1977 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 178 of 178

  • Jul 24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 Legendary England cricket all-rounder Ian Botham on debut takes 5 for 74 in the Australian 1st innings in a 7 wicket 3rd Test win at Trent Bridge

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jul 31 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Pocono Northeast Golf Classic
  • Aug 1 San Francisco Giants 1st baseman Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th MLB career grand slam
  • Aug 2 In his comeback Test, England cricket batsman Geoff Boycott is unbeaten on 80 after a 1st innings 107 as England beats Australia by 7 wickets in the 3rd Test at Trent Bridge
  • Aug 8 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
  • Aug 9 NHL refuses merger of 6 WHA clubs
  • Aug 10 Phillies & Expos play a doubleheader that ends at 3:23 AM
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship, Pebble Beach: Lanny Wadkins wins his only major title in event's 1st sudden-death playoff with Gene Littler
  • Aug 14 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Long Island Charity Golf Classic
  • Aug 15 England regain cricket Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead over Australia
  • Aug 18 Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
  • Aug 21 Debbie Austin wins LPGA Wheeling Golf Classic
  • Aug 21 Donna Patterson Brice sets high speed water skiing record (111.11 mph)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 25 Canadian NHL player Tim Horton posthumously inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Aug 28 Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
  • Aug 28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 28 Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 28 NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 1 Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 One of the great anti-climaxes in sport; 43-year-old transsexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for right to play in a major event, is beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade at the US Open

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Sep 3 Japanese baseball superstar Sadaharu Oh hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron as all-time career leader in professional baseball
  • Sep 5 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • Sep 6 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • Sep 10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • Sep 10 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • Sep 17 22nd Ryder Cup: US, 12½-13½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes England
  • Sep 18 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 22 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • Sep 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • Sep 26 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • Sep 27 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • Sep 29 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 29 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 2 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 2 Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
  • Oct 6 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
  • Oct 8 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
  • Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
  • Oct 18 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 18 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

  • Oct 18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • Oct 23 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • Oct 23 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • Oct 23 28th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 17 points
  • Nov 2 Phillies' Steve Carlton wins 2nd Cy Young Award
  • Nov 3 Debbie Massey wins LPGA Mizuno-Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 5 NCAA passing record set at 571 yards (Marc Wilson, Brigham Young)
  • Nov 10 Major Indoor Soccer League officially organized (NYC)
  • Nov 13 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
  • Nov 19 Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 20 Steve Largent begins NFL streak of 177 consecutive game receptions

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 20 Walter Payton (Bears) rushes for NFL record 275 yards

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Nov 20 27th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 21 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Nov 26 42nd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 48-21 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 65th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 41-6
  • Dec 4 NFL's 5,000th game, Cincinnati beats KC 27-7
  • Dec 4 66th Davis Cup: Australia beats Italy in Sydney (3-1)
  • Dec 8 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
  • Dec 12 Yanks purchase Andy Messersmith from Braves
  • Dec 13 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash
  • Dec 14 Red Sox trade Fergie Jenkins to Rangers for John Poloni & cash
  • Dec 14 Test Cricket debut of Abdul Qadir, v England at Lahore
  • Dec 18 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
  • Dec 25 7th Fiesta Bowl: #8 Penn State beats #15 Arizona State, 42-30
  • Dec 31 66th Men's Australian Open: Vitas Gerulaitis beats John Lloyd (6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 3-6, 6-2)
  • Dec 31 66th Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Helen Gourlay Cawley (6-3, 6-0)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 428

  • Mar 27 Tom van der Leegte, Dutch soccer player (PSV), born in Bergeijk, Netherlands
  • Mar 27 Vitor Meira, Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
  • Mar 31 Garth Tander, Australian racing driver
  • Apr 1 Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
  • Apr 4 Omarr Smith, American football defensive back, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 5 JoAnn Sevin, Dubois PA, air pistol (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 6 Andy Phillips, American Baseball Player
  • Apr 12 Giovanny Espinoza, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Charguayaco, Ecuador
  • Apr 12 Glenn Rogers, Australian-born Scottish cricketer, born in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 16 Fredrik Ljungberg, Swedish footballer, born in Vittsjö, Sweden
  • Apr 17 Pascal de Vries, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Apr 18 Dan Lacouture, NHL hockey player
  • Apr 19 Lucien Mettomo, Cameroonian footballer
  • Apr 19 Joe Beimel, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Dennys Reyes, Mexican baseball player
  • Apr 20 Lisa Ervin, American figure skater (US Nationals-4th-1992), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Apr 22 Mark van Bommel, Dutch footballer
  • Apr 23 Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player
  • Apr 23 Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer
  • Apr 24 Ryan Mitchell, Australian breaststroke swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Port Augusta, Australia
  • Apr 24 Carlos Beltrán, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 25 Marguerite Moreau, actress (Connie-Mighty Ducks, D2, D3)
  • Apr 25 Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
  • Apr 26 Kosuke Fukudome, Japanese baseball player
  • Apr 26 Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player
  • Apr 27 Khalid Zoubaa, French long-distance runner, born in Sète, Hérault
  • Apr 29 Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
  • May 2 Amy D'Entremont, American figure skater (1995 NE Jr champ), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • May 2 Luke Hudson, American baseball player, born in Fountain Valley, California
  • May 3 Ryan Dempster, Canadian baseball player, born in Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
  • May 3 Tyronn Lue, American basketball coach (NBA Championship 2016 Cleveland), born in Mexico, Missouri
  • May 4 Mariano Pernía, Argentine-Spanish footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • May 5 Tiffany Roberts, soccer midfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Petaluma, California
  • May 6 Shannon Shakespeare, Canadian 100m swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Mission, British Columbia
  • May 6 Trent Steed, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • May 6 Christophe Brandt, Belgian cyclist
  • May 7 Marko Milic, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • May 9 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • May 9 Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist
  • May 10 Amanda Borden, gymnast (World silver 94, Olympic gold 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • May 10 Henri Camara, Senegalese footballer
  • May 10 Nick Heidfeld, German Formula 1 driver
  • May 11 Janne Ahonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • May 11 Gonzalo Colsa, Spanish footballer
  • May 11 Pablo García, Uruguayan footballer
  • May 11 Victor Matfield, South African rugby union footballer
  • May 12 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • May 12 Graeme Dott, British snooker player
  • May 13 Diane Halber, figure skater (1996 National Collegiate champ), born in Torrance, California
  • May 13 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)
  • May 13 Robby Hammock, baseball player
  • May 14 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • May 14 Jayna Hefford, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • May 14 Roy Halladay, American baseball player
  • May 16 Jean-Sébastien Giguère, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Jere Michael, Aspen Colo, figure skater (1994 National Jr champ)
  • May 18 Lee Hendrie, English footballer
  • May 18 Danny Mills, English footballer
  • May 19 Manuel Almúnia, Spanish footballer
  • May 19 Brandon Inge, American baseball player
  • May 20 Leonardo Noeren Franco, Argentine footballer
  • May 20 Chad Muska, American Skateboarder for Element Skateboards
  • May 21 Quinton Fortune, South African footballer
  • May 21 Ricky Williams, American football player
  • May 22 Dre Bly, American Football Player
  • May 26 Luca Toni, Italian footballer
  • May 27 Abderrahmane Hammad, Algerian athlete
  • May 27 Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • May 29 Brent Roberts, Leesville La, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • May 29 Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • May 29 Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • May 30 Akwá, Angolan footballer
  • May 31 Joachim Olsen, Danish athlete
  • May 31 Moses Sichone, Zambian footballer
  • May 31 Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player
  • May 31 Phil Devey, Canadian baseball player
  • May 31 Domenico Fioravanti, Italian swimmer
  • May 31 Greg Leeb, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 1 Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • Jun 1 Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • Jun 3 Travis Hafner, American MLB first baseman (tied MLB record 6 grand slams 2006), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • Jun 3 Cris, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 3 Az-Zahir Hakim, American football player
  • Jun 3 Travis Hafner, American baseball player
  • Jun 4 Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 4 Alex Manninger, Austrian footballer
  • Jun 4 Quinten Hann, Australian former snooker player
  • Jun 5 Chantal Lefebvre, Ville LaSalle Que, ice dancer (1996 Canadians-2nd)
  • Jun 6 David Connolly, Irish footballer
  • Jun 7 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • Jun 7 Odalis Pérez, Dominican baseball player (Atlanta Braves, LA Dodgers), born in Las Matas de Farfán, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 8 Yvette Basting, Breda Neth, tennis star (1994 Futures-Flensberg-GER)
  • Jun 9 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jun 9 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 10 Mike Rosenthal, American football player, sports radio talk show host
  • Jun 11 Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • Jun 12 Andrea Schwartz, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Jun 13 Alexei Kariozhny, NHL forward (Team Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Jun 14 Chris McAlister, American football player

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Deaths in Sport