1975 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 176 of 176

  • Aug 5 Phillies 1st 8 batters get hits for a record, beat Cubs 13-5
  • Aug 9 1st NFL game in Louisiana Superdome, Houston beats Saints 13-7

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 9 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Colgate European Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 10 57th PGA Championship: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 276 at Firestone Akron

  • Aug 13 Viv Richards out for 291 v England at Cricket, at the Oval
  • Aug 17 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 19 Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager
  • Aug 22 McNichols Sports Arena in Denver opens
  • Aug 24 Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Aug 24 SF Giant Ed Halick no-hits NY Giants, 6-0
  • Aug 27 1st night match at US Tennis Open (Parun defeats Smith)
  • Aug 27 Veronica & Colin Scargill (England) complete tandem bicycle ride, a record 18,020 miles around the world
  • Sep 1 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Sep 20 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)
  • Sep 21 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 Muhammad Ali TKOs Joe Frazier in 15 for heavyweight boxing title in "The Thrilla in Manila"

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Oct 5 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • Oct 7 Players' Association files a suit on behalf of Dodgers' Andy Messersmith
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 7 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 1st career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Oct 12 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)
  • Oct 19 Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals
  • Oct 19 Shelley Hamlin wins LPGA Japan Golf Classic
  • Oct 21 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • Oct 22 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
  • Oct 25 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • Oct 26 Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
  • Oct 26 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
  • Oct 28 Calvin Murphy (Houston) begins NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Oct 30 Giants pitcher John "the Count of" Montefusco wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Oct 30 John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals
  • Nov 2 Summit in Houston opens - Rockets beat Milwaukee Bucks, 104-89
  • Nov 4 Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 NY Mets Tom Seaver wins his 3rd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 12 25th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
  • Nov 12 7h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 25-0

  • Nov 16 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Jacksonville Ladies Golf Open
  • Nov 18 Calvin Murphy (Houston) ends NBA free throw streak of 58 games
  • Nov 19 Reds 2nd baseman Joe Morgan is named NL MVP
  • Nov 23 63rd CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 9-8
  • Nov 23 Bob Thomas of Chicago Bears kicks 55-yard field goal
  • Nov 23 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Greater Ft Myers Golf Classic
  • Nov 27 Red Sox's Fred Lynn is 1st rookie to win MVP (AL)
  • Nov 28 Test Cricket debut of Michael Anthony Holding, WI v Australia Brisbane

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Nov 29 40th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 28-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 2 G S Chappell gets ton in each inn of 1st Test Cricket as capt v WI
  • Dec 6 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Pat Bradley wins Colgate-Far East Ladies Tournament Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Great Yankee trade getting Willie Randolph, Dock Ellis & Ken Brett from Pirates for George "Doc" Medich

MLB Second Baseman and Manager Willie Randolph
MLB Second Baseman and Manager
Willie Randolph
  • Dec 13 Jane Blalock wins LPGA 14 Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
  • Dec 16 Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn
  • Dec 17 1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th
  • Dec 21 64th Davis Cup: Sweden beats Czechoslovakia in Stockholm (3-2)
  • Dec 21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
  • Dec 26 Crowd of 85,661 attend the 1st day of the Australia vs West Indies MCG cricket test
  • Dec 26 5th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Arizona State beats #6 Nebraska, 17-14
  • Dec 28 Gary Cosier scores 109 v West Indies at MCG on Test Cricket debut
  • Dec 28 Red Army beats NY Rangers 7-3 at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 28 "The Hail Mary", with 32 seconds left in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach throws a desperate 50-yard winning touchdown pass to Drew Pearson to defeat the Minnesota Vikings, and the "Hail Mary" play is born
  • Dec 31 42nd Sugar Bowl: #3 Alabama beats #7 Penn State, 13-6

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 480

  • Mar 4 Antti Aalto, Finnish ice hockey player
  • Mar 5 Chris Silverwood, cricketer (England Test pace bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • Mar 5 Luciano Burti, Brazilian racing driver
  • Mar 7 William Hampton, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Mar 8 Brett Conway, NFL kicker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Mar 8 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 9 Adonal Foyle, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • Mar 9 Roy Makaay, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Mar 9 Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer
  • Mar 10 Stefan Bergkvist, Leksand Swe, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
  • Mar 10 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • Mar 11 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 11 Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 13 Landon Wilson, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Stephen Harper, British/English footballer
  • Mar 15 Cornell Brown, linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Mar 18 Claude N'Goran, Adzope Ivory Coast, tennis pro
  • Mar 18 Kimmo Timonen, hockey defenseman (Team Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Mar 18 Tomas Žvirgždauskas, Lithuanian footballer
  • Mar 18 Brian Griese, American football player
  • Mar 19 Antonio Daniels, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Mar 21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Mar 22 Chris Bayne, safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Jiri Novak, Czechostovakia, tennis star
  • Mar 23 Rita Grande, Napoli Italy, tennis star (3rd round 1996 Aust Open)
  • Mar 23 Alydar, American racehorse (d. 1990)
  • Mar 24 Debbie Keller, Winfield Ill, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 24 Julia Bikbova, dance skater (& John Lee), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Mar 24 Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Mar 25 Miguel Mejia, San Pedro de Macoris, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Mar 27 B J Gallis, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Mar 27 Gregory DuBois, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 27 Tom Goegebuer, Belgian weightlifter
  • Mar 28 Atta-ur-Rehman, cricketer (Pakistani quickie, debut v Engl1992 age 17)
  • Mar 28 Iván Helguera, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 28 Derek Hill, American racing driver
  • Mar 29 Christopher Yule, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Apr 1 Kristine Quance, 100m breaststroke/200m medley (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 1 Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
  • Apr 1 George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
  • Apr 3 Thomas Hamilton, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
  • Apr 3 Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
  • Apr 3 Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
  • Apr 4 Kisha Ford, WNBA guard/forward (NY Liberty)
  • Apr 5 Nikki Dryden, 800m swimmer (Olympic 6th 1992, 96), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Apr 5 John Hartson, Welsh footballer
  • Apr 7 Ronde Barber, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Apr 7 Tiki Barber, running back (NY Giants)
  • Apr 7 Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player
  • Apr 9 Robbie Fowler, English footballer
  • Apr 10 Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 10 Steve Washburn, NHL center (Florida Panthers), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Terry Cousin, NFL cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Apr 12 Marcie Alberts, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Apr 13 Bruce Dyer, English footballer
  • Apr 14 Petra Begerow, German tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)
  • Apr 15 Paul Dana, American race car driver (d. 2006)
  • Apr 16 Nicky Sualua, NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 17 Trifun Zivanovic, Santa Monica, figure skater (1995 Pac Coast Jr champ)
  • Apr 19 Jason Gillespie, Australian cricketer (fast bowler, Australia 1996)
  • Apr 19 Temoc Suarez, soccer forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Greenwood, South Carolina
  • Apr 19 Jussi Jääskeläinen, Finnish footballer
  • Apr 21 Danyon Joseph Loader, Dunedin NZ, 200m/400m swimmer (Olymp-2 gold-96)
  • Apr 22 Brian Manning, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • Apr 22 Stijn Haeldermans, Belgian soccer player (MVV)
  • Apr 22 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (d. 1999)
  • Apr 22 Carlos Sastre, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 23 Bret Anderson, CFL slot back (BC Lions)
  • Apr 24 Justin Boocock, Launceston Australia, canoeist (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 24 Michael Stewart, NBA center (Sacramento Kings)
  • Apr 25 Jacque Jones, baseball outfielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Diego, California
  • Apr 26 Jabbar Threats, defensive end (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Apr 27 Kenny Harris, safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 27 Michael Booker, cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 27 Chris Carpenter, American baseball player (Toronto Blue Jays, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Exeter, New Hampshire
  • Apr 28 James Thrash, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
  • Apr 28 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Apr 29 John Macready, gymnast (Olympic 5th 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 30 Elliott Sadler, American race car driver
  • May 1 Austin Croshere, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • May 1 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroonian footballer (d. 2003)
  • May 1 Alexei Smertin, Russian footballer
  • May 2 Mark Johnson, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • May 2 Murray William Burdan, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 2 David Beckham, English footballer (Manchester United, England, LA Galaxy, Real Madrid), born in London, England
  • May 7 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • May 8 Jussi Markkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
  • May 8 Gastón Mazzacane, Argentine racing driver
  • May 9 Brian Deegan, Freestyle Motocross innovator
  • May 10 Adam Deadmarsh, Trail BC, NHL center (Colorado Avalanche, Olympics 1998)
  • May 10 Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian race car driver
  • May 12 Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player and the youngest ever All Black, born in Auckland (d. 2015)

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • May 13 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • May 14 Carmen Klomp, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • May 14 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • May 14 Salim Iles, Algerian swimmer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 15 Ray Lewis, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens), born in Bartow, Florida

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • May 19 London Fletcher, American football player

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport