1957 in sports


1957 in sports

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Athletics

Marathon

* August 17 — flagicon|NED Enschede Marathon, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Piet Bleeker (NED) 2:32:39

* December 1 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Kurao Hiroshima (JPN) 2:21:40

Auto racing

*NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker
*Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks
*USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship
*Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina
*24 hours of Le Mans:
**the team of Ron Flockhart / Ivor Bueb won, driving a Jaguar D-Type
*Rally racing:
**the team of Erik Carlsson / Mario Pavoni won the Finland Car Rally driving a Saab 93
*Drag racing - George Dahir won the AHRA "Top Fuel" championship at the Nationals

Baseball

* January 5 - Jackie Robinson retires rather than move across town from the Dodgers to the Giants, to whom he had been traded in December.
*Roy Sievers lead American league with 42 home runs and 114 RBIs, for the last place Washington Senators.
*Cy Young Award: Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves
*World Series: Milwaukee Braves defeat New York Yankees four games to three.
*May 3 - Walter O'Malley, the owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, agrees to move the team from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.
*August 19- Horace Stoneham announces that the Giants are moving from New York to San Francisco, California.
* October 8 - Walter O'Malley announces that the Dodgers are going to move from Brooklyn, New York to Los Angeles, California.
* The Winnipeg Goldeyes win the Northern League championship.

Basketball

*NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
**North Carolina wins 54-53 over Kansas
* NBA Finals:
**Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis Hawks

* The tenth European basketball championship, Eurobasket 1957, is won by the Soviet Union.

Boxing

*September 23 - Carmen Basilio won the World Middleweight Championship by a 15 round decision over Sugar Ray Robinson.

Cycling

*Giro d'Italia won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
*Tour de France - Jacques Anquetil of France
*World Cycling Championship: Rik Van Steenbergen of Belgium

Figure skating

*World Figure Skating Championships:
**Men's champion: David Jenkins, United States
**Ladies' champion: Carol Heiss, United States
**Pair skating champions: Barbara Wagner & Robert Paul, Canada
**Ice dancing champions: June Markham & Courtney Jones, Great Britain


=Football (American)=

*NFL Championship: Detroit Lions won 59-14 over the Cleveland Browns.


=Football (Canadian)=

* Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats won 32-7 over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Football (soccer)

* European Cup - Real Madrid beat Fiorentina 2-0.

England

* First Division - Manchester United win the 1956-57 title.
* FA Cup - Aston Villa beat Manchester United 2-1.
*May 15 - Stanley Matthews makes his last England appearance

Golf

Men's professional
*April 4-7 - Masters Tournament - Doug Ford
*June 13-16 - U.S. Open - Dick Mayer
*July 2-5 - British Open - Bobby Locke
*July 21 - PGA Championship - Lionel Hebert
*PGA Tour money leader - Dick Mayer - $65,835
*Ryder Cup - Britain wins 7 1/2 to 4 1/2 over the United States in team golf.Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Reid Jack
*U.S. Amateur - Hillman RobbinsWomen's professional
*Women's Western Open - Patty Berg
*LPGA Championship - Louise Suggs
*June 27-30 - U.S. Women's Open - Betsy Rawls
*Titleholders Championship - Patty Berg
*LPGA Tour money leader - Patty Berg - $16,272


=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

*Australia - Melbourne Cup - Straight Draw
*Canada - Queen's Plate - Lyford Cay
*France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Oroso
*Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Ballymoss

*English Triple Crown Races:
*#2,000 Guineas Stakes - Crepello
*#Epsom Derby - Crepello
*#St. Leger Stakes - Ballymoss

*United States Triple Crown Races:
*#May 4 - Kentucky Derby - Iron Liege
*#Preakness Stakes - Bold Ruler
*#Belmont Stakes - Gallant Man


=Harness Racing=

*United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
*#Cane Pace - Torpid
*#Little Brown Jug - Torpid
*#Messenger Stakes - Meadow Lands

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

*Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
**Pacers: Radiant Venture

Ice Hockey

*Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

*Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings

*Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 1 over the Boston Bruins

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

*NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship - Colorado College Tigers defeat University of Michigan Wolverines 13-6 in Colorado Springs, CO

Snooker

*World Snooker Championship: John Pulman beats Jackie Rea 39-34

Tennis

*Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
*#Australian Open - Ashley Cooper
*#French Open - Sven Davidson
*#Wimbledon championships - Lew Hoad
*#US Open - Malcolm Anderson

*American Althea Gibson became the first black player to win a Wimbledon singles championship.
*Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
*#Australian Open - Shirley Fry
*#French Open - Shirley Bloomer
*#Wimbledon championships - Althea Gibson
*#US Open - Althea Gibson

*Davis Cup: Australia won 3-2 over the United States in world tennis.

Multi-sport events

* Pan Arab Games held in Beirut, Lebanon

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Ted Williams, Major League Baseball
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Althea Gibson, Tennis

Births

January

* January 1 — Ramaz Shengelia, Soviet soccer player
* January 5 — Karl Allgöwer, German soccer player
* January 6 — Nancy Lopez, American pro golfer
* January 11 — Darryl Dawkins, US basketball player
* January 11 — Bryan Robson, English soccer player and manager
* January 11 — José Reinaldo de Lima, Brazilian soccer player
* January 17 — Michel Vaarten, Belgian track and road cyclist
* January 19 — Steve Sampson, American soccer coach
* January 20 — Enrico Gilardi, Italian basketball player
* January 21 — Greg Ryan, American soccer coach
* January 22 — Mike Bossy, Canadian ice hockey player
* January 29 — Manuela Groß, German figure skater
* January 30 — Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
* January 31 — Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
* January 31 — Bojan Križaj, Slovakian alpine skier

February

* February 1 — Walter Schachner, Austrian soccer player and manager
* February 5 — Craig Wilson, American water polo player
* February 9 — Gordon Strachan, Scottish soccer player and manager
* February 18 — Marita Koch, East-German athlete
* February 20 — Dimitrios Delifotis, Greek long jumper
* February 26 — Connie Carpenter-Phinney, American cycle racer and speed skater
* February 26 — Joe Mullen, US ice hockey player and manager
* February 26 — Keena Rothhammer, US freestyle swimmer
* February 28 — Lyudmila Butuzova, Soviet high jumper
* February 28 — Jan Ceulemans, Belgian soccer player and manager

March

* March 4 — Giorgio Lalle, Italian breaststroke swimmer
* March 6 — Yoshiyuki Matsuoka, Japanese judoka
* March 6 — Juan Roldán, Argentinian boxer
* March 12 — Patrick Battiston, French soccer player
* March 12 — Bruce Bickford, American long-distance runner
* March 21 — Marja Wokke, Dutch marathon runner
* March 22 — Urpo Pikkupeura, Finnish ice speed skater
* March 23 — Sosthenes Bitok, Kenyan long-distance runner
* March 24 — Roderik Bouwman, Dutch field hockey player
* March 24 — Miro Zalar, Slovenian-Swedish pole vaulter
* March 28 — Chris Maddocks, British race walker
* March 30 — Douglas Burke, American water polo player
* March 31 — Tsendiin Damdin, Mongolian judoka

April

* April 2 — Beth Beglin, American field hockey player
* April 6 — Gail Amundrud, Canadian freestyle swimmer
* April 6 — Coby van Baalen, Dutch equestrian
* April 6 — Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker
* April 6 — Dick Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch water polo player and coach
* April 9 — Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer
* April 12 — María Ángeles Rodríguez, Spanish field hockey player
* April 15 — Evelyn Ashford, US athlete
* April 25 — Bernard Rajzman, Brazilian volleyball player
* April 25 — Theo de Rooy, Dutch cyclist and cycling manager
* April 26 — Nery McKeen, Cuban middle-distance runner
* April 27 — Eric Bristow, British darts player
* April 27 — Konrad Dobler, German long-distance runner
* April 29 — Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower
* April 30 — Tony Rogers, New Zealand middle distance runner

May

* May 5 — Aad van Mil, Dutch water polo player
* May 6 — Orlando Gatinchi, Puerto Rican breaststroke swimmer
* May 7 — Sinjin Smith, American volleyball player
* May 9 — Fulvio Collovati, Italian soccer player
* May 10 — Phil Mahre, American alpine skier
* May 14 — David Westcott, British field hockey player and cricketer
* May 16 — Joan Benoit, American marathon runner
* May 16 — Antonio Maceda, Spanish soccer player
* May 18 — Herbert Bauch, East German boxer
* May 18 — Carlos Berrocal, Puerto Rican swimmer
* May 19 — Bill Laimbeer, US basketball player
* May 21 — Susan Woodstra, American volleyball player
* May 22 — Jan Jaap Korevaar, Dutch water polo player
* May 27 — Duncan Goodhew, British swimmer
* May 28 — Kirk Gibson, US baseball player
* May 30 — Allison Roe, New Zealand long-distance athlete

June

* June 3 — Horst-Ulrich Hänel, German field hockey player
* June 12 — Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
* June 13 — Rinat Dasaev, Soviet soccer goalkeeper
* June 16 — Adri van Tiggelen, Dutch soccer player
* June 27 — Gabriella Dorio, Italian athlete
* June 28 — Mike Skinner, US Craftsman Truck racer
* June 30 — Bradley Cooper, Bahamian discus thrower and shot putter
* June 30 — Sterling Marlin, US autocar racer

July

* July 2 — Paul "Bubli" Chohan, Indian-born field hockey player of Canada
* July 2 — Bret Hart, American wrestler
* July 8 — Christophe Roger-Vasselin, French tennis player
* July 9 — George Nagy, Canadian swimmer
* July 12 — Jozsef Csuhay, Hungarian soccer player
* July 13 — Thierry Boutsen, Belgian race driver
* July 16 — Wlodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player
* July 23 — István Lévai, Hungarian boxer
* July 25 — Steve Podborski, Canadian alpine skier
* July 29 — Nellie Kim, gymnast
* July 30 — Nery Pumpido, Argentinian soccer player

August

* August 4 — Hilbert van der Duim, Dutch speed skater
* August 4 — John Wark, Scottish football (soccer) player
* August 10 — Imre Kiss, Hungarian football (soccer) goalkeeper
* August 16 — Mark and Michael Evans, Canadian rowers
* August 17 — Robin Cousins, British figure skater
* August 18 — Agberto Guimarães, Brazilian middle-distance runner
* August 18 — Jan Jalocha, Polish football (soccer) player
* August 19 — Gianni Davito, Italian high jumper
* August 20 — Oscar Arizaga, Peruvian football (soccer) player
* August 25 — Paweł Skrzecz, Polish boxer
* August 27 — Bernhard Langer, German golfer
* August 27 — Wiljon Vaandrager, Dutch rower

eptember

* September 4 — Gidamis Shahanga, Tanzanian long-distance runner
* September 5 — Marcelo Garraffo, Argentine field hockey player
* September 5 — Peter Winnen, Dutch cyclist
* September 6 — Ron Berteling, Dutch ice hockey player and manager
* September 6 — Luis Rosendo Ramos, Mexican road bicycle racer
* September 11 — Preben Elkjær Larsen, Danish soccer player
* September 12 — Eleoncio Mercedes, Dominican boxer (d. 1985)
* September 17 — Kyoji Yamawaki, Japanese gymnast
* September 21 — Ulf Ekstrand, Swedish ice speed skater
* September 21 — Ignacio Escamilla, Mexican freestyle swimmer
* September 21 — Sidney Moncrief, US basketball player
* September 22 — Lex Bos, Dutch field hockey goalkeeper
* September 22 — Mark Johnson, US ice hockey player
* September 22 — Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
* September 24 — Wolfgang Wolf, German soccer player and manager
* September 26 — Klaus Augenthaler, German soccer player and manager
* September 27 — Harald Schmid, German athlete
* September 29 — David Grylls, American track cyclist

October

* October 3 — Adolfo Horta, Cuban boxer
* October 4 — Michael Anthony, Guyanese boxer
* October 4 — Robin Wilson, New Zealand field hockey player
* October 7 — Jayne Torvill, British figure skater
* October 8 — Astrid Benöhr, German triathlete
* October 8 — Antonio Cabrini, Italian soccer player
* October 8 — Pamela Spencer, American high jumper
* October 9 — Vitaly Daraselia, Soviet soccer player
* October 9 — Dionisio Quintana, Cuban javelin thrower
* October 10 — Art Boileau, Canadian long-distance runner
* October 10 — Robert Cattrall, British field hockey player
* October 13 — Eduardo Malasquez, Peruvian soccer player
* October 16 — Cathy Baker, New Zealand field hockey player
* October 18 — Jane Goulding, New Zealand field hockey player
* October 18 — Payao Pooltarat, Thai boxer (d. 2006)
* October 22 — Dumitru Cipere, Romanian boxer
* October 22 — Hassan Sardar, Pakistani field hockey player
* October 23 — Graham Rix, English soccer player and manager
* October 27 — Glenn Hoddle, English soccer player and manager

November

* November 2 — Rita Crockett, American volleyball player
* November 5 — Patrick Burrows, Canadian field hockey defender
* November 10 — Jodi Anderson, American heptathlete
* November 11 — Vladimir Pleshakov, Soviet field hockey player
* November 14 — Karen Shelton, American field hockey player
* November 16 — Mark Nenow, American long-distance runner
* November 20 — Stefan Bellof, German racecar driver (d. 1985)
* November 30 — Laura Mulhall, Argentine field hockey goalkeeper

December

* December 2 — Randy Gardner, US pairs figure skating champion
* December 5 — Patriz Ilg, German athlete
* December 5 — Charlene Morett, American field hockey player
* December 5 — Paul Steele, Canadian rower
* December 6 — Louis Jani, Canadian judoka
* December 8 — José Luis González, Spanish middle-distance runner
* December 9 — Sheryl Johnson, American field hockey player
* December 9 — José Salazar, Venezuelan triple jumper
* December 18 — Fieke Boekhorst, Dutch field hockey player
* December 19 — Kevin McHale, US basketball player
* December 20 — Hisatoshi Shintaku, Japanese long-distance runner
* December 22 — Anders Eklund, Swedish heavyweight boxer
* December 23 — Rob Barel, Dutch triathlete
* December 25 — Guy Vandersmissen, Belgian soccer player
* December 26 — Anne Quist, Dutch rower
* December 27 — James Sanford, American track and field sprinter
* December 31 — Fabrizio Meoni, Italian motor cyclist (d. 2005)

Deaths

* January 31 — John Marshall (26), Australian freestyle swimmer (b. 1930)
*May — Len Eshmont, American football player with San Francisco 49ers
* May 31 — Johnny Kilbane (68), American featherweight boxer (b. 1889)
* June 13 — Irving Baxter (81), American athlete (b. 1876)
*July 3 — Dolf Luque, Major League Baseball player (1914-1935)
*October 22 — Bok de Korver (74), Dutch football (soccer) player (b. 1883)
*December 6 — Maurice Peeters, Dutch track cyclist (b. 1882)
*December 8 — Joep Packbiers (82), Dutch archer (b. 1875)


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