1975 in sports

1975 in sports

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Athletics

:"For an extensive coverage see 1975 in athletics (track and field)"

Marathon

*August 30 — flagicon|NED Enschede Marathon, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Ron Hill (ENG) 2:15:59

*October 20 — flagicon|MEX Pan American Games Marathon, Mexico City, Mexico
**Men's Winner: Rigoberto Mendoza (CUB) 2:25:03

*December 7 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Jerome Drayton (CAN) 2:10:09

World Records

*August 12 — New Zealand's John Walker set a new world record in Gothenburg, Sweden, becoming the first man to break 3:50 for the mile when he clocked 3:49.4.


=Auto Racing=

*Stock car racing:
**Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500
**NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty
*Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser
*USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship
*Formula One Championship - Niki Lauda of Austria
*24 hours of Le Mans:
**the team of Jacky Ickx / Derek Bell won, driving a Mirage GR8
*Rally racing - the team of Sandro Munari / Mario Manucci won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Lancia Stratos HF
*Drag racing - Don Garlits won the NHRA "Top Fuel" championship.

Baseball

*January 23: Slugger Ralph Kiner is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

*September 16: Pirates second baseman Rennie Stennett ties Wilbert Robinson's ML record, set June 10, 1892, by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game. He scored five of his club's runs in a 22–0 massacre of the Cubs, a major-league record for the biggest score in a shutout game in the 20th century.

*World Series: Cincinnati Reds win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox. Often described as one of the most memorable of all World Series.

Basketball

*April 9 - Asia's first professional basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association played its first game at the Araneta Coliseum.

*Darryl Dawkins becomes the first NBA player drafted out of high school.

*NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
**UCLA wins 92-85 over Kentucky in John Wooden's final game as Bruins coach.

*NBA Finals:
**Golden State Warriors win 4 games to 0 over the Washington Bullets

*1975 ABA Finals:
**Kentucky Colonels defeat Indiana Pacers 4 games to 1

Boxing

*October 1 in Manila, Philippines Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier to maintain the Heavyweight Championship of the world. Known as the "Thrilla In Manila", many regard it as the greatest fight in boxing history.

Cricket

*1975 Cricket World Cup, the first to be held. West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs.

Cycling

*Giro d'Italia won by Fausto Bertoglio of Italy
*Tour de France - Bernard Thévenet of France
*World Cycling Championship: Hennie Kuiper of Netherlands

Dogsled racing

*Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion:
**Emmitt Peters won with lead dogs: "Nugget" & "Digger"

Field Hockey

*Men's World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
** Gold Medal: India
** Silver Medal: Pakistan
** Bronze Medal: West Germany

*Pan American Games (Men's Competition) in Mexico City, Mexico
** Gold Medal: Argentina
** Silver Medal: Canada
** Bronze Medal: Mexico

*March 8 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England beat Wales 2-0.

Figure skating

*World Figure Skating Championships:
**Men's champion: Sergey Nikolayevich Volkov, Soviet Union
**Ladies' champion: Dianne de Leeuw, Netherlands
**Pair skating champions: Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev, Soviet Union
**Ice dancing champions: Irina Moiseyeva & Andrei Minenkov, Soviet Union


=Football (American)=

*Super Bowl IX: Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-6 over the Minnesota Vikings
*Oklahoma Sooners - college football championship.

Football (Australian rules football)

*Victorian Football League
**North Melbourne wins the 79th VFL Premiership (North Melbourne 19.8 (122) d Hawthorn 9.13 (67))
**Brownlow Medal awarded to Gary Dempsey (Footscray)

Football (Canadian football)

*Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos won 9-8 over the Montreal Alouettes
*Vanier Cup: Ottawa Gee-Gees won 14-9 over the Calgary Dinos

Football (Soccer)

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*Brazil - Internacional wins the Campeonato Brasileiro
*England - the League Championship: Derby County took the title for the second time in four seasons, finishing two points clear of Liverpool and Ipswich Town.
*England - FA Cup: West Ham United beat Fulham 2-0 at Wembley Stadium in front of 100,000 people. Alan Taylor was the scorer of both goals.
*England - League Cup: Aston Villa beat Norwich City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium.
*European Cup: Bayern Munich defeated Leeds United 2-0 in a controversial final at the Parc des Princes, Paris.
*European Cup Winners Cup: Dynamo Kiev beat Ferencvaros 3-0 in Basle, Switzerland.
*UEFA Cup: Borussia Mönchengladbach beat FC Twente 5-1 on aggregate, with a leg played at each team's home stadium.

Golf

Men's professional
*April 10-13 - Masters Tournament - Jack Nicklaus
*June 19-23 - U.S. Open - Lou Graham
*July 9-13 - British Open - Tom Watson
*August 7-10 - PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
*PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $298,149
*Ryder Cup - United States wins 21-11 over Britain & Ireland in team golf.Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Vinny Giles
*U.S. Amateur - Fred RidleyWomen's professional
*LPGA Championship - Kathy Whitworth
*U.S. Women's Open - Sandra Palmer
*LPGA Tour money leader - Sandra Palmer - $76,374


=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

*July 6 - In what was billed as the "Battle of the sexes," Kentucky Derby winner, Foolish Pleasure went head to head in a match race against the undefeated filly, Ruffian. In the lead, Ruffian broke a leg and after an unsuccessful operation to save her, the horse most believe to be the greatest thoroughbred filly ever, was humanely put down.

*Australia - Melbourne Cup - Think Big
*Canada - Queen's Plate - L'Enjoleur
*France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Star Appeal
*Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Grundy

*English Triple Crown Races:
*#2,000 Guineas Stakes - Bolkonski
*#Epsom Derby - Grundy
*#St. Leger Stakes - Bruni

*United States Triple Crown Races:
*#May 3 - Kentucky Derby - Foolish Pleasure
*#Preakness Stakes - Master Derby
*#Belmont Stakes - Avatar


=Harness Racing=

*United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
*#Cane Pace - Nero
*#Little Brown Jug - Seatrain
*#Messenger Stakes - Bret's Champ

*United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
*#Hambletonian - Bonefish
*#Yonkers Trot
*#Kentucky Futurity

*Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
**Pacers: Young Quinn

Ice Hockey

*Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins.

*Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers

*Stanley Cup - Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2

*World Hockey Championship:
** Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia

*SM-liiga, the Finnish professional ice hockey league, launched its first season 1975-1976
*NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship: Michigan Technological University Huskies defeat University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Golden Gophers 6-1 in St. Louis, MO

Lacrosse

*The National Lacrosse League of 1974 and 1975 play their 2nd and last season.
*The Quebec Caribous defeat the Montreal Québécois 4 games to 2 to win the National Lacrosse League (1974-75) Championship.
*The Vancouver­ Burrards win the Mann Cup.
*The Windsor Warlocks win the Founders Cup.
*The Peterborough Gray Munros win the Minto Cup.

Orienteering

* First Ski Orienteering World Championships held in Hyvinkää, Finland.

Skiing

*Alpine Skiing
**The men's overall season champion: Gustav Thöni, Italy
**The women's overall season champion: Annemarie Pröll, Austria

Snooker

*World Snooker Championship: Ray Reardon beats Eddie Charlton 31-30

Swimming

* The second FINA World Championships held in Cali, Colombia

Tennis

*Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
*#Australian Open - John Newcombe
*#French Open - Björn Borg
*#Wimbledon championships - Arthur Ashe
*#US Open - Manuel Orantes

*Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
*#Australian Open - Evonne Goolagong
*#French Open - Chris Evert
*#Wimbledon championships - Billie Jean King
*#US Open - Chris Evert

*Davis Cup: Sweden wins 3-2 over Czechoslovakia in world tennis.
*18 year old Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia announces her defection to the United States of America

Volleyball

*Asian Championship in Melbourne, Australia
**Men's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vb|JPN
***Silver Medal: vb|KOR
***Bronze Medal: vb|CHN
**Women's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vbw|JPN
***Silver Medal: vbw|KOR
***Bronze Medal: vbw|CHN
*European Championship in Yugoslavia
**Men's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vb|URS
***Silver Medal: vb|POL
***Bronze Medal: vb|YUG
**Women's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vbw|URS
***Silver Medal: vbw|HUN|1957
***Bronze Medal: vbw|GDR
*Pan American Games in Mexico City, Mexico
**Men's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vb|CUB
***Silver Medal: vb|BRA
***Bronze Medal: vb|MEX
**Women's Tournament
***Gold Medal: vbw|CUB
***Silver Medal: vbw|PER
***Bronze Medal: vbw|MEX

Water Polo

*Men's World Championship in Cali, Colombia
** Gold Medal: wp|URS
** Silver Medal: wp|HUN|1957
** Bronze Medal: wp|ITA

General sporting events

* Seventh Pan American Games held in Mexico City, Mexico

* Seventh Mediterranean Games held in Algiers, Algeria

* Eighth Summer Universiade held in Rome, Italy

* Eighth Winter Universiade held in Livigno, Italy

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Fred Lynn, Major League Baseball
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Chris Evert, Tennis

Births

January

*January 1 — Chris Anstey, Australian basketball player
*January 1 — Skippy Hamahona, New Zealand field hockey player
*January 3 — Lisa Misipeka, Samoan athlete
*January 4 — Bevan Hari, New Zealand field hockey striker
*January 6 — Daniela Krukower, Argentine judoka
*January 6 — Ricardo Santos, Brazilian beach volleyball player
*January 12 — Marina Akobia, Russian water polo player
*January 13 — Tom Becker, Australian baseball player
*January 13 — Nicolae Ivan, Romanian freestyle swimmer
*January 15 — Mary Pierce, Canadian-born French tennis player
*January 19 — Natalie Cook, Australian beach volleyball player
*January 21 — Willem Korsten, Dutch football player
*January 22 — Alexandre Guerassimov, Russian volleyball player
*January 25 — Martin Laciga, Swiss beach volleyball player
*January 29 — Hendrik Dreekmann, German tennis player
*January 29 — Elena Urkizu, Spanish field hockey defender
*January 30 — Magnus Bäckstedt, Swedish cyclist
*January 30 — Giacomo Galanda, Italian basketball player
*January 30 — Leondino Giombini, Italian volleyball player
*January 30 — Botond Storcz, Hungarian canoer
*January 31 — Neville Godwin, South African tennis player

February

*February 1 — Ekaterini Thanou, Greek athlete
*February 2 — Sergey Filimonov, Kazakh weightlifter
*February 2 — Björn Michel, German field hockey player
*February 2 — Robert van der Zant, Australian medley swimmer
*February 3 — David Burke, English boxer
*February 4 — Denis Pimankov, Russian swimmer
*February 5 — Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch football (soccer) player
*February 6 — Simon Dahl, Swedish beach volleyball player
*February 6 — Brett Hawke, Australian swimmer
*February 6 — Alexandr Maletin, Russian boxer
*February 7 — Elizaveta Tichtchenko, Russian volleyball player
*February 8 — Clarence Acuña, Chilean football (soccer) player
*February 9 — Kurt Asle Arvesen, Norwegian cyclist
*February 9 — Viktor Tchistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete
*February 10 — Hiroki Kuroda, Japanese baseball pitcher
*February 11 — Pedro Emanuel, Angolan football (soccer) player
*February 11 — Chuck Watanabe, kayaker
*February 15 — Jens Knippschild, German tennis player
*February 16 — Casey Barrett, Canadian butterfly swimmer
*February 19 — Mohamed Aly, Egyptian boxer
*February 19 — Art Binkowski, Polish-born Canadian heavyweight boxer
*February 20 — Maria Liktoras, Polish volleyball player
*February 21 — Tuomas Ketola, Finnish tennis player
*February 23 — Wilbert Pennings, Dutch high jumper
*February 24 — Markus Egger, Swiss beach volleyball player
*February 25 — Simone Cercato, Italian swimmer
*February 25 — Hercules Kyvelos, Canadian boxer
*February 26 — Cindy Werley, American field hockey player

March

*March 3 — Alejandro Bermúdez, Colombian swimmer
*March 3 — Robin D'Abreo, Indian-born Canadian field hockey player
*March 4 — Myrna Veenstra, Dutch field hockey player
*March 6 — Richard Lambourne, American volleyball player
*March 6 — Minouche Smit, Dutch freestyle and medley swimmer
*March 7 — Clair Fearnley, Australian athlete
*March 8 — Eva Celbová, Czech beach volleyball player
*March 9 — Roy Makaay, Dutch football player
*March 12 — Camila Pedrosa, Brazilian water polo player
*March 12 — Attila Zubor, Hungarian freestyle swimmer
*March 13 — Stefan Aartsen, Dutch butterfly swimmer
*March 14 — Dimitri Markov, Belorussian-born Australian athlete
*March 16 — Keiko Miura, Japanese field hockey player
*March 19 — Jingyi Le, Chinese freestyle swimmer
*March 21 — Mariusz Siembida, Polish backstroke swimmer
*March 21 — Aleksey Yegorov, Kazakhstani-Russian freestyle swimmer
*March 21 — Mark Williams, British snooker player
*March 23 — Rita Grande, Italian tennis player
*March 24 — Sarah Jamieson, Australian athlete
*March 24 — Thomas Johansson, Swedish tennis player
*March 24 — Arūnas Savickas, Lithuanian swimmer
*March 26 — Guus Vogels, Dutch field hockey goalkeeper
*March 29 — Jan Bos, Dutch speed skater and cyclist

April

*April 1 — Magdalena Maleeva, Bulgarian tennis player
*April 1 — Kristine Quance, American breaststroke and medley swimmer
*April 3 — Koji Uehara, Japanese professional baseball pitcher
*April 3 — Yoshinobu Takahashi, Japanese professional baseball player
*April 4 — Faustino Reyes, Spanish boxer
*April 5 — Nicole Dryden, Canadian backstroke and freestyle swimmer
*April 5 — Tonton Semakala, Zaire-born boxer from Sweden
*April 10 — Suzie Muirhead, New Zealand field hockey defender
*April 11 — Suzu Chiba, Japanese freestyle swimmer
*April 11 — Cédric Taymans, Belgian judoka
*April 13 — Torsten Spanneberg, German swimmer
*April 14 — Adam Basil, Australian athlete
*April 16 — Flávio Canto, Brazilian judoka
*April 17 — Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
*April 18 — Francien Huurman, Dutch volleyball player
*April 19 — Bram Lomans, Dutch field hockey player
*April 19 — Rikke Olsen, Danish female badminton player
*April 21 — Danyon Loader, New Zealand swimmer
*April 27 — Kazuyoshi Funaki, Japanese ski jumper
*April 29 — Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Polish sailor
*April 29 — Volodymyr Nikolaychuk, Ukrainian backstroke swimmer

May

*May 1 — Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon football player (d. 2003)
*May 2 — David Beckham, English footballer
*May 2 — Murray Burdan, New Zealand freestyle and butterfly swimmer
*May 4 — Diana Weavers, New Zealand field hockey defender
*May 7 — Roxana Maracineanu, French backstroke swimmer
*May 8 — Pablo Olmedo, Mexican distance runner
*May 9 — Marieke Wijsman, Dutch ice speed skater
*May 10 — Hélio Castroneves, Brazilian Indy Car driver
*May 12 — Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union player
*May 14 — Nicki Sørensen, Danish cyclist
*May 14 — Christopher Wreh, Liberian footballer
*May 16 — Simon Whitfield, Olympic triathlon champion
*May 17 — Dinesh Nayak, Indian field hockey defender
*May 19 — Lazar Popovski, Macedonian kayaker
*May 20 — Mario Almada, Argentine field hockey player
*May 20 — Mariela Antoniska, Argentine field hockey goalkeeper
*May 20 — Paula Harmokivi, Finnish freestyle swimmer
*May 20 — Hwang Jong-Hyun, South Korean field hockey player
*May 22 — Pablo Chacón, Argentine boxer
*May 25 — Fabíola Molina, Brazilian swimmer
*May 25 — Carles Sans, Spanish water polo player
*May 26 — Alessandro Calcaterra, Italian water polo player
*May 26 — Carl Verheijen, Dutch speed skater
*May 28 — Marko Strahija, Croatian backstroke swimmer
*May 29 — Bianca Langham Pritchard, Australian field hockey player
*May 31 — Harold de Man, Dutch alpine skier

June

*June 3 — Lucilla Perrotta, Italian beach volleyball player
*June 8 — Svetlana Kuzina, Russian water polo player
*June 9 — Brian Magee, Northern Irish boxer
*June 9 — Carolyne Lepage, Canadian judoka
*June 10 — Pablo Meana, Argentine volleyball player
*June 11 — Evan Stewart, Zimbabwean diver
*June 13 — Stefan Hübner, German volleyball player
*June 16 — Asa Svensson, Swedish tennis player
*June 17 — Magnus Petersson, Swedish archer
*June 19 — Ed Coode, British rower
*June 19 — Alexandre Massura, Brazilian freestyle swimmer
*June 20 — Mehmet Uğur Taner, Turkish-American swimmer
*June 22 — Andreas Klöden, German cyclist
*June 23 — Jane Jamieson, Australian athlete
*June 23 — Chris Witty, American speed skater and cyclist
*June 25 — Juan Benavides, Spanish freestyle swimmer
*June 25 — Susan Chepkemei, Kenyan long-distance runner
*June 25 — Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player
*June 27 — Carlton Chambers, Canadian sprint athlete
*June 27 — Sarah Evanetz, Canadian butterfly swimmer
*June 27 — Dennis van der Geest, Dutch judoka
*June 27 — Ivette María, Spanish backstroke swimmer
*June 28 — Mercedes Margalot, Argentine field hockey defender
*June 29 — Laudelino Barros, Brazilian boxer
*June 29 — José Luis Moltó, Spanish volleyball player
*June 30 — Ralf Schumacher, German Formula 1-driver

July

*July 2 — Kate Fairweather, Australian archer
*July 2 — Olivier Sanou, Burkinan athlete
*July 5 — Hernán Crespo, Argentine football (soccer) player
*July 5 — Ai Sugiyama, Japanese tennis player
*July 6 — Nestor García, Uruguayan marathon runner
*July 11 — Rubén Baraja, Spanish football (soccer) player
*July 17 — Troy Amos-Ross, Canadian boxer
*July 20 — Nestor Khergiani, Georgian judoka
*July 21 — Victor Hugo Castro, Argentine boxer
*July 21 — Claudia Franco, Spanish freestyle swimmer
*July 22 — Pedro Monteiro, Brazilian butterfly swimmer
*July 27 — Angela Maurer, German long-distance swimmer
*July 27 — Alex Rodriguez, American baseball player
*July 28 — Yoav Meiri, Israeli butterfly swimmer
*July 28 — Shinako Tanaka, Japanese beach volleyball player
*July 31 — Andrew Hall, South African cricketer

August

*August 1 — Bogdan Ţărus, Romanian athlete
*August 2 — Mario González, Cuban breaststroke swimmer
*August 6 — Fumie Kurotori, Japanese medley swimmer
*August 11 — Enrique de la Fuente, Spanish volleyball player
*August 12 — Paul Gaudoin, Australian field hockey player
*August 12 — Taryn Woods, Australian water polo player
*August 13 — Paul Briggs, Australian boxer
*August 20 — Beatrice Caslaru, Romanian swimmer
*August 22 — Franco Squillari, Argentine tennis player
*August 25 — Hervé Nzelo-Lembi, Congolese football (soccer) player
*August 25 — Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer
*August 27 — Trent Durrington, Australian baseball player
*August 27 — Caryn Paewai, New Zealand field hockey player
*August 30 — Roberto Carretero, Spanish tennis player

eptember

*September 3 — Cristobal Huet, French ice hockey goaltender
*September 4 — Leyla Chihuán, Peruvian volleyball player
*September 4 — Julie Deiters, Dutch field hockey player
*September 6 — Ryoko Tani, Japanese judo competitor
*September 8 — Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player
*September 9 — Dorota Zagórska, Polish figure-skater
*September 10 — María del Mar Feito, Spanish field hockey forward
*September 11 — Diadenis Luna, Cuban judoka
*September 14 — Marian Simion, Romanian boxer
*September 15 — Robyn Ah Mow, American volleyball player
*September 15 — Tom Dolan, American swimmer
*September 15 — Jimy Szymanski, Venezuelan tennis player
*September 19 — Kentaro Asahi, Japanese volleyball player
*September 20 — Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian Formule 1-driver
*September 23 — Serguei Tetioukine, Russian volleyball player
*September 25 — Claire Taylor, English cricketer
*September 27 — Krzysztof Nowak, Polish football (soccer) player (d. 2005)
*September 28 — Lenny Krayzelburg, Ukrainian-born swimmer
*September 30 — Dennis Gentenaar, Dutch football (soccer) goalkeeper
*September 30 — Claudia Velásquez, Peruvian breaststroke swimmer

October

*October 3 — Ingrid Leijendekker, Dutch water polo player
*October 6 — Sona Novaková, Czech beach volleyball player
*October 7 — Nicol Pitro, German badminton player
*October 8 — Tatiana Grigorieva, Australian athlete and model
*October 11 — Luis Ernesto José, Dominican Republic boxer
*October 12 — Marion Jones, American athlete
*October 13 — Noam Behr, Israeli tennis player
*October 14 — Floyd Landis, American cyclist
*October 14 — Mark Siebeck, German volleyball player
*October 15 — Michael Brennan, Australian field hockey midfielder
*October 17 — Milagros Moy, Peruvian volleyball player
*October 20 — Nadine Kleinert, German shot putter
*October 21 — Ahmed Ismail, Egyptian boxer
*October 24 — Shane Hair, Australian athlete
*October 24 — Rolf Landerl, Austrian football (soccer) player
*October 29 — Conny Schmalfuss, German diver
*October 30 — Joanne Malar, Canadian swimmer
*October 31 — Jagan Hames, Australian athlete

November

*November 1 — Erben Wennemars, Dutch speed skater
*November 2 — Katsutoshi Tsumagari, Japanese volleyball player
*November 3 — Marta Domínguez, Spanish athlete
*November 4 — Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
*November 5 — Steven Küchler, German boxer
*November 7 — Mike Mintenko, Canadian freestyle and butterfly swimmer
*November 8 — Francia Jackson, Dominican Republic volleyball player
*November 11 — Mike Mahood, Canadian field hockey goalkeeper
*November 12 — Jason Lezak, Jewish-American swimmer
*November 14 — Gerritjan Eggenkamp, Dutch rower
*November 14 — Gabriela Szabo, Romanian track and field athlete
*November 15 — Francisco Osorio, Colombian boxer
*November 16 — Katia Benth, French sprinting athlete
*November 16 — Björn Emmerling, German field hockey player
*November 19 — Daniela Gattelli, Italian beach volleyball player
*November 22 — Ayelen Stepnik, Argentine field hockey player
*November 25 — Tom Wilkens, American swimmer
*November 28 — Dyana Calub, Australian backstroke swimmer

December

*December 1 — Felipa Palacios, Colombian track and field athlete
*December 1 — Sophia Skou, Danish swimmer
*December 3 — Nadine Neumann, Australian breaststroke swimmer
*December 5 — Ronnie O'Sullivan, British snooker player
*December 7 — José Anastácio de Albuquerque, Brazilian boxer
*December 9 — Ondřej Sosenka, Czech cyclist
*December 14 — Sukhbir Singh Gill, Indian field hockey midfielder
*December 17 — Tim Clark, South African golfer
*December 17 — Nick Farrell, Canadian boxer
*December 17 — André Heller, Brazilian volleyball player
*December 18 — Juan José Salvador, Spanish volleyball player
*December 18 — Vincent van der Voort, Dutch darts player
*December 23 — Robert Bartko, German track cyclist
*December 26 — Marcelo Ríos, Chilean tennis player
*December 27 — Patrick Paauwe, Dutch football (soccer) player
*December 30 — Tiger Woods, American golfer
*December 31 — Philip Singoei, Kenyan long-distance runner

Deaths

*January 5 – Don Wilson, American Major League Baseball pitcher (1966-1974)
*March 21 – Joe Medwick, American Major League Baseball player (1932-1948)
*April 4 – Sven Rydell, Swedish football (soccer) player (b. 1905)
*May 22 – Lefty Grove, American Major League Baseball pitching great (1925-1941)
*May 27 – Ezzard Charles, Heavyweight Boxing Champion
*June 4 – Wendell Ladner, American NBA basketball player
*June 28 — Serge Reding (33), Belgian weightlifter (b. 1941)
*July 7 – Ruffian, undefeated filly race horse who broke a leg during a match race the previous day and had to put down after an usuccessful operation
*August 4 — Sam Olij (74), Dutch heavyweight boxer (b. 1900)
*August 17 – Vladimir Kuts, Russian distance runner, Olympic gold medalist
*September 29 – Casey Stengel, American NY Yankees manager (1949-60)
*October 4 – May Sutton, US Open & Wimbledon tennis champion
*October 28 – Georges Carpentier (81), French boxer (b. 1894)
*November 29 – Graham Hill, F1 race car champion
*December 1 – Nellie Fox, American Major League Baseball player (1947-1965)


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