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Year 1973 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 218 of 218


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 First time since 1885, tennis has 2 top male players - Americans Stan Smith and Jimmy Connors

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Dec 11 NA Soccer League awards LA, San Francisco, Seattle & Vancouver franchises
  • Dec 12 Canada begins selling Olympic coins ($5 & $10 silver coins)
  • Dec 12 San Diego files anti-trust against NL (stopping Padres move to DC)
  • Dec 15 Sandy Hawley becomes 1st jockey to win 500 races in 1 year
  • Dec 15 Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 O.J. Simpson becomes 1st NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a season

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Dec 18 Yanks sign Dick Williams as manager, overturned later by AL Pres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Montreal Canadien Henri Richard scores his 1,000th NHL point

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Dec 21 3rd Fiesta Bowl: #10 Arizona State beats Pittsburgh, 28-7
  • Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins his second award for best European football player ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • Dec 27 LA Dodgers announce night games will start at 7:30 instead of 8

Sport awardAFC Championship

Dec 30 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders, 27-10

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Dec 30 NFC Championship, Texas Stadium, Irving: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys, 27-10
  • Dec 31 Johan Cruyff chosen European Football Player of theYear

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 31 40th Sugar Bowl: #3 Notre Dame beats #1 Alabama, 24-23

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 700

  • Apr 4 Peter Hoekstra, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Ajax), born in Assen, Netherlands
  • Apr 4 Ryan Coughlin, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Renfrew, Ontario
  • Apr 4 Tiffany Woosley, American basketball player (Houston Comets), born in Shelbyville, Tennessee
  • Apr 4 Loris Capirossi, Italian Grand Prix motorcycle racer, born in Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
  • Apr 4 Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete (ITU World Championships), born in Sydney
  • Apr 5 Spencer Folau, Tongan, American football offensive lineman (Baltimore Ravens), born in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga
  • Apr 5 Tony Banks, quarterback (St Louis Rams)
  • Apr 6 Donnie Edwards, linebacker (KC Chiefs)
  • Apr 6 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 6 Sun Wen, Chinese footballer
  • Apr 7 Brett Tomko, American baseball player
  • Apr 8 Alex Gonzalez, American infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 8 Walter Nicholas Henry Tongue, New Zealand 50m/100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Khaled Badra, Tunisian footballer, born in Kairouan, Tunisia
  • Apr 10 Roberto Carlos, Brazilian soccer left back (Brazil 125 caps, Real Madrid), born in Garça, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 11 Blake Brockermeyer, American football tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Apr 11 Reggie Tongue, American football safety (KC Chiefs), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 12 Antonio Osuna, Mexican baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Apr 13 Aaron Hayden, American NFL running back (San Diego Chargers, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 14 Roberto Ayala, Argentine footballer, born in Parana, Argentina
  • Apr 17 Brett Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Apr 17 Gene Makowsky, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Apr 17 Jeff Lewis, American NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 17 Kenneth Carlsen, Danish tennis star, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Apr 17 Ross Aloisi, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Apr 17 Theo Ratliff, American NBA forward and center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers), born in Demopolis, Alabama
  • Apr 17 Kaihō Ryōji, Japanese sumo wrestler, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Apr 18 Derrick Brooks, American NFL linebacker (11×Pro Bowl 1997–2006, 08; Super Bowl 2002; Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Apr 18 Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia
  • Apr 18 James "Jamie" Koven, American rower (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 20 Itula Mili, NFL tight end (Seattle Seahawks), born in Kahuku, Hawaii
  • Apr 20 Lamond Murray, American basketball forward (LA Clippers), born in Pasadena, California
  • Apr 20 Todd Hollandsworth, American baseball outfielder (LA Dodgers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Apr 21 Jonathan Nsenga, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 22 Christopher Sanders, tight end (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 22 Scott Fields, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 22 Ofer Talker, Israeli footballer
  • Apr 22 Adem Poric, Australian former footballer
  • Apr 23 Derek Armstrong, Canadian NHL center (NY Islanders), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Patrick Poulin, Canadian NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Vanier, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 24 Lee Westwood, English golfer (British Open, US Masters 2010 runner-up), born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire
  • Apr 24 Eric Snow, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Apr 24 Mark Babic, Australian soccer defender (Olyroos, Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia

Person of interestSachin Tendulkar

Apr 24 Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricket Batsman and captain (200 Tests, 15,921 runs @ 53.78, 51 x 100s; highest run scorer in international cricket), born in Mumbai, India

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Apr 25 Alek Stojanov, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 25 Barbara Rittner, German tennis star (1992 Schenectady), born in Krefeld, West Germany
  • Apr 25 Paige Gordon, Canadian diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Apr 26 Chris Perry, English footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Carshalton, England
  • Apr 28 Earl Holmes, linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Apr 28 Marc[us] Blake Schneider, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 28 Serge Zwikker, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • Apr 28 Francisco Palencia, Mexican footballer
  • May 1 Curtis Martin, Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Pro Bowl 1995, 96, 98, 2001, 04; First-team All-Pro 2001, 04; NE Patriots, NY Jets), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • May 1 Oliver Neuville, German soccer striker (69 caps; Servette, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia M'gladbach), born in Locarno, Switzerland
  • May 3 Dominique Monami, Belgian tennis star, born in Verviers, Liège, Belgium
  • May 4 Edward Hervey, Canadian NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
  • May 4 Matthew Barnaby, Canadian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • May 4 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine football forward, born in La Plata, Argentina
  • May 5 Johan Hedberg, Swedish ice hockey coach and goalie (Team Sweden, Olympics 1998), born in Nacka, Sweden
  • May 5 Matt Dubuc, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 5 Muhsin Muhammad, American football wide receiver (Carolina Panthers), born in Lansing, Michigan
  • May 6 Clay Williams, OL (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 6 Joe Spiteri, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • May 6 Wendy Ward, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2000-01 3rd), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • May 7 Dameian Jeffries, NFL defensive end (New Orleans Saints)
  • May 7 Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist, born in Clusone, Italy
  • May 8 Wolf Wigo, Abington Penn, water polo driver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 10 Jerome Williams, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Washington D.C.
  • May 10 Joshua Eagle, Australian tennis player
  • May 10 Rüştü Reçber, Turkish soccer goalkeeper (120 caps, record appearance holder, FIFA World Cup All Star Team: 2002; Fenerbahçe, Barcelona, Beşiktaş), born in Korkuteli, Turkey
  • May 11 Dean Pullar, Cobram Victoria Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 11 Michelle Venturella, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • May 11 Patrick Sapp, American NFL offensive linebacker (San Diego Chargers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 12 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter (The Ultimate Fighter 4), born in Chamberlain, Dakota
  • May 14 Voshon Lenard, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • May 14 Julian White, English rugby union footballer
  • May 15 Suzannah Bianco, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-alt-96), born in San Jose, California
  • May 17 Jay Riemersma, tight end (Buffalo Bills)
  • May 18 Darren Van Impe, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • May 18 Donyell Marshall, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors)
  • May 18 Tory James, NFL defensive back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • May 18 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • May 19 Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)
  • May 22 Aaron Graham, professional American football player (Arizona Cardinals), born in Las Vegas, New Mexico
  • May 22 Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • May 22 Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • May 24 Ville Peltonen, Finnish hockey forward (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • May 24 Karim Alami, Moroccan tennis star, born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • May 24 Dannes Coronel, Ecuadorian soccer defender (27 caps; El Nacional), born in Naranjal, Ecuador (d. 2020)
  • May 25 Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics gold 2006), born in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • May 25 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • May 25 Jeff Smith, American football cornerback (Scotland Claymores, KC Chiefs), born in Decatur, Tennessee
  • May 25 Josée Corbeil, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
  • May 25 María José Gaidano, Argentine tennis star (1993 Belgium doubles), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 25 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
  • May 28 Pat Peake, NHL center (Washington Capitals), born in Rochester, New York
  • May 28 Todd Sweeris, table tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • May 29 Malcolm Allen, Australian swimmer (1995 World C'ships gold 4x200m freestyle relay), born in Wauchope, NSW
  • May 29 Alpay Özalan, Turkish soccer centre back, manager, politician (Turkey 90 caps), born in Izmir, Turkey
  • May 30 Je'Rod Cherry, safety (New Orleans Saints)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport