1973 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 217

  • Jul 7 Balt Orioles pull their 4th triple play (5-4-3 vs Oakland)
  • Jul 8 Mary Lou Crocker wins LPGA MARC Equity Golf Classic Crocker
  • Jul 8 NY Mets are 12½ games back in NL and go on to win pennant
  • Jul 14 102nd British Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf shoots a 276 at Royal Troon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 15 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 15 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Willie Mays named to NL all star team for 24th time (ties Musial)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Jul 20 Chic's Wilbur Wood starts & loses both games of a doubleheader with NY Yankees, 12-2, & 7-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 21 Braves Hank Aaron hits Ken Brett's fastball for his 700th HR

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jul 22 28th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
  • Jul 22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • Jul 24 44th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-1 at Royals Stadium, Kansas City
  • Jul 24 All star MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF Giants)
  • Jul 27 40th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Miami 14, All Stars 3 (54,103)
  • Jul 27 Walter Blum becomes 6th jockey to ride 4,000 winners
  • Jul 28 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer win Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
  • Jul 30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 ABA Virginia Squires trade Julius Erving to NY Nets

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • Jul 31 Frank Hayes scores 106 on Test Cricket debut v WI as England lose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 2 George Brett gets his 1st hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 5 Atlanta Braves Phil Niekro no-hits SD Padres, 9-0
  • Aug 5 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Pabst Ladies Golf Classic

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 6 Roberto Clemente & Warren Spahn inducted into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 55th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 277 at Canterbury Cleve

  • Aug 12 Betty Burfeindt wins LPGA Child & Family Service Golf Opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 14 Johnny Unitas files $725,000 suit against Balt Colts

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • Aug 17 Willie Mays hits 660th & last HR (off Don Gullett of Cincinnati)
  • Aug 18 Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
  • Aug 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA St Paul Golf Open
  • Aug 24 Garry Sobers scores 26th & last Test Cricket ton 150 v Eng Lord's
  • Aug 26 David Eisenhower writes his last sports column
  • Aug 26 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 31 1st heavyweight championship fight in Japan (Foreman beats Roman)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 1 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Sep 2 Billy Martin fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers
  • Sep 2 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 5 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • Sep 7 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • Sep 8 Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers
  • Sep 8 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)
  • Sep 8 93rd Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7-6, 5-7, 6-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 9 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 9 93rd Men's U.S. Open: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 10 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • Sep 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Sep 20 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

  • Sep 21 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

AgreementContract of Interest

Sep 21 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Sep 22 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • Sep 22 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
  • Sep 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 24 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • Sep 25 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Sep 27 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
  • Sep 29 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
  • Sep 30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • Sep 30 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • Sep 30 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 30 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Leo Durocher resigns as Houston Astro manager

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Oct 7 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open
  • Oct 7 24th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 16 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 NLCS game 3 brawl between Cins' Pete Rose & NY Met Bud Harrelson

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 11 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 14 Judy Rankin wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • Oct 14 Willie Mays last hit, as Mets beat A's in World Series game 2 A's Mike Andrews makes 2 errors, prompting owner Finley to remove him

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 21 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series
  • Oct 21 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 21 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • Oct 21 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
  • Oct 25 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • Oct 25 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • Oct 27 1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2
  • Oct 28 Elmore Smith of Lakers blocks 17 shots in a game (NBA record)
  • Oct 28 Sharon Miller wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
  • Nov 4 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
  • Nov 4 New Orleans Saints 1st shutout victory, 13-0 vs Buffalo Bills
  • Nov 4 The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Oakland A's Reggie Jackson wins AL MVP unanimously

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 14 Canada begins production of Olympic coins
  • Nov 21 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) wins MLB's NL MVP
  • Nov 25 61st CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 22-18
  • Dec 1 Jack Nicklaus becomes 1st golfer to earn $2M in a year
  • Dec 1 Jan Ferraris wins LPGA-Japan Golf Classic
  • Dec 1 38th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 35-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
  • Dec 5 Chicago Cubs Ron Santo becomes 1st baseball player to invoke 10-5 rule and veto his trade (with the California Angels)
  • Dec 5 Dodgers trade Willie Davis to Expos for relief pitcher Mike Marshall
  • Dec 6 NL votes to move San Diego Padres to Washington, D.C. (doesn't happen)
  • Dec 7 Orioles sell pitcher Eddie Watt to the Phillies
  • Dec 7 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 820

  • Feb 8 Andreas Gliatis, soccer player (NEC)
  • Feb 8 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
  • Feb 8 Eric Kresser, quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 8 Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Feb 8 Tom King, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 9 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Feb 11 Tom Tumulty, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 12 Brendon Mark Cameron, Pirongia NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 13 Willie Smith, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 14 George Hegamin, NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Feb 14 Steve McNair, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 14 Tyus Edney, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings)
  • Feb 15 Amy Van Dyken, 50m/100m freestyle/100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 2 g-96)
  • Feb 16 Cathy Freeman, Australian 100m/200m/400m (Olympic silver 1992, 96), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Feb 16 James Young, Australian water polo player (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 16 Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 16 Christian Bassedas, Argentine former footballer
  • Feb 17 Chris Robinson, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Feb 17 Drew Barry, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Feb 17 Frank Sanders, NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 17 Raymond Jackson, NFL defensive back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Feb 18 Claude Makélélé, French footballer
  • Feb 19 Masafumi Kawaguchi, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Feb 19 Terrence Rencher, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Feb 19 Tommy Bennett, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 20 Vladimir Iiic, WLAF defensive end (Barcelona Dragons, Rhein Fire)
  • Feb 21 Brian Rolston, NHL left wing (Olympics 1994, NJ Devils), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 22 James Christensen, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Feb 22 Kate Sage, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 22 Ntala Skinner, Sun Valley Idaho, biathelete (Olympics 1994)
  • Feb 22 Juninho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 22 Claus Lundekvam, Norwegian footballer
  • Feb 22 Einar Kristian Tveitå, Norwegian athlete
  • Feb 23 Robert Pipkins, luger (Olympics 1994), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Feb 24 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Feb 24 Harold Morrow, full back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Feb 24 Kavis Reed, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 24 Jordan Jovtchev, Bulgarian gymnast
  • Feb 25 Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Feb 25 Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
  • Feb 25 Normann Stadler, German triathlete
  • Feb 26 Jenny Thompson, Danvers Mass, 400m freestyle (Olympic gold 1992, 96)
  • Feb 26 Marshall Faulk, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Feb 26 Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian retired footballer
  • Feb 27 Terence Davis, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 27 Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Feb 28 Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)
  • Feb 28 Denard Walker, cornerback (Tennessee Oilers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Feb 28 Gary Walker, NFL defensive tackle/defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • Feb 28 Henry Bailey, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Feb 28 Nicolas Minassian, French racing driver
  • Mar 1 Chris Webber, American NBA forward (Washington Bullets, Wizards), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 1 Igor Murin, Slovakian hockey goaltender (Team Slovakia 1998), born in Trencin, Czechoslovakia
  • Mar 2 John Elmore, guard (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 2 Trevor Sinclair, English footballer
  • Mar 2 Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • Mar 3 Cory Raymer, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 3 James Dexter, tackle (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 3 Jim Mills, tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 3 Tisha Venturini, Modesto California, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Winslow Oliver, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 3 Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
  • Mar 4 Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 5 Nicole Pratt, Australian tennis star (1995 Futures Australia), born in Mackay, Queensland
  • Mar 5 Paul Lieftink, Dutch soccer player (NAC, Spakenburg)
  • Mar 5 Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer
  • Mar 5 Ryan Franklin, American baseball player
  • Mar 6 Brian Olson, middleweight (189 lbs) judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Mar 6 Greg Ostertag, NBA center (Utah Jazz)
  • Mar 6 Michael Finley, NBA guard/forward (Phoenix Suns/Dallas Mavericks)
  • Mar 6 Terry Adams, Mobile AL, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Mar 7 Ray Parlour, English footballer
  • Mar 8 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 8 Kurt Mollekens, Belgian racing car driver
  • Mar 8 Justin Thompson, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 David Prinosil, Olmutz Czech, tennis star (1995 ATP Newport)
  • Mar 9 Josh LaRocca, WLAF QB (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 9 Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 10 Mauricio Taricco, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Chris Sutton, English footballer
  • Mar 11 Kennedy Otieno, Kenya cricket wicket-keeper (85 v Aust 1996 World Cup)
  • Mar 11 Mike Mihelic, CFL offensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 11 Sammie Brennan, CFL defensive back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 11 Tony Veland, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 11 Martin Hiden, Austrian footballer
  • Mar 12 Antonio Banks, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 12 Gabriel Mendez, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 12 Keif Bryant, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 12 Louis Laros, Dutch soccer player (Willem II, Vitesse)
  • Mar 13 Bobby Jackson, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 13 Dan Wilkinson, NFL defensive tackle (Cin Bengals)
  • Mar 13 Edgar Davids, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, AC Milan)
  • Mar 13 Trezelle Jenkins, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 14 Chris Sullivan, defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 15 Franca Fehlauer, golfer (Belgian Intl Jr champ 1991), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Mar 16 Bert Zuurman, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Mar 17 Jerome Woods, safety (KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 18 Marlon Kerner, NFL cornerback (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 18 Rob Johnson, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Deaths in Sport