Events in Sport in 1964

  • Jan 1 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • Jan 1 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • Jan 1 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 5 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
  • Jan 13 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 13 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 14 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • Jan 15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • Jan 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jan 29 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • Jan 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
  • Feb 2 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 2 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 9 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12 End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Feb 17 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
  • Feb 25 Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) TKOs Sonny Liston in 7 for his first world heavyweight championship title
  • Feb 29 Frank Rugani sets badminton shuttlecock distance record, 24.3 m
  • Feb 29 NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime
  • Mar 5 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr, announces a baseball team is moving there
  • Mar 6 Boxer Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and its leader Elijah Muhammad renames him Muhammad Ali
  • Mar 7 11th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59
  • Mar 16 Paul Hornung & Alex Karras reinstated in NFL after 1 year suspension
  • Mar 21 26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83
  • Mar 21 UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)
  • Mar 21 118th Grand National: Willie Robinson aboard Team Spirit
  • Mar 22 Carol Mann wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open Invitational
  • Apr 5 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 28th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 276

  • Apr 12 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • Apr 17 1st game at Shea Stadium, NY Mets lose to Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 19 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Apr 20 68th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium in 2:19:59
  • Apr 21 Pirates & Cubs combine for 9 HRs, Pirates win 8-5
  • Apr 23 Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0
  • Apr 25 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 26 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • May 2 90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00
  • May 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Clifford Ann Creed Golf Invitational
  • May 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Squirt Ladies' Golf Open Invitational
  • May 15 Sporting Portugal win 4th European Cup Winner's Cup against MTK Budapest of Hungry 1-0 at Antwerp (replay)
  • May 16 89th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8
  • May 17 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open Invitational
  • May 17 Phillies triple play Houston Colt .45s

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 17 First Tim Horton's coffee and donut shop opens in Hamilton, Ontario by NHL player Tim Horton

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton

  • May 20 Buster Mathis defeats Joe Fraizer to qualify for US Olympic team
  • May 23 Dale Greig runs female marathon world record (3:27:45)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open Invitational

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • May 24 Panic in Lima Peru soccer stadium, kills 300
  • May 27 9th European Cup: Internazionale beats Real Madrid 3-1 at Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins in 3:23:35.813 (237.137 km/h)

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • May 30 63rd Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

May 30 63rd Women's French Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • May 31 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • May 31 SF Giants beat NY Mets, 8-6, in 23 innings (2nd game) (7 hrs 32 mins)
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 3rd no-hitter beats Phil Phillies, 3-0
  • Jun 4 Test Cricket debut of Geoff Boycott v Australia at Trent Bridge, 48
  • Jun 6 96th Belmont: Manuel Ycaza aboard Quadrangle wins in 2:28.6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament

  • Jun 13 Basil Heatley runs world record marathon (2:13:55)
  • Jun 14 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jun 19 Cambuur Leeuwarden BVO soccer team forms in Leeuwarden
  • Jun 20 64th US Golf Open: Ken Venturi shoots a 278 at Congressional CC MD
  • Jun 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • Jun 21 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • Jun 21 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid
  • Jun 28 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
  • Jul 3 78th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Stolle (64 12-10 46 63)
  • Jul 4 71st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno beats Margaret Court (64 79 63)
  • Jul 7 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
  • Jul 7 All star MVP: John Callison (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jul 10 93rd British Golf Open: Tony Lema shoots a 279 at St Andrews
  • Jul 12 19th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright
  • Jul 14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • Jul 19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • Jul 19 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 21 Mildred Simpson runs female world record marathon (3:19:33)
  • Jul 26 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open
  • Aug 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open
  • Aug 5 Ford Frick says he will not run for another term as Commissioner of Baseball
  • Aug 7 31st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chicago 28, All-Stars 17 (65,000)
  • Aug 9 Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Waterloo Women's Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 9 Bunning continues pitching perfectly to NY Mets until 2 outs in 5th, when Joe Christopher beats out a bunt. He totals 15 innings

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 12 Mickey Mantle switch-hits HR record 10th & final time in a game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 14 Bo Belinsky is suspended after attacking sportswriter Braven Dyer
  • Aug 15 Fred Trueman takes 300th Test Cricket wicket (Neil Hawke)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Aug 15 Phillies triple-play NY Mets
  • Aug 15 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 3½"
  • Aug 16 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Omaha Jaycee Golf Open Invitational
  • Aug 17 Boycott scores his 1st Test Cricket century, 113 v Aust at the Oval
  • Aug 18 South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
  • Aug 20 Rex Sellers bowls 5-1-17-0 v India in only Test Cricket innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Yankee Phil Linz plays harmonica on bus despite Yogi Berra's orders

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Aug 23 Marilynn Smith wins Albuquerque Professional Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Aug 23 St Louis Cards are 11 games back in NL, & win World Series
  • Aug 29 On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)
  • Aug 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Riverside Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 1 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • Sep 7 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Valhalla Golf Open
  • Sep 12 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4½"

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 13 Mary Mills wins LPGA Eugene Ladies' Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Sep 13 84th U.S. Men's National Championship: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 78th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Carole Caldwell Graebner (6-1, 6-0)
  • Sep 17 Mickey Mantle gets hits #1999, 2000 & 2001 & his 450th HR
  • Sep 21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • Sep 21 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • Sep 26 Braves (25) & Phillies (18) set record by using 43 players in 9 inn
  • Sep 27 Despite 3 HRs by Johnny Callison, Phils are 14-8 losers to Braves
  • Sep 27 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Visalia Ladies' Golf Open
  • Sep 27 Phillies 7th straight loses sends them into 2nd place
  • Sep 28 53rd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (3-2)
  • Oct 2 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)
  • Oct 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • Oct 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • Oct 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • Oct 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series
  • Oct 17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra
  • Oct 18 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Oct 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • Oct 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • Oct 24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 24 Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • Oct 25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 25 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Oct 25 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • Oct 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan
  • Nov 1 George Blanda of Houston throws NFL record 37 passes in 68 attempts
  • Nov 1 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 3 Philadelphia voters approve $25 million to build a new sports stadium
  • Nov 7 NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966
  • Nov 7 18th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 27-22 in College Park
  • Nov 8 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open
  • Nov 10 Braves sign a 25-year lease to play in the new Atlanta stadium
  • Nov 13 Bob Petit (St Louis Hawks) becomes 1st NBAer to score 20,000 points

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Nov 14 Detroit Red Wings Gordie Howe sets NHL record 627th career goal

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Nov 15 Ajax soccer star Johan Cruijff debuts against GVAV

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 15 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Nov 15 Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro
  • Nov 22 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mary Mills Miss Gulf Coast Golf Invitational
  • Nov 24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • Nov 24 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
  • Nov 26 29th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham
  • Nov 28 52nd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 34-24
  • Nov 28 1965 NFL Draft: Tucker Frederickson from Auburn University first pick by New York Giants
  • Dec 1 Houston Colt .45s change name to Astros
  • Dec 4 Baseball approves a free-agent draft
  • Dec 4 Commissioner's office given full powers in baseball disputes
  • Dec 4 Test Cricket debut of Ian Chappell, v Pakistan MCG, 11, 0-49, 0-31
  • Dec 12 Cleveland Browns' Frank Ryan sets club record of 5 TD passes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 13 Shirley Englehorn & Sam Snead wins Haig & Haig Mixed Foursome Golf

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Dec 26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 20-7 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 27 Cleveland Browns beat Balt Colts 27-0 in NFL championship game