1976 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 164 of 164

  • Jul 28 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
  • Jul 30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • Jul 31 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski beats American Frank Shorter by 50 seconds to win the Olympic Games marathon in 2:09:55 in Montreal
  • Aug 1 21st Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close
  • Aug 1 Seattle Seahawks take the field for the first time in pre-season game v SF 49ers at the newly constructed Kingdome in Seattle
  • Aug 1 Reigning world F1 champion Niki Lauda of Austria suffers a near fatal crash during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
  • Aug 4 England beats Australia by 8 wickets in the limited overs cricket international at Lord's; first time women are permitted to play on the main square at 'the home of cricket'
  • Aug 8 Chicago White Sox suit up in shorts
  • Aug 9 Pitt Pirate John Candelaria no-hits LA Dodgers, 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 PGA Championship, Congressional CC: Dave Stockton wins 2nd PGA C'ship in a Monday bad weather finish; by 1 from Ray Floyd & Don January

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 16 St Louis Cards beat San Diego Chargers 20-10 in Tokyo (NFL expo)
  • Aug 27 Transsexual Renee Richards barred from competing in US Tennis Open
  • Aug 29 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open
  • Sep 5 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • Sep 11 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains her title; routs Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 6-0

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 12 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis : Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 13 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 19 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • Sep 29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Hank Aaron singles in his last at bat & drives in his 2,297th run

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Oct 6 John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent
  • Oct 9 Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan Javed 1st wkt
  • Oct 9 Test Cricket debut of Javed Miandad (Pakistan), scores 163 on 1st day
  • Oct 10 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 16 Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald scores a hat trick in 2 min 54 sec
  • Oct 17 Coldest World Series game Yankees vs Cincinnati, 39 degrees F (until 1997)
  • Oct 20 NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
  • Oct 21 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • Oct 21 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • Oct 24 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • Oct 24 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • Oct 24 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • Oct 24 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • Oct 28 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (NY Yankees)
  • Nov 3 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA/Japan Mizuno Golf

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 4 1st mass-market free-agent reentry draft, Reggie Jackson, Joe Rudi, Gullett, Tenace, Fingers, Baylor, Grich & McCovey, available

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 6 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • Nov 14 Cleveland Browns' Jerry Sherk sets club record with 4 sacks
  • Nov 16 Rick Barry (San Francisco), ends then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
  • Nov 21 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
  • Nov 24 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 O.J. Simpson gains 273 yards for Buffalo vs Detroit

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Nov 27 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Colgate-Far East Golf Championship
  • Nov 27 41st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 38-7 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 64th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 23-20
  • Nov 29 NY Yankees sign free agent Reggie Jackson to 5-year contract
  • Nov 30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • Dec 5 Buffalo Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 203 yards
  • Dec 19 John Lever takes 7-46 in 1st Test Cricket innings, v India Delhi
  • Dec 19 Piper Cherokee crashes into Balt Memorial Stadium upper stands, 10 minutes after Colts lose 40-14 to Steelers. No one seriously hurt
  • Dec 19 65th Davis Cup: Italy beats Chile in Santiago (4-1)
  • Dec 25 6th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Oklahoma beats Wyoming, 41-7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 AFC Championship Game: Oakland Raiders beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-7

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Dec 26 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Los Angeles Rams 24-13

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 458

  • Mar 17 Álvaro Recoba, Uruguayan footballer
  • Mar 17 Scott Downs, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Jovan Kirovski, American soccer player
  • Mar 18 Tomokazu Ohka, Japanese baseball player
  • Mar 18 Scott Podsednik, American baseball player
  • Mar 18 Michael Spillane, American wrestler, better known as Mike Quackenbush
  • Mar 19 Alessandro Nesta, Italian footballer
  • Mar 20 Arno Knapen, Dutch soccer player (Holten, FC Twente)
  • Mar 23 Nolan Baumgartner, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Mar 23 Jeremy Newberry, American football player
  • Mar 23 Joel Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • Mar 23 Ricardo Zonta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • Mar 23 Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist, most successful Olympic cyclist ever (7 Olympic medals), born in Edinburgh
  • Mar 24 Danielle Garrett, Camp Hill Penn, soccer forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 24 Aliou Cissé, Senegalese footballer
  • Mar 24 Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer
  • Mar 24 Aaron Brooks, American football player

Person of interestPeyton Manning

Mar 24 Peyton Manning, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • Mar 25 Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • Mar 25 Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer (2x World Heavyweight Champion), born in Semipalatinsk, Soviet Union
  • Mar 26 Ufuk Talay, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 27 Danny Fortson, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Djamel Belmadi, Algerian football player and manager (Al-Duhail), born in Champigny-sur-Marne, France
  • Mar 29 Jennifer Capriati, tennis pro (Olympic gold 1992), born in Long Island, New York
  • Mar 29 Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
  • Mar 30 Chris Canty, cornerback (New England Patriots)
  • Mar 30 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 30 Obadele Thompson, Barbadian athlete
  • Apr 1 Clarence Seedorf, Surinam/Dutch soccer player (Ajax, Real Madrid)
  • Apr 2 Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer, born in Durban, South Africa
  • Apr 3 Keith Closs, American basketball center (LA Clippers), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Apr 4 Emerson, Brazilian footballer (Brazil national team), born in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Apr 4 Sébastien Enjolras, French racing driver, born in Seclin, France (d. 1997)
  • Apr 5 Ike Hilliard, NFL wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Apr 5 Ryan Drese, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 5 Simone Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Apr 5 Kim Collins, Nevisian sprinter
  • Apr 5 Ross Gload, American baseball player
  • Apr 5 Fernando Morientes, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 5 Henrik Stenson, Swedish golfer (British Open 2016), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 6 Simon Coombes, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Apr 7 Erich Goldmann, Dingolfing GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Apr 8 Jim Farnum, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Apr 10 Sara Renner, Canadian cross-country skier, born in Golden, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 12 Brad Miller, American basketball player, born in Kendallville, Indiana
  • Apr 13 Everton Matambanadzo, Zimbabwean cricket pace bowler (v Paki 1996)
  • Apr 14 Baedon Choppy, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 14 Jason Wiemer, Kimberley, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Apr 14 Kyle Farnsworth, American baseball player (pitcher), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Apr 15 Jason Bonsignore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 20 Lenka Němečková, Czech tennis star (1993 Futures-Maribor-SLO), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 20 Shay Given, Irish footballer, born in Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Apr 21 Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player
  • Apr 22 Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • Apr 23 Tamas Buday Jr, Canadian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Apr 24 Sonya Jeyaseelan, Canadian tennis star (1995 Futures Fla), born in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
  • Apr 24 Steve Finnan, Irish footballer, born in Limerick, Ireland

Person of interestTim Duncan

Apr 25 Tim Duncan, American NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • Apr 25 Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
  • Apr 25 Gilberto, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 26 Sarah Tueting, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 27 Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Apr 29 God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
  • May 3 Jeff Halpern, American ice hockey player, born in Potomac, Maryland
  • May 4 Ben Grieve, American baseball player, born in Arlington, Texas
  • May 4 Jason Michaels, American baseball player, born in Tampa, Florida
  • May 5 Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer
  • May 5 Juan Pablo Sorín, Argentine footballer
  • May 6 Lindsay Page, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • May 7 Nicholas Butcher, field hockey midfielder/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 8 Oleg Tverdovsky, Donetsk Ukr, NHL defenseman (Winnipeg Jets)
  • May 9 Faye Johnstone, archer (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 10 Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower
  • May 13 Mark Delaney, Welsh footballer
  • May 14 Terrance Cauthen, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • May 14 Brian Lawrence, American baseball player
  • May 15 Eric DuBose, Bradenton Fl, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • May 15 Adolfo Bautista, Mexican footballer
  • May 15 Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  • May 15 Ryan Leaf, American football player
  • May 17 Anna Windsor, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 17 Daniel Komen, Nyaru Kenya, 5k runner
  • May 17 Peter Devine, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
  • May 17 José Guillén, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • May 19 Kevin Garnett, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • May 20 Ramón Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 20 Tomoya Satozaki, Japanese baseball player
  • May 22 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 23 Ricardinho, Brazilian footballer
  • May 24 Catherine Cox, Australian netballer
  • May 25 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • May 26 Markus Wieland, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • May 26 Scott Humphries, Greely Colo, tennis star (1995 doubles Binghampton)
  • May 27 Richard Park, Seoul Kor, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • May 28 Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
  • May 28 Glenn Morrison, Rugby League Player
  • May 29 Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
  • May 29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
  • May 30 Magnus Norman, Swedish tennis player

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport