1974 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 163 of 163

  • Sep 17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 29 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • Sep 29 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 2 Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Oct 3 39-year old Frank Robinson becomes MLB’s first African-American manager when he signs as player-manager for Cleveland Indians; agrees to 1-year contract estimated at $180,000

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Jerry West (“Mr. Clutch”) retires after 14 NBA seasons with the LA Lakers; West has 25,192 career points; averages 29.1 ppg in 153 playoff games

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • Oct 6 Brazilian McLaren driver Emerson Fittipaldi finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his 2nd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 3 points from Clay Ragazzoni
  • Oct 9 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • Oct 15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • Oct 17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Oct 17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
  • Oct 17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series

  • Oct 18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Oct 19 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • Oct 19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Chris Evert 6-3, 6-4 in the final at the Los Angeles Sports Arena

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Oct 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • Oct 24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 26 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
  • Oct 27 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets female world marathon record (2:46:24) in Neuf-Brisach, France
  • Oct 28 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall
  • Oct 30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 30 The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Nov 2 Atlanta Braves trade then MLB home run king Hank Aaron to Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Dave May
  • Nov 6 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • Nov 7 63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o)
  • Nov 10 Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 11-0
  • Nov 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey wins NL MVP
  • Nov 16 Milwaukee Bucks lose their 11th straight NBA game (team record)
  • Nov 22 Test Cricket debut of Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards, at Bangalore
  • Nov 23 Alexis Argüello of Nicaragua knocks out Mexican defending champion Rubén Olivares in the 13th round at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to claim the WBA world featherweight boxing title
  • Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Montreal Alouettes defeat Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 on a slick, wet field
  • Nov 24 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 26 Greenidge scores 107 in 2nd innings of Test Cricket debut v India
  • Nov 27 Cardinals outfielder Bake McBride wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 29 39th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham

  • Nov 30 20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)
  • Dec 1 American Jacqueline Hansen runs female world record marathon 2:43:54.5 in Culver City, California
  • Dec 1 South Africa is awarded the Davis Cup tennis title after India refuses to travel to South Africa for the final in protest of the South African government's apartheid policies
  • Dec 2 MLB Rules Committee changes long time philosophy to permit the use of cowhide, rather than just horsehide in the manufacture of baseballs
  • Dec 5 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • Dec 5 NFL's Seattle Seahawks forms
  • Dec 5 Tom Williams is unsuccessful on Wash Capitals 1st NHL penalty shot
  • Dec 5 Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl
  • Dec 14 Viv Richards scores 1st Test Cricket ton 192 v India 20 fours 6 sixes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Guillermo Vilas of Argentina beats defending champion lie Năstase 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis final in Melbourne, Australia

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Dec 19 Dave Kryskow scores Washington Capitals 1st NHL shorthanded goal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 22 Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • Dec 24 Cardinals' Lou Brock is named Sportsman of the Year
  • Dec 26 Washington Capitals 1st NHL sellout
  • Dec 27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 28 4th Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State beats #17 BYU, 16-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 AFC Championship, Oakland Coliseum: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Oakland Raiders, 24-13

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Dec 29 NFC Championship, Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams, 14-10
  • Dec 31 NY Yankees sign Jim "Catfish" Hunter for 5 yrs for a record $3.75 million

Sport awardTennis Open

Dec 31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 31 41st Sugar Bowl: #8 Nebraska beats #18 Florida, 13-10
  • Dec 31 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins back-to-back awards, and his 3rd overall, for best European football player ahead of Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer and Legia Warsaw midfielder Kazimierz Deyna

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 604

  • Feb 13 Anthony Mortas, French hockey forward (Team France 1998), born in Reims, France
  • Feb 14 Michael Lowery, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 14 Rob Jahrling, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 14 Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
  • Feb 15 Erik Schulz, US pairs skater (& Ilana Goldfogel), born in Port Huron, Michigan
  • Feb 15 Tim Hall, US running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • Feb 15 Ugueth Urbina, Venezuelan pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Feb 15 Seattle Slew, American racehorse, born in White Horse Acres Farm, Texas (d. 2002)
  • Feb 15 Alexander Wurz, Austrian racing driver, born in Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria
  • Feb 16 Jevon Langford, defensive end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Feb 16 Kathy McCormack, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympic silver 1998)
  • Feb 16 Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 18 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russian tennis player (French Open 1996, Australian Open 1999), born in Sochi, Russia
  • Feb 18 Jamey Carroll, American baseball player
  • Feb 20 Katerina Kroupova, Olomouc Czech, tennis star (1994 Futures-Sofia-BUL)
  • Feb 21 Alexei Lojkin, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Feb 21 Rohsaan Griffin, 200m runner, born in Texas City, Texas
  • Feb 21 Iván Campo, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 22 Aaron Gavey, Sudbury, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Feb 22 Kyoko Nagatsuka, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan, tennis star (1996 Hobart)
  • Feb 23 Herschelle Gibbs, South African cricketer (South African Test batsman 1996), born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Feb 23 Kenyon Cotton, American football fullback (Baltimore Ravens), born in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Feb 24 Jeremy Laster, Fullerton California, water polo driver (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 24 Simeon Rice, American football defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 24 Mike Lowell, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 25 Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Feb 25 Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 26 Ron Fox, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Feb 26 Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
  • Feb 27 Chris Dishman, guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Feb 27 Jim Maher, cricketer (Queensland lefty batsman victorious 1995 side)
  • Feb 28 Katie Allen, Australian field hockey full back/half back (Olympics 1996)
  • Feb 28 Kevin Abrams, cornerback (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 28 Michael Swift, WLAF CB (Rhein Fire)
  • Feb 28 Lee Carsley, Irish footballer
  • Mar 1 Stephen Davis, running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Mar 2 Martine Dessureault, 50m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 2 Monika Niederstätter, Italian athlete
  • Mar 4 Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • Mar 4 Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
  • Mar 4 Sherry Wigginton, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Austin, Texas
  • Mar 4 Ariel Ortega, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 4 Tommy Phelps, American baseball player
  • Mar 5 Brad Schumacher, American 400m/800m freesytyle (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 5 Hans Bond, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Mar 5 Jens Jeremies, German footballer
  • Mar 7 Joost Volmer, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Mar 7 Facundo Sava, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 8 Steve Sarkisian, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 8 Toran James, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 8 Mike Moriarty, American baseball player
  • Mar 9 Mark Harrity, Australian cricketer (promising South Aust left-arm fast bowler), born in Semaphore, South Australia
  • Mar 11 Billy Granville, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Mar 11 David Cameron, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 11 Kevin Donovan, Des Plaines Ill, figure skater (1997 Great Lakes-2nd)
  • Mar 12 Chris Carr, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Mar 13 Corinna West, Garberville Colo, lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 13 Thomas Enqvist, Swedish tennis player (1991 Wimbledon jr boys), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 13 Vampeta [Marcos André Batista dos Santos], Brazilian footballer, born in Nazaré, Bahia, Brazil
  • Mar 14 Justine Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 15 Imad Baba, Humble Tx, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Mar 15 Robert Fick, American baseball player
  • Mar 16 Heath Streak, cricketer (Zimbabwean pace bowler 1993-)
  • Mar 16 Lamont Burns, American NFL guard (NY Jets), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Mar 16 Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 16 Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer
  • Mar 17 Eric Lane, running back (NY Giants)
  • Mar 17 John Hall, kicker (NY Jets)
  • Mar 18 Petra Kamstra, Rotterdam Holland, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • Mar 18 Tina Krizan, Maribor Slovenia, tennis star (1995 Surabaya doubles)
  • Mar 18 Torrian Gray, safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 19 John Coppinger, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 20 P J Bogart, American diver (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Jose Clayton, Tunisian footballer
  • Mar 22 Marcus Camby, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • Mar 22 Tuomas Gronman, NHL defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Pitts)
  • Mar 22 Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 23 Eric Washington, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Mar 23 Scott Galyon, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Mar 23 Tony Alberda, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen, Emmen)
  • Mar 24 Terry Killens, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 25 Mike Adams, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 25 Vyninka Arlow, Australia, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 26 Alfred Shipman, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Mar 26 Irina Spirlea, Bucharest Romania, tennis star (1996 Amelia Island)
  • Mar 26 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 27 Gaizka Mendieta, Spanish footballer, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • Mar 28 K C Jones, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Mar 28 Mark King, English snooker player
  • Mar 29 Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • Mar 30 Martin Love, cricketer (high scoring Queensland batsman, Aust 1995)
  • Mar 31 Anthony Hicks, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 31 James Burgess, linebacker (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 31 Jason Odom, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 1 Hugo Benjamín Ibarra, Argentine footballer
  • Apr 1 Sandra Völker, German swimmer
  • Apr 4 O. J. Santiago, American football tight end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 4 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, born in Chittenango, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 5 Mike DuHaney, soccer defender (Olympic gold 1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Apr 5 Rick Terry, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets)

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport