1976 in sports


1976 in sports

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Athletics

:"For an extensive coverage see 1976 in athletics (track and field)"

Marathon

* May — flagicon|USA Boston Marathon, Boston, United States
**Men's Winner: Jack Fultz (USA) 2:20:19

* July 31 — flagicon|CAN Olympic Marathon, Montreal, Canada
**Men's Winner: Waldemar Cierpinski (GDR) 2:09:55

* December 5 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Jerome Drayton (CAN) 2:12:35


=Auto Racing=

*Stock car racing:
**February 15 David Pearson won the Daytona 500 in a memorable last-lap duel with Richard Petty
**NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough
*Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford in a rain-shortened 255-mile event.
*USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship
*Formula One Championship:
**James Hunt of Britain
**Niki Lauda's famous accident occurred during the German Grand Prix at Nürburgring.
*24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Jacky Ickx / Gijs van Lennep won, driving a Porsche 936
*Rally racing - the team of Sandro Munari / Mario Manucci won the Monte Carlo Rally driving a Lancia Stratos HF
*Drag racing: Shirley Muldowney won "Top Fuel" at the NHRA World Finals
*Touring car racing: Bob Morris and John Fitzpatrick won the Bathurst 1000, driving a Holden Torana

Baseball

* April 25 - Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday rescues an American flag just as two protestors are about to burn it in the outfield during a game at Dodger Stadium.
* Sparky Lyle breaks Hoyt Wilhelm's American League record of 154 career saves.
* World Series: The Cincinnati Reds (aka the "Big Red Machine") sweep the New York Yankees, 4 games to 0, to win their second straight championship.

Basketball

*NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
**Indiana wins 86-68 over Michigan

*NBA Finals:
**Boston Celtics win 4 games to 2 over the Phoenix Suns

*1976 ABA Playoffs:
**New York Nets defeat Denver Nuggets 4 games to 2

*American Basketball Association merges with the National Basketball Association; Virginia Squires fold and Kentucky Colonels and Spirits of St. Louis are bought out

*October 26-Outdoor Basketball Association debuts

Boxing

*September 28 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York Muhammad Ali won a controversial 15-round decision over Ken Norton to keep his World Heavyweight title.
*October 8 in São Paulo, Brazil, former world featherweight champion Eder Jofre fought his last fight, outpointing Mexico's Octavio (Famoso) Gomez in ten rounds.

Cycling

*Giro d'Italia won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
*Tour de France - Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
*World Cycling Championship: Freddy Maertens of Belgium

Dogsled racing

*Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion:
**Gerald Riley won with lead dogs: "Puppy" & "Sugar"

Field Hockey

* Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Montreal, Canada
** Gold Medal: New Zealand
** Silver Medal: Australia
** Bronze Medal: Pakistan

* Women's World Cup in Berlin, West Germany
** Gold Medal: West Germany
** Silver Medal: Argentina
** Bronze Medal: The Netherlands

*March 13 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England beat Scotland 3-0.

Figure skating

*World Figure Skating Championships:
**Men's champion: John Curry, Britain
**Ladies' champion: Dorothy Hamill, United States
**Pair skating champions: Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev, Soviet Union
**Ice dancing champions: Lyudmila Pakhomova & Alexandr Gorshkov, Soviet Union


=Football (American)=

*Super Bowl X:January 18 Pittsburgh Steelers won 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys
*Pittsburgh Panthers are voted NCAA Football National Champions.
*Seattle Seahawks founded.

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Hawthorn wins the 80th VFL Premiership (Hawthorn 13.22 (100) d North Melbourne 10.10 (70))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Graham Moss (Essendon)


=Football (Canadian)=

* Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders won 23-20 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders
* Vanier Cup: Western Ontario Mustangs won 29-13 over the Acadia Axmen

Football (Soccer)

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*England - FA Cup: Southampton won 1-0 over Manchester United
*Italy - Torino win Serie A for the first time since the Superga air disaster wiped out the team 27 years before.
*1976 European Championship - Czechoslovakia beat West Germany 5-3 on penalties to win , after the game had ended 2-2 after extra time.

Golf

Men's professional
*April 8-11 - Masters Tournament - Raymond Floyd
*June 17-20 - U.S. Open - Jerry Pate
*July 7-10 - British Open - Johnny Miller
*August 13-16 - PGA Championship - Dave Stockton
*PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $266,439Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Dick Siderowf
*U.S. Amateur - Bill SanderWomen's professional
*LPGA Championship - Betty Burfeindt
*U.S. Women's Open - JoAnne Carner
*LPGA Tour money leader - Judy Rankin - $150,734, she is the first to ever earn more than $100,000 in a season.


=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

*Australia - Melbourne Cup - Van der Hum
*Canada - Queen's Plate - Norcliffe
*France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Ivanjica
*Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Malacate

*English Triple Crown Races:
*#2,000 Guineas Stakes - Wollow
*#Epsom Derby - Empery
*#St. Leger Stakes - Crow

*United States Triple Crown Races:
*#May 1 - Kentucky Derby - Bold Forbes
*#Preakness Stakes - Elocutionist
*#Belmont Stakes - Bold Forbes


=Harness Racing=

*United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
*#Cane Pace - Keystone Ore
*#Little Brown Jug - Keystone Ore
*#Messenger Stakes - Windshield Wiper

*United States Trotting Triple Crown races:
*#Hambletonian - Steve Lobell
*#Yonkers Trot - Steve Lobell
*#Kentucky Futurity - Quick Pay

*Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
**Pacers: Carclew
**Trotters: Bay Johnny

Ice Hockey

*Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens

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

*Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 0 over the Philadelphia Flyers

*World Hockey Championship:
** Men's champion: Czechoslovakia defeated the Soviet Union
*NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Golden Gophers defeat Michigan Technological University Huskies 6-4 in Denver, CO

Skiing

*Alpine Skiing
**The men's overall season champion: Ingemar Stenmark, Sweden
**The women's overall season champion: Rosi Mittermaier, W. Germany

Snooker

*World Snooker Championship: Ray Reardon beats Alex Higgins 27-16
*World rankings are introduced. Ray Reardon becomes the first world number one, for 1976/77.

Swimming

Events

*XXI Olympic Games, held in Montreal, Canada (July 18 – July 25)

Records

* August 14 — USA's Jonty Skinner sets the first official world record in the 50m freestyle at a swimming meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, clocking 23.86.

Tennis

*Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
*#Australian Open - Mark Edmondson
*#French Open - Adriano Panatta
*#Wimbledon championships - Björn Borg
*#US Open - Jimmy Connors

*Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
*#Australian Open - Evonne Goolagong Cawley
*#French Open - Sue Barker
*#Wimbledon championships - Chris Evert
*#US Open - Chris Evert

*Davis Cup: Italy wins 4-1 over Chile in world tennis.

Water polo

Men's Competition

* Olympic Games in Montréal, Canada
** Gold Medal: wp|HUN|1957
** Silver Medal: wp|ITA
** Bronze Medal: wp|NED

General sporting events

*1976 Summer Olympics takes place in Montreal, Canada
**USSR wins the most medals (125), and the most gold medals (49).

*1976 Winter Olympics takes place in Innsbruck, Austria
**USSR wins the most medals (27), and the most gold medals (13).

* Fifth Pan Arab Games held in Damascus, Syria

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: Bruce Jenner, Track and field
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Nadia Comaneci, Gymnastics
*ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Nadia Comaneci, Gymnastics

Births

January

* January 1 — Ikumi Narita, Japanese volleyball player
* January 2 — Danilo Di Luca, Italian cyclist
* January 4 — Erika Olivera, Chilean marathon runner
* January 4 — Ezequiel Paulón, Argentine field hockey defender
* January 5 — Bakhtiyar Tyleganov, Kazakhstani boxer
* January 6 — Melanie Clewlow, British field hockey player
* January 6 — Amy Gillett, Australian rower and cyclist (d. 2005)
* January 6 — Chun Lee-kyung, South Korean short track speed skater
* January 6 — Jeremy Linn, American swimmer
* January 7 — Vic Darchinyan, Armenian-born Australian boxer
* January 7 — Christoph and Markus Dieckmann, German beach volleyball players
* January 7 — Éric Gagné, Canadian baseball player
* January 8 — Ellen Wilson, American judoka
* January 10 — Remy Bonjasky, Surinam-born K1-fighter from The Netherlands
* January 11 — Bindi Kullar, Canadian field hockey player
* January 12 — Krešimir Čač, Croatian butterfly swimmer
* January 16 — Martina Moravcová, Slovak swimmer
* January 16 — Germán Orozco, Argentine field hockey defender
* January 18 — Lars Paaske, Danish badminton player
* January 20 — Fabio Bencivenga, Italian water polo player
* January 20 — Mónica Rueda, Spanish field hockey defender
* January 20 — Gretha Smit, Dutch speed skater
* January 21 — Erik Seegerer, Brazilian water polo player
* January 22 — Stefan van Dijk, Dutch cyclist
* January 23 — Phillip Boudreault, Canadian boxer
* January 29 — Karsten Kroon, Dutch cyclist
* January 31 — Simone Rosalba, Italian volleyball player

February

* February 2 — Steven Dewick, Australian backstroke swimmer
* February 2 — James Hickman, English swimmer
* February 3 — Cătălin Hâldan, Romanian football (soccer) player (d. 2000)
* February 4 — Alex Ottiano, American judoka
* February 5 — Sione Jongstra, Dutch triathlete
* February 5 — Attila Sávolt, Hungarian tennis player
* February 6 — Nelson Mora, Venezuelan swimmer
* February 8 — Sissy van Alebeek, Dutch female cyclist
* February 13 — Chantal de Bruijn, Dutch field hockey player
* February 14 — Frank Dehne, German volleyball player
* February 15 — Óscar Freire, Spanish cyclist
* February 16 — Xavier Ribas, Spanish field hockey defender
* February 16 — Tuomas Sammelvuo, Finnish volleyball player
* February 18 — Chanda Rubin, American tennis player
* February 22 — Sara Joya, Peruvian volleyball player
* February 23 — Ludwig Ortíz, Venezuelan judoka
* February 26 — Anna Bennett, English field hockey player
* February 26 — Cédric Michaud, French marathon speed skater
* February 26 — Attila Vári, Hungarian water polo player
* February 27 — Ludovic Capelle, Belgian cyclist
* February 28 — Adam Pine, Australian freestyle and butterfly swimmer

March

* March 1 — Valerio Vermiglio, Italian volleyball player
* March 4 — Hiram Bocachica, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player
* March 4 — Thierry Renaer, Belgian field hockey defender
* March 4 — Vic Wunderle, American archer
* March 5 — Wayne Denne, South African field hockey player
* March 5 — Sarunas Jasikevicius, Lithuanian basketball player
* March 5 — Sergey Mihaylov, Uzbek boxer
* March 6 — Antoine Dénériaz, French alpine skier
* March 7 — Agnaldo Nunes, Brazilian boxer
* March 9 — Anier García, Cuban athlete
* March 9 — Alexis Valido, Spanish volleyball player
* March 10 — Vanessa Atkinson, England-born Dutch squash player
* March 10 — Lieja Tunks, Dutch athlete
* March 11 — Carlos Teixeira, Portuguese volleyball player
* March 14 — Brendon Dedekind, South African swimmer
* March 14 — Sarah Ulmer, New Zealand cyclist
* March 17 — Álvaro Recoba, Uruguay football (soccer) player
* March 18 — James Salter, British freestyle swimmer
* March 19 — Mukhtarkhan Dildabekov, Kazakh boxer
* March 19 — Franziska Gude, German field hockey midfielder
* March 19 — Alessandro Nesta, Italian football (soccer) player
* March 20 — Julia Zwehl, German field hockey goalkeeper
* March 21 — Han Hyung-Bae, South Korean field hockey player
* March 22 — Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player
* March 23 — Marek Krawczyk, Polish breaststroke swimmer
* March 24 — Peyton Manning, American NFL player
* March 24 — Aaron Brooks, American NFL player
* March 25 — Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian heavyweight boxer
* March 26 — Jorge Lencina, Argentine judoka
* March 26 — Sara Gross, Canada-born British triathlete
* March 26 — Maddalena Musumeci, Italian water polo player
* March 29 — Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
* March 29 — Jennifer Capriati, American tennis player
* March 30 — Daniyar Munaytbasov, Kazakhstani boxer
* March 31 — Graeme Smith, Scottish freestyle swimmer

April

* April 1 — Clarence Seedorf, Dutch football (soccer) player
* April 2 — Rory Sabbatini, South African golfer
* April 3 — Nicolas Escudé, French tennis player
* April 5 — Aleksei Budõlin, Estonian judoka
* April 5 — Kim Collins, Saint Kitts and Nevis athlete
* April 5 — Selim Palyani, Turkish boxer
* April 5 — David Staniforth, South African field hockey goalkeeper
* April 6 — Therese Crawford, American volleyball player
* April 8 — Tieme Klompe, Dutch football (soccer) player
* April 9 — Yevgeniya Yermakova, Kazakhstani freestyle swimmer
* April 10 — John van Lottum, Dutch tennis player
* April 13 — Nami Miyazaki, Japanese field hockey goalkeeper
* April 13 — Yosvany Despaigne, Cuban judoka
* April 14 — Baeden Choppy, Australian field hockey striker
* April 18 — Andrew Ilie, Romanian-born tennis player from Australia
* April 20 — Big Ben, world champion show-jumping horse
* April 21 — Toshiaki Kurasawa, Japanese swimmer
* April 23 — Dirk van 't Klooster, Dutch baseball player
* April 23 — Valeska Menezes, Brazilian volleyball player
* April 24 — Steve Finnan, Irish football (soccer) player
* April 25 — Tim Duncan, American basketball player
* April 25 — Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
* April 26 — Wijan Ponlid, Thai boxer
* April 26 — Peter Short, Canadian field hockey player
* April 27 — Olaf Tufte, Norwegian rower
* April 27 — Walter Pandiani, Uruguay football (soccer) player
* April 28 — Sylwia Nowak, Polish figure skater

May

* May 1 — Patricia Stokkers, Dutch swimmer
* May 3 — Juan Pablo Hourquebie, Argentine field hockey defender
* May 5 — Maria Marques, Brazilian water polo player
* May 6 — Adam Commens, Australian field hockey midfielder and coach
* May 6 — Ivan de la Peña, Spanish football (soccer) player
* May 8 — Kim Christiansen, Norwegian snowboarder
* May 9 — Manuela Leggeri, Italian volleyball player
* May 9 — Mitesh Patel, New Zealand field hockey player
* May 10 — Romain Barnier, French freestyle swimmer
* May 13 — Hamid Ait Bighrade, Moroccan boxer
* May 13 — Bobbi Jo Steadward, Canadian field hockey defender
* May 15 — Tyler Walker, American baseball player
* May 17 — Daniel Komen, Kenyan runner
* May 17 — Kirsten Vlieghuis, Dutch freestyle swimmer
* May 20 — Naoko Imoto, Japanese freestyle swimmer
* May 21 — Graham Dunlop, Scottish field hockey player
* May 24 — Noémi Tóth, Hungarian-Italian water polo player
* May 25 — Stefan Holm, Swedish athlete
* May 27 — Bianca Netzler, Australian field hockey player
* May 28 — Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast
* May 29 — Sergei Liakhovich, Belarusian boxer
* May 30 — Roar Ljokelsoy, Noweigian ski jumper
* May 30 — Tomás Aldazabal, Cuban volleyball player
* May 31 — Mashona Washington, American tennis player

June

* June 1 — Niniwa Roberts, New Zealand field hockey striker
* June 1 — Lars Conrad, German freestyle swimmer
* June 3 — Jens Kruppa, German swimmer
* June 4 — Nenad Zimonjić, Serbian tennis player
* June 6 — Hamza Yerlikaya, Turkish Greco-Roman style wrestler
* June 7 — Carmen Chalá, Ecuadorian judoka
* June 8 — Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player
* June 8 — Hisato Yasui, Japanese freestyle swimmer
* June 8 — Jennifer Rodriguez, Cuban-American speed skater
* June 8 — Josep Sánchez, Spanish field hockey player
* June 9 — Laurence Godfrey, British archer
* June 13 — Mark Versfeld, Canadian backstroke swimmer
* June 16 — Hanna Jaltner, Swedish breaststroke swimmer
* June 17 — Carolina Pascual, Spanish rhythmic gymnast
* June 17 — Jenny Pavley, American beach volleyball player
* June 21 — Sander van der Weide, Dutch field hockey player
* June 22 — Bulcsú Székely, Hungarian water polo player
* June 23 — Edwin Kempes, Dutch tennis player
* June 23 — Paola Suarez, Argentine tennis player
* June 23 — Patrick Vieira, French football (soccer) player
* June 25 — Michelle Bowyer, Canadian field hockey forward
* June 25 — Neil Walker, American swimmer
* June 27 — Alvydas Duonėla, Lithuanian flatwater canoer
* June 28 — Shinobu Asagoe, Japanese tennis player
* June 28 — Fuad Aslanov, Azerbaijani boxer

July

* July 1 — Patrick Kluivert, Dutch football (soccer) player
* July 1 — Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch football (soccer) player
* July 2 — Derya Büyükunçu, Turkish backstroke and butterfly swimmer
* July 2 — Riley Salmon, American volleyball player
* July 4 — Marcelo Romero, Uruguay football (soccer) player
* July 5 — Nuno Gomes, Portuguese football (soccer) player
* July 5 — Brent Livermore, Australian field hockey midfielder
* July 6 — Nikki Hudson, Australian field hockey striker
* July 7 — Luis Pedro Suela, Spanish volleyball player
* July 9 — Jochem Uytdehaage, Dutch speed skater
* July 15 — Roberto Seabra, Brazilian water polo player
* July 16 — Anna Smashnova, Belarusian-born tennis player from Israel
* July 17 — Dimitar Stilianov, Bulgarian boxer
* July 22 — Moira Senior, New Zealand field hockey striker
* July 23 — Judit Polgár, Hungarian chess player
* July 25 — Carlos Barreto, Venezuelan boxer (d. 1999)
* July 30 — Renata Kolbovic, Czech-Canadian tennis player
* July 30 — Angel Matías, Puerto Rican volleyball player
* July 31 — Louise Jöhncke, Swedish swimmer
* July 31 — Paulo Wanchope, Costarican football (soccer) player

August

* August 2 — Reyes Estévez, Spanish athlete
* August 3 — Pavel Pimienta, Cuban volleyball player
* August 4 — Paul Goldstein, American tennis player
* August 6 — Zoila Barros, Cuban volleyball player
* August 6 — Luke Milligan, English tennis player
* August 7 — Neisser Bent, Cuban backstroke swimmer
* August 7 — Timme Hoyng, Dutch field hockey player
* August 9 — Rogier Wassen, Dutch tennis player
* August 12 — Yoichi Kato, Japanese volleyball player
* August 12 — Baljit Singh Saini, Indian field hockey player
* August 13 — Roman Yakovlev, Russian volleyball player
* August 15 — Boudewijn Zenden, Dutch football (soccer) player
* August 17 — Yaser Shigan, Syrian boxer
* August 18 — Thomas Malchow, US swimmer
* August 18 — Lee Seung-Yeop, South Korean baseball player
* August 23 — LaTasha Colander, US track and field sprint athlete
* August 23 — Edinanci Silva, Brazilian judoka
* August 24 — Shamek Pietucha, Polish-Canadian butterfly swimmer
* August 25 — Céline Lebrun, French judoka
* August 26 — Sébastien Vieilledent, French rower
* August 27 — Carlos Moya, Spanish tennis player
* August 27 — Mark Webber, Australian Formula 1-driver
* August 29 — Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish football (soccer) player
* August 29 — Chris Renaud, Canadian backstroke swimmer
* August 30 — Aoibhinn Grimes, Canadian field hockey forward
* August 30 — Victor Rivera, Puerto Rican volleyball player

eptember

* September 1 — Ivano Brugnetti, Italian race walker
* September 3 — Suzy Powell, American discus thrower
* September 6 — Francisco Sánchez, Venezuelan swimmer
* September 7 — Carmel Bakurski, Australian field hockey player
* September 7 — Alain Roca, Cuban volleyball player
* September 8 — Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player
* September 10 — Gustavo Kuerten, Brazilian tennis player
* September 10 — Reinder Nummerdor, Dutch volleybal player
* September 12 — Jolanda Čeplak, Slovenian middle distance athlete
* September 12 — Hanka Pachale, German volleyball player
* September 14 — Joshua Ilika, Mexican swimmer
* September 22 — Ronaldo, Brazilian football (soccer) player
* September 23 — James Nation, New Zealand field hockey player
* September 23 — Valeriy Sydorenko, Ukrainian boxer
* September 25 — Melissa Collins, Canadian water polo player
* September 26 — Michael Ballack, German footballer (soccer player)
* September 26 — Jean-François Marceau, Canadian judoka
* September 27 — Francesco Totti, Italian football (soccer) player
* September 29 — Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist
* September 29 — Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football (soccer) player

October

* October 2 — Anita Kulcsár, Hungarian handball player (d. 2005)
* October 2 — Angus Shelford, New Zealand boxer
* October 3 — Tommy Kafri, Hungary-born track and field athlete from Israel
* October 3 — Denys Sylant'yev, Ukrainian swimmer
* October 4 — Danilo Ikodinović, Serbian water polo player
* October 4 — Kjell Schneider, German beach volleyball player
* October 5 — Giulio and Nicola Ciotti, Italian high jumpers
* October 6 — Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov, Russian boxer
* October 8 — Galo Blanco, Spanish tennis player
* October 8 — Renate Groenewold, Dutch ice speed skater
* October 10 — Bob Burnquist, Brazilian skateboarder
* October 12 — Gabriel Arteaga, Cuban judoka
* October 12 — Julie Towers, Australian field hockey player
* October 16 — Marcela Acuña, Argentine female boxer
* October 14 — Nataša Kejžar, Slovenian swimmer
* October 17 — Máximo Rigondeaux, Cuban javelin thrower
* October 18 — Kjell Carlström, Finnish cyclist
* October 19 — Chris DeBow, American field hockey defender
* October 19 — Ranjeev Deol, Canadian field hockey player
* October 19 — Ryuji Imada, Japanese golfer
* October 20 — Vanessa Menga, Brazilian tennis player
* October 22 — Alexander Abt, Russian figure skater
* October 23 — Julie Howard, Canadian swimmer
* October 26 — Jeremy Wotherspoon, Canadian speed skater
* October 26 — Corrie de Bruin, Dutch discus thrower
* October 28 — Tatsuaki Egusa, Japanese judoka

November

* November 4 — Alexander Popp, British-born tennis player
* November 6 — Atsushi Fujita, Japanese long-distance runner
* November 7 — Mark Philippoussis, Australian tennis player
* November 7 — Zahir Raheem, American boxer
* November 8 — Sylvia Karres, Dutch field hockey player
* November 13 — Bob de Jong, Dutch ice speed skater
* November 13 — Albina Akhatova, Russian biathlete
* November 13 — Dmitry Dorofeyev, Russian ice speed skater
* November 14 — Jesse Brinkley, American boxer
* November 14 — Ramon Delgado, Paraguayan tennis player
* November 15 — Jessica Amey, Canadian butterfly swimmer
* November 16 — Martijn Zuijdweg, Dutch swimmer
* November 18 — Matt Welsh, Australian swimmer
* November 22 — Kate Barber, American field hockey player
* November 24 — Bernice Orwig, American water polo player
* November 26 — Kelson Santos, Brazilian boxer
* November 27 — David Abrard, French butterfly swimmer
* November 28 — Gordan Kožulj, Croatian swimmer
* November 29 — Lindsay Benko, American swimmer
* November 30 — Bogdan Dobrescu, Romanian boxer
* November 30 — Gail Miller, Australian water polo player

December

* December 1 — Jackson Kabiga, Kenyan long-distance runner
* December 5 — Suk Jin-Wook, South Korean volleyball player
* December 6 — Eduardo Aguilar, Spanish field hockey midfielder
* December 6 — Paola Paggi, Italian volleyball player
* December 11 — László Bodrogi, Hungarian cyclist
* December 11 — Timmy Simons, Belgian football player
* December 14 — Petter Hansson, Swedish football player
* December 14 — Peter Gade, Danish badminton player
* December 15 — Kanako Omura, Japanese volleyball player
* December 15 — Miki Sasaki, Japanese volleyball player
* December 18 — Jaime King, British breaststroke swimmer
* December 18 — Kathrine Maaseide, Norwegian beach volleyball player
* December 19 — Redouane Bouchtouk, Moroccan boxer
* December 19 — Theo Lucius, Dutch football player
* December 20 — Jordi Casas, Spanish field hockey player
* December 22 — Patrick Heuscher, Swiss beach volleyball player
* December 22 — Stephen Mowlam, Australian field hockey goalkeeper
* December 23 — Joanna Hayes, American athlete
* December 24 — Marion Rodewald, German field hockey defender
* December 25 — Daniëlle Bekkering, Dutch marathon speed skater
* December 25 — Percy Isenia, Dutch baseball player
* December 28 — Trond Nymark, Norwegian race walker
* December 29 — Timothy Cherigat, Kenyan long-distance runner
* December 30 — Hadi Al Somayli, Saudi Arabian athlete
* December 30 — Rhoshii Wells, American boxer

Deaths

* January 5 — Károly Takács (65), Hungarian pistol shooter (b. 1910)
*January 18 – Ad Verhoeven, Dutch football (soccer) player
*February 2 – Harry Elliott, English cricket wicketkeeper (b. 1891)
*March 6 – Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom, American boxer and actor (b. 1903)
*March 11 – Larry Gardner, Major League Baseball player (1908-1924)
*May 22 – Oscar Bonavena, Argentinian heavyweight boxer (b. 1942)
*May 30 – Max Carey, Major League Baseball player (1910-1929)
*June 15 – Jimmy Dykes, Major League Baseball player (1918-1939)
* June 22 — Tibor Csík (48), Hungarian boxer (b. 1927)
*July 5 — Kevin O'Halloran (39), Australian freestyle swimmer (b. 1937)
*September 25 – Red Faber, Major League Baseball, pitcher (1914-1933)


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