21 Chicago Black Hawks, record 262nd NHL game without being shut-out
  • Feb 27 White Sox slugger Dick Allen signs 3 year $750,000 contract
  • Mar 1 Robyn Smith becomes 1st female jockey to win a major race in the US - Aqueduct's Paumonok Handicap
  • Mar 5 Yankee pitchers Peterson & Kekich announce they swapped wives
  • Mar 10 20th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Maryland, 76-74
  • Mar 11 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA S&H Green Stamp Golf Classic
  • Mar 18 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 20 Roberto Clemente elected to Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 21 Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Frank Mahovlich
NHL Legend
Frank Mahovlich
  • Mar 24 San Francisco 49er pres Lou Spadia proposes NFL expand to 30 teams
  • Mar 25 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52, Immaculata 1st undefeated team in New York
  • Mar 25 Carol Mann wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • Mar 26 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76
  • Mar 26 UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title
  • Mar 27 Dennis Amiss out for 99 v Pakistan, 3rd 99 in Test Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Dave Cowens wins NBA MVP

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • Mar 31 Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Ken Norton defeats Muhammad Ali in a 12 round split decision

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 31 127th Grand National: Brian Fletcher aboard Red Rum wins
  • Apr 1 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Classic
  • Apr 5 NFL adopts jersey numbering system (ie QBs, 1-19)

  • Apr 6 Roberto Clemente Day, Pirates retire his #
  • Apr 7 Doug Walters' best Test Cricket bowling, 5-66 v WI Georgetown
  • Apr 9 37th Masters Golf Tournament: Tommy Aaron wins, shooting a 283

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 2nd Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 17 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • Apr 27 KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
  • Apr 29 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 Women's tennis groups end disputes over sanctioning tournaments
  • May 1 San Francisco Giants score 7 runs with 2 outs in 9th to beat Pirates, 8-7
  • May 4 Longest baseball game in Veterans' Stadium, Phillies beat Braves 5-4 in 20 innings
  • May 5 99th Kentucky Derby: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:59.4
  • May 6 Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs managerr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 9 For 2nd time, Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • May 10 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • May 10 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 12 6th ABA championship: Indiana Pacers beat Ky Colonels, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Bobby Riggs beats Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in California

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
Tennis Legend Margaret Smith Court
Tennis Legend
Margaret Smith Court
  • May 13 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • May 16 AC Milan of Italy win 13th European Cup Winner's Cup against Leeds of England 1-0 in Saloniki
  • May 17 Angels outfielder Bobby Valentine breaks his leg trying to scale wall to prevent a Dick Green home run during a 5-4 loss to the A's
  • May 19 98th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 20 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • May 28 Chicago White Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 6-3, in 21 innings (game started 5/26)
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Gordon Johncock wins in 2:05:25.320 (255.944 km/h)
  • May 30 17th European Cup: Ajax beats Juventus 1-0 at Belgrade
  • May 31 Glenn Turner scores his 1,000th run of English cricket season
  • Jun 3 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Sealy-Faberge Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Men's French Open: Ilie Năstase beats Nikola Pilic (6-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 72nd Women's French Open: Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 7 Rangers draft Texas high school pitcher David Clyde #1
  • Jun 9 105th Belmont: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 2:24, becoming the 1st Triple Crown winner in 25 years

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 10 19th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Jun 12 Close finish at Trent Bridge, NZ Cricket need 479 to win, all out 440
  • Jun 13 Garvey, Lopes, Cey & Russell play together for 1st time, set record of staying together as an infield for 8½ years (LA Dodgers)
  • Jun 17 1st du Maurier Golf Classic (La Canadienne): Jocelyne Bourassa
  • Jun 17 73rd US Golf Open: Johnny Miller shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC PA
  • Jun 18 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Pete Rose & Willie Davis both get career hit # 2,000

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 20 Chicago's Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
  • Jun 20 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
  • Jun 23 Phillies Ken Brett 4th consecutive game HR in which he pitched
  • Jun 24 Susie Berning wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jul 1 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • Jul 1 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic
  • Jul 4 In audience with Italian cyclists, Pope Paul VI praises athletes who "offer the magnificent show of a healthy, strong, generous youth"
  • Jul 5 Test Cricket umpiring debut of H D "Dickie" Bird v NZ at Leeds

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 819

  • Jan 1 Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • Jan 1 Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • Jan 1 Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 1 Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 2 Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 2 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 2 Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • Jan 2 Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
  • Jan 3 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 4 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 4 Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Jan 4 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 4 Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
  • Jan 6 Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jan 7 Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 7 Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 7 Ricky Wood, Van Nuys California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 7 Robert Dunn, team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • Jan 9 Aaron Holbert, American baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 9 Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
  • Jan 10 Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • Jan 10 Glenn Robinson, NBA forward (Milw, Olympic gold 1996), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 10 Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 11 Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)

Person of interestRahul Dravid

Jan 11 Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer Captain of India (2004-07) and one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Cricketer
Rahul Dravid
  • Jan 13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 14 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 14 Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 14 Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • Jan 14 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
  • Jan 15 Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jan 15 Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jan 15 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • Jan 16 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 16 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
  • Jan 17 Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
  • Jan 18 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 18 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Jan 18 Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
  • Jan 19 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 19 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • Jan 20 Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • Jan 20 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Jan 21 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 21 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 21 Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 22 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
  • Jan 22 George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 22 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 22 Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
  • Jan 22 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 22 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 23 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jan 24 Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics 1994, NY Rangers)
  • Jan 24 Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 24 Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Olympics 1994, NY Rangers)
  • Jan 24 Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jan 25 Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 25 Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 25 Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • Jan 25 Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jan 25 Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 26 Mark Brook, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 26 Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jan 26 Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 27 Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 28 Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jan 28 Jerome Allen, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Jan 28 Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Jan 28 Robert Braknis, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 29 Darnell Stephens, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jan 29 Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jan 30 Brad Yamaoka, CFL running back (BC Lions)
  • Jan 30 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • Jan 30 Jimmy Oliver, NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 30 Sharone Wright, NBA center/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Jan 31 Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 1 Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics)
  • Feb 1 Elena Makarova, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 1 Tlia Reima, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 2 Dan Brandenburg, linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 2 Jose White, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Feb 2 Patrick Jeffers, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 2 Radka Bobkova, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 2 Tim Denton, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 3 Kyle Richardson, WLAF punter (Rhein Fire)
  • Feb 3 Jim Campbell, American hockey forward (Olympics 1994), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Feb 4 Oscar De La Hoya, US boxer (Olympic gold 1992), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5 Israel Raybon, defensive end (Carolina Panthers)
  • Feb 5 Richard Matvichuk, Ft Saskatchewan C, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
  • Feb 6 Arie Obdam, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Feb 6 Fred Miller, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • Feb 6 Lulama Masikazana, cricket wicket-keeper (Kwazulu for E Province)
  • Feb 7 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 7 Juwan Howard, NBA forward/center (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
  • Feb 7 Kristin Godridge, Traralgon Aust, tennis star (1993 Futures-Singapore)
  • Feb 7 Leanne Schuster, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1995), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • Feb 7 Sonia Paquette, St-Janvier Quebec, hurdler (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 7 Tim Bowens, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 4 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 24 Alan Lisette, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow left-armer vs West Indies 1956), dies at 53
  • Jan 24 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Feb 8 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies
  • Mar 8 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Mar 12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • Mar 26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 26 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • Apr 1 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies
  • Apr 27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 28 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 80
  • May 8 Ralph Miller, last 19th century baseball player (Brooklyn Bridegrooms and Baltimore Orioles), dies at 100
  • May 12 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)
  • May 20 Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • Jul 2 Swede Savage, dies of injuries at Indianapolis 500
  • Jul 2 Chick Hafey, baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Jul 2 George McBride, baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Jul 8 Wilfred Rhodes, cricketer (4187 1st-class wickets, most ever), dies
  • Jul 26 Mike Burke, President (NY Yankees)/dir (Madison Sq Garden), dies
  • Jul 29 Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Aug 7 Jack Gregory, cricketer (scorer of fastest ton Australia 1921), dies
  • Aug 9 Charlie Daniels, US swimmer (4 Olympic golds 1904, 08), dies at 88
  • Aug 12 John Clay, cricketer (Glamorgan offie in only Test 1935), dies
  • Aug 31 Stan Worthington, English cricket pace bowler (9 Tests 1930-36), dies
  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)

Person of interestPaavo Nurmi

Oct 2 Paavo "Flying Finn" Nurmi, who won 6 Olympic gold medals, dies at 76

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Oct 21 Nasif Estéfano, Argentine racing driver (b. 1932)
  • Oct 24 Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
  • Oct 25 Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathon runner (Olympic-gold 1960, 64), dies at 41
  • Nov 19 Cyril Allcott, cricketer (6 Tests for NZ, 113 runs & 6 wickets), dies
  • Dec 16 Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies
  • Dec 23 Arthur Richardson, cricketer (9 Tests 1924-26), dies