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Athletics

:"For an extensive coverage see 1973 in athletics (track and field)"

Marathon

* September 1 — flagicon|NED Enschede Marathon, Netherlands
**Men's Winner: Ron Hill (ENG) 2:18:06

* December 2 — flagicon|JPN Fukuoka Marathon, Japan
**Men's Winner: Frank Shorter (USA) 2:11:45


=Auto Racing=

* Open wheel racing
** Formula One Championship: Drivers Championship won by Jackie Stewart and Constructors Championship won by Lotus-Ford
** Indianapolis 500: Won by Gordon Johncock
** USAC Championship Car Series: Won by Roger McCluskey
* Stock car/touring car racing
** NASCAR championship won by Benny Parsons (singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver at the Daytona 500)
** 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of Henri Pescarolo / Gérard Larrousse won, driving a Matra MS670B
* Rally racing
** World Rally Championship for Manufacturers: Won by Alpine Renault (1973 is the inaugural season for the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile's new World Rally Championship series)
* Drag racing
** NHRA Supernationals: Top Fuel won by Don Garlits
** NHRA Top Fuel championship: Dragster champion was Jerry Ruth and Funny Car champion was Frank Hall

Baseball

*January 18: Orlando Cepeda signs with the Boston Red Sox, making him the first player signed by a team "specifically to be a" designated hitter.

* The American League uses the designated hitter rule for the first time. Ron Blomberg is the first player to bat as a DH.

*World Series: Oakland Athletics won 4 games to 3 over the New York Mets

Basketball

*NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship:
**UCLA wins 87-66 over Memphis State. Bill Walton of UCLA scored 44 points in the Championship game.

*NBA Finals:
**New York Knicks won 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers

*1973 ABA Finals:
**Indiana Pacers defeat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3

Boxing

*January 22 - George Foreman beats Joe Frazier by a knockout in two rounds to lift the world's Heavyweight championship from Frazier. It is HBO Boxing's first telecast.

Cycling

*Tour de France - Luis Ocaña of Spain
*World Cycling Championship: Felice Gimondi, of Italy

Dogsled racing

*Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Champion:
**Dick Wilmarth won with lead dog: "Hotfoot"

Field Hockey

* Men's World Cup in Amstelveen, The Netherlands
** Gold Medal: The Netherlands
** Silver Medal: India
** Bronze Medal: West Germany

*March 10 - In an international women's hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England are beaten by Ireland 2-1.

Figure skating

*World Figure Skating Championships:
**Men's champion: Ondrej Nepela, Czechoslovakia
**Ladies' champion: Karen Magnussen, Canada
**Pair skating champions: Irina Rodnina & Alexander Zaitsev, Soviet Union
**Ice dancing champions: Lyudmila Pakhomova & Alexandr Gorshkov, [Sam Hermon rocks


=Football (American)=

*O.J. Simpson becomes the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season.

*Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins won 14-7 over the Washington Redskins to complete the only unbeaten NFL season

Football (Australian rules football)

* Victorian Football League
** Richmond wins the 77th VFL Premiership (Richmond 16.20 (116) d Carlton 12.14 (86))
** Brownlow Medal awarded to Keith Greig (North Melbourne)


=Football (Canadian)=

*Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders win 22-18 over the Edmonton Eskimos
*Vanier Cup: St. Mary's Huskies win 14-6 over the McGill Redmen

Football (Soccer)

::"For an extensive coverage see 1973 in football (soccer)"
*Brazil - Palmeiras wins the Campeonato Brasileiro
*England - FA Cup: Sunderland wins 1-0 over Leeds United
* 1 January 1973, Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Derby between Hearts and Hibernian played at Tynecastle ends in a 7-0 victory for Hibernian.
*The Greek national football team loses 14-0 at home to the Guinea-Bissau U17 side.
*Rangers F.C win European Cup Winners Cup, after beating Moscow Dynamo 3-2.

Golf

Men's professional
*April 5-9 - Masters Tournament - Tommy Aaron
*June 14-7 - U.S. Open - Johnny Miller
*July 11-14 - British Open - Tom Weiskopf
*August 9-12 - PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus
*PGA Tour money leader - Jack Nicklaus - $308,362
*Ryder Cup - United States won 19-13 over Britain & Ireland in team golf.Men's amateur
*British Amateur - Dick Siderowf
*U.S. Amateur - Craig StadlerWomen's professional
*June 7-10 - LPGA Championship - Mary Mills
*July 19-22 - U.S. Women's Open - Susie Berning
*LPGA Tour money leader - Kathy Whitworth - $82,864


=Thoroughbred Horse Racing=

*Australia - Melbourne Cup - Gala Supreme
*Canada - Queen's Plate - Royal Chocolate
*France - Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe - Rheingold
*Ireland - Irish Derby Stakes - Weaver's Hall

*English Triple Crown Races:
*#2,000 Guineas Stakes - Mon Fils
*#Epsom Derby - Morston
*#St. Leger Stakes - Peleid

*Secretariat, ridden by jockey Ron Turcotte, becomes the first horse in 25 years to win the United States Triple Crown Races:
*#May 5 - Kentucky Derby - Secretariat
*#Preakness Stakes - Secretariat
*#Belmont Stakes - Secretariat


=Harness Racing=

*United States Pacing Triple Crown races:
*#Cane Pace - Smog
*#Little Brown Jug - Melvin's Woe
*#Messenger Stakes - Valiant Bret

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

*Australian Inter Dominion Harness Racing Championship:
**Pacers: Hondo Grattan
**Trotters: Precocious

Ice Hockey

*Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Phil Esposito, Boston Bruins

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

*Stanley Cup - Montreal Canadiens defeat the Chicago Black Hawks 4 games to 2

*World Hockey Association:
*AVCO Cup - New England Whalers defeat the Winnipeg Jets 4 games to 1 for first league championship.

*World Hockey Championship:
** Men's champion: Soviet Union defeated Sweden
*NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship: University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers defeat University of Denver Pioneers 4-2 in Boston, MA

Radiosport

* Seventh Amateur Radio Direction Finding European Championship held in Komló, Hungary.
* First ARRL 10 Meter Contest held in December.

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 38-32

Swimming

* The first FINA World Championships held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Tennis

*Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
*#Australian Open - John Newcombe
*#French Open - Ilie Năstase
*#Wimbledon - Jan Kodeš
*#US Open - John Newcombe

*Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
*#Australian Open - Margaret Court
*#French Open - Margaret Court
*#Wimbledon - Billie Jean King
*#US Open - Margaret Court

*Davis Cup: Australia wins 5-0 over the United States in world tennis.
* Men and women players receive equal prize money at the US Open
* September 20 - In the famed Battle of the sexes at Houston's Astrodome - Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in 3straight sets.

Water Polo

* Men's World Championship in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
** Gold Medal: wp|HUN|1957
** Silver Medal: wp|URS
** Bronze Medal: wp|YUG

General sporting events

* Second All-Africa Games held in Lagos, Nigeria

* Seventh Summer Universiade held in Moscow, Soviet Union

Awards

*Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year: O.J. Simpson, National Football League
*Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year: Billie Jean King, Tennis

Births

January

* January 2 — Roman Karmazin, Russian boxer
* January 3 — Robert Baird, Canadian medley swimmer
* January 3 — Chris Woodruff, American tennis player
* January 5 — Giacomo Giretto, Italian volleyball player
* January 6 — Vasso Karadassiou, Greek beach volleyball player
* January 7 — Marek Bílek, Czech discus thrower
* January 7 — Rafael Dudamel, Venezuelan football (soccer) goalkeeper
* January 8 — Robert Braknis, Canadian backstroke swimmer
* January 10 — Keiichi Kawanaka, Japanese butterfly swimmer
* January 11 — Sarah Forbes, Canadian field hockey goalkeeper
* January 11 — Rahul Dravid, Indian cricketer
* January 13 — Dana Anderson, Canadian field hockey player
* January 14 — Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian Formula 1-driver
* January 14 — Clarinda Sinnige, Dutch field hockey goalkeeper
* January 15 — Tomáš Galásek, Czech football (soccer) player
* January 16 — Nathalie Giguère, Canadian breaststroke swimmer
* January 16 — Somluck Kamsing, Thai boxer
* January 17 — Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican football (soccer) player
* January 17 — Katrin Meißner, East German freestyle swimmer
* January 18 — Regilio Vrede, Dutch football (soccer) player
* January 18 — Erle Wiltshire, Australian-Burmese boxer
* January 19 — Wang Junxia, Chinese long-distance runner
* January 19 — Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer
* January 21 — Liset Castillo, Cuban basketball player
* January 22 — Mukhran Vakhtangadze, Georgian wrestler
* January 23 — Federico de Beni, Italian road bicycle racer
* January 24 — Ralf Braun, German backstroke swimmer
* January 25 — Nagore Gabellanes, Spanish field hockey player
* January 25 — Irina Lashko, Russian-born Australian diver
* January 25 — Elsbeth Vink, Dutch cyclist

February

* February 1 — Michael Joyce, American tennis player
* February 2 — Jarosław Lewak, Polish judoka
* February 4 — Oscar de la Hoya, American boxer
* February 5 — Marty O'Donnell, Canadian boxer
* February 5 — Deng Yaping, Chinese table tennis player
* February 10 — Gunn-Rita Dahle, Norwegian mountain biker
* February 12 — Laurens Looije, Dutch athlete
* February 12 — Gianni Romme, Dutch speed skater
* February 13 — Bas Roorda, Dutch football goalkeeper
* February 15 — Francesco Ingargiola, Italian long-distance runner
* February 15 — Amy Van Dyken, American swimmer
* February 16 — Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete
* February 18 — Claude Makélélé, French football (soccer) player
* February 18 — Mirjam Overdam, Dutch waterpolo player
* February 19 — Robert Grzegorczyk, Polish figure skater
* February 19 — Trine Hansen, Danish rower
* February 22 — Shota Arveladze, Georgian football player
* February 22 — Philippe Gaumont, French professional road cyclist
* February 24 — Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey rightwinger
* February 24 — Vsevolods Zeļonijs, Latvian judoka
* February 25 — Gerard Wiekens, Dutch football player
* February 26 — Jenny Thompson, American swimmer
* February 26 — Marshall Faulk, American football player
* February 28 — Eric Lindros, Canadian ice hockey player
* February 28 — Natalya Safronnikova, Belarusian athlete

March

* March 1 — Herbert Dercksen, Dutch sailor
* March 2 — Max van Heeswijk, Dutch cyclist
* March 2 — Romāns Vainšteins, Latvian cyclist
* March 3 — Sean Campbell, Canadian field hockey player
* March 6 — Silvia Manrique, Spanish field hockey player
* March 7 — Wang Manli, Chinese speed skater
* March 8 — Jill Brukman, South African backstroke and medley swimmer
* March 8 — Jeroen Delmee, Dutch field hockey player
* March 9 — Maximiliano Caldas, Argentine field hockey defender
* March 9 — Danny Green, Australian boxer
* March 9 — Jakob Piil, Danish cyclist
* March 13 — Edgar Davids, Dutch football player
* March 13 — Allison Higson, Canadian breaststroke and freestyle swimmer
* March 13 — Nicole Schnyder-Benoit, Swiss beach volleyball player
* March 16 — Fernando Platas, Mexican diver
* March 17 — Daniel Ballart, Spanish water polo player
* March 20 — Javier Arnau, Spanish field hockey player
* March 24 — Mette Jacobsen, Danish freestyle and butterfly swimmer
* March 27 — Rui Jorge, Portuguese football player
* March 28 — Luis Adrian Morejon, Ecuadorian tennis player
* March 29 — Brad Bridgewater, American swimmer
* March 29 — Marc Overmars, Dutch football player
* March 30 — Simon Mason, English field hockey goalkeeper

April

* April 3 — Christopher Reitz, German field hockey goalkeeper
* April 4 — Peter Hoekstra, Dutch football (soccer) player
* April 5 — Kristin Topham, Canadian freestyle and butterfly swimmer
* April 6 — Edith van Dijk, Dutch long distance swimmer
* April 8 — Patrik Isaksson, Swedish breaststroke swimmer
* April 8 — Nicholas Tongue, New Zealand freestyle swimmer
* April 9 — Bart Goor, Belgian football player
* April 10 — Roberto Carlos, Brazilian football player
* April 10 — Andrew Clayton, British freestyle swimmer
* April 11 — Jerine Fleurke, Dutch volleybal player
* April 11 — Olivier Magne, French rugby union player
* April 11 — Vasa Mijić, Serbian volleyball player
* April 12 — Roberto Ayala, Argentine football player
* April 12 — Lionel Roux, French tennis player
* April 13 — Nicolas Jalabert, French cyclist
* April 14 — Tammy Cole, Australian field hockey player
* April 15 — Jeroen Dubbeldam, Dutch horse rider
* April 15 — Emanuel Rego, Brazilian beach volleyball player
* April 17 — Leandro Baccaro, Argentine field hockey player
* April 17 — Kenneth Carlsen, Danish tennis player
* April 18 — Haile Gebreselassie, Ethiopian long distance track and road running athlete
* April 19 — Carlos Carreño, Spanish volleyball player
* April 19 — George Gregan, Zambia-born Australian rugby union scrum half
* April 19 — Tzipora Obziler, Israeli tennis player
* April 22 — Mohamed Elsayed, Egyptian boxer
* April 22 — Christian Giantomassi, Italian boxer
* April 24 — Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
* April 25 — Paige Gordon, Canadian diver
* April 26 — Stephanie Graf, Austrian middle distance athlete
* April 26 — Lee Woon-Jae, South Korean football (soccer) player
* April 29 — Tessa Appeldoorn, Dutch rower
* April 29 — Miguel Ángel Falasca, Spanish volleyball player
* April 30 — Michael Blaudzun, Danish cyclist

May

* May 1 — Oliver Neuville, German football player
* May 2 — Richard Schuil, Dutch volleybal player
* May 3 — Michael Reiziger, Dutch football player
* May 3 — Peter Windt, Dutch field hockey player
* May 4 — Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine football player
* May 5 — Jana Vollmer, Czech-German beach volleyball player
* May 6 — Zsuzsanna Szabó, Hungarian pole vaulter
* May 7 — Paolo Savoldelli, Italian cyclist
* May 8 — Wolf Wigo, American water polo player
* May 9 — Tegla Loroupe, Kenyan long-distance track and road runner
* May 9 — Oscar Ortiz, Mexican tennis player
* May 9 — Kellie Suttle, American pole vaulter
* May 10 — Wayne Mardle, English darts player
* May 10 — Rüştü Reçber, Turkish football player
* May 11 — Britta Becker, German field hockey player
* May 12 — Kira Bulten, Dutch swimmer
* May 13 — Mike Beres, Canadian badminton player
* May 14 — Mike van de Goor, Dutch volleybal player
* May 17 — Frédéric Havas, French volleyball player
* May 19 — Dario Franchitti, Scottish automobile racer
* May 22 — Tatiana Petrova, Russian water polo player
* May 24 — Karim Alami, Moroccan tennis player
* May 25 — Josée Corbeil, Canadian volleyball player
* May 25 — Daniel Málek, Czech breaststroke swimmer
* May 25 — Marco Meoni, Italian volleyball player
* May 28 — Alberto Berasategui, Spanish tennis player
* May 28 — Nery Kennedy, Paraguayan javelin thrower
* May 29 — Malcolm Allen, Australian freestyle swimmer
* May 31 — Dominique van Roost, Belgian tennis player
* May 31 — Kate Howey, British judoka

June

* June 1 — Fred Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
* June 1 — Jeff Schiebler, Canadian long-distance runner
* June 2 — Teófilo Ferreira, Brazilian freestyle swimmer
* June 2 — Marko Kristal, Estonian football midfielder
* June 2 — Anja Smolders, Belgian athlete
* June 4 — Lourdes Becerra, Spanish swimmer
* June 4 — Greg van Hest, Dutch athlete
* June 4 — Alexandra Verbeek, Dutch sailor
* June 5 — Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
* June 7 — Luizão Correa, Brazilian beach volleyball player
* June 10 — Natalia Via Dufresne, Spanish sailor
* June 10 — Aleksey Khovrin, Kazakhstani freestyle swimmer
* June 11 — Nicole van Hooren, Dutch badminton player
* June 12 — Daron Rahlves, American alpine skier
* June 13 — Gabriella Csépe, Hungarian breaststroke swimmer
* June 14 — Alex Calatrava, German-born tennis player from Spain
* June 15 — Vanina Oneto, Argentine field hockey player
* June 16 — Jan Maarten Heideman, Dutch marathon skater
* June 16 — Nikos Machlas, Greek football player
* June 17 — Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
* June 18 — Baljit Singh Dhillon, Indian field hockey midfielder
* June 21 — Alyson Annan, Australian field hockey player
* June 27 — Simon Archer, British badminton player
* June 28 — Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer player
* June 29 — George Hincapie, American cyclist
* June 30 — Koichi Nishimura, Japanese volleyball player

July

* July 1 — Denislav Kalchev, Bulgarian swimmer
* July 5 — Marcus Allbäck, Swedish football player
* July 8 — Hideko Hiranaka, Japanese medley swimmer
* July 11 — Albert Guardado, American boxer
* July 11 — Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
* July 11 — Joeri Stoffels, Dutch waterpolo player
* July 12 — Christian Vieri, Italian football player
* July 13 — Craig Parnham, English field hockey defender
* July 13 — Kátia Lopes, Brazilian volleyball player
* July 14 — Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
* July 14 — Maider Tellería, Spanish field hockey player
* July 16 — Stefano Garzelli, Italian cyclist
* July 20 — Peter Forsberg, Swedish ice hockey player
* July 21 — Sun Caiyun, Chinese pole vaulter
* July 21 — Stephen Clarke, Canadian swimmer
* July 21 — Mandy Wötzel, German figure skater
* July 25 — Carolijn Brouwer, Dutch-born Belgian sailor
* July 26 — Jean-François Bergeron, Canadian boxer
* July 27 — Niki Jenkins, Canadian judoka
* July 27 — David McLellan, Canadian freestyle swimmer
* July 30 — Andrea Gaudenzi, Italian tennis player

August

* August 1 — Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
* August 2 — Daniele Nardello, Italian cyclist
* August 2 — Karina Habšudová, Slovak tennis player
* August 2 — Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
* August 4 — Oscar Cortínez, Argentine marathon runner
* August 4 — Xavier Marchand, French medley swimmer
* August 6 — Alexander Lüderitz, German freestyle swimmer
* August 7 — Michael Barnes, American judoka
* August 7 — Larissa Loukianenko, Belarusian rhythmic gymnast
* August 12 — Joseba Beloki, Spanish cyclist
* August 12 — Roman Volodkov, Ukrainian diver
* August 14 — Jared Borgetti, Mexican football (soccer) player
* August 14 — Jimmy Muindi, Kenyan long-distance runner
* August 14 — Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian football (soccer) player
* August 14 — Kieren Perkins, Australian freestyle swimmer
* August 14 — Nancy Sweetnam, Canadian medley swimmer
* August 16 — Tracy Looze, Australian-born triathlete
* August 19 — Vania Ishii, Japanese-Brazilian judoka
* August 20 — Scott Goodman, Australian butterfly swimmer
* August 21 — Nikolay Valuev, Russian heavyweight boxer
* August 22 — Okkert Brits, South African pole vaulter
* August 22 — Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
* August 22 — Mark Hickman, Australian field hockey goalkeeper
* August 24 — Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
* August 25 — Bas van Dooren, Dutch mountainbiker
* August 25 — Bernard Inom, French boxer
* August 27 — Karim Tulaganov, Uzbek boxer
* August 29 — Olivier Jacque, French motorcyclist

eptember

* September 1 — Trent Bray, New Zealand freestyle swimmer
* September 1 — Eiko Koizumi, Japanese beach volleyball player
* September 2 — Matthew Dunn, Australian swimmer
* September 4 — Lidia Simon, Romanian long-distance runner
* September 5 — Jennifer Whittle, Australian basketball player
* September 6 — Nikola Grbic, Serbian volleyball player
* September 6 — Greg Rusedski, Canadian-born tennis player
* September 7 — Svetlana Koroleva, Kazakhstani waterpolo player
* September 9 — Vesa Hanski, Finnish butterfly swimmer
* September 10 — Mark Huizinga, Dutch judoka
* September 11 — Bas de Jong, Dutch waterpolo player
* September 12 — Jack Rosendaal, Dutch athlete
* September 13 — Christine Arron, French sprint athlete
* September 13 — Fabio Cannavaro, Italian football player
* September 15 — Cristina Pomacu, Romanian long-distance runner
* September 16 — Alexander Vinokourov, Kazach cyclist
* September 18 — Dario Frigo, Italian cyclist
* September 19 — José Azevedo, Portuguese cyclist
* September 21 — Virginia Ruano-Pascual, Spanish tennis player
* September 21 — Andrei Kivilev, Kazach cyclist (d. 2003)
* September 23 — Heike Koerner, Mexican backstroke swimmer
* September 25 — Manuel Mantilla, Cuban boxer
* September 28 — Mohamed Allalou, Algerian boxer
* September 28 — Kathryn Leng, English cricketer
* September 28 — Diederik van Weel, Dutch field hockey player

October

* October 1 — Jana Henke, German freestyle swimmer
* October 1 — Marijan Kanjer, Croatian freestyle swimmer
* October 5 — Jacqueline Poelman, Dutch athlete
* October 6 — Anna Gomis, French wrestler
* October 8 — Toby Haenen, Australian backstroke swimmer
* October 12 — Marcio Araujo, Brazilian beach volleyball player
* October 12 — Freeman Barr, Bahamian boxer
* October 19 — Hicham Arazi, Moroccan tennis player
* October 19 — Marc Lotz, Dutch cyclist
* October 19 — Hanneke Smabers, Dutch field hockey player
* October 20 — Malin Nilsson, Swedish freestyle swimmer
* October 22 — Marten Eikelboom, Dutch field hockey player
* October 22 — Fleur van de Kieft, Dutch field hockey player
* October 22 — Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
* October 22 — Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer
* October 23 — David Beard, Australian volleyball player
* October 23 — Scott Mosher, Canadian field hockey player
* October 23 — Semmy Schilt, Dutch kickboxer and mixed martial artist
* October 23 — Conrad Stoltz, South African athlete
* October 25 — Michihiro Ogasawara, Japanese baseball player
* October 26 — Rosario Sánchez, Mexican race walker
* October 27 — Shina Matsudo, Japanese freestyle swimmer
* October 28 — Brent Cooper, American boxer
* October 28 — Mirko Corsano, Italian volleyball player
* October 28 — Bing Chao Lin, Taiwanese tennis player
* October 29 — Modesto Lara, Dominican Republic judoka
* October 30 — Harry van der Meer, Dutch waterpolo player

November

* November 1 — Magdalena Aicega, Argentine field hockey defender
* November 1 — Dawn Burrell, American long jumper
* November 1 — Iris Falcón, Peruvian volleyball player
* November 1 — Leonardo Sottani, Italian water polo player
* November 2 — John "Bull" Hayes, Irish rugby union footballer
* November 2 — Dina Myftakhutdinova, Ukrainian rower
* November 5 — Koos Moerenhout, Dutch cyclist
* November 7 — Monique van der Lee, Dutch judoka
* November 12 — Sandra Azon, Spanish sailor
* November 12 — Colin and Keith Morgan, Canadian twins and judoka's
* November 13 — Serrana Fernández, Uruguayan backstroke swimmer
* November 13 — Sam Soliman, Australian boxer
* November 14 — Darren Smith, New Zealand field hockey player
* November 15 — Mahammatkodir Abdoollayev, Uzbek boxer
* November 15 — Albert Portas, Spanish tennis player
* November 15 — Robert Sycz, Polish rower
* November 16 — Joe Hudepohl, American swimmer
* November 17 — Alexei Urmanov, Russian figure skater
* November 20 — Matthew Smith, Australian field hockey player
* November 23 — Claudia Zwiers, Dutch judoka
* November 25 — Tamara Larrea, Cuban beach volleyball player
* November 25 — Steven de Jongh, Dutch cyclist
* November 27 — Mike Oliver, Canadian field hockey player
* November 29 — Ryan Giggs, Welsh football player
* November 30 — Carla Somerville, Canadian field hockey player

December

* December 2 — Monica Seles, Yugoslavia-born American tennis champion
* December 2 — Jan Ullrich, German cyclist
* December 5 — Eelco Uri, Dutch waterpolo player
* December 9 — Vénuste Niyongabo, Burundian middle distance runner
* December 11 — Petteri Lehtinen, Finnish medley swimmer
* December 12 — Josephat Kiprono, Kenyan long-distance runner
* December 12 — Ji Sang-Jun, South Korean backstroke swimmer
* December 12 — Moges Taye, Ethiopian long-distance runner
* December 14 — Sue Armstrong, Canadian field hockey player
* December 14 — Falk Balzer, German hurdler
* December 14 — Jean-Paul Mendy, French boxer
* December 15 — Marcel Matanin, Slovak long-distance runner
* December 16 — Kristie Boogert, Dutch tennis player
* December 16 — Tomasz Czubak, Polish athlete
* December 17 — Paula Radcliffe, English athlete
* December 19 — Marc Herremans, Belgian triathlete
* December 19 — Heike Lätzsch, German field hockey player
* December 20 — Antti Kasvio, Finnish swimmer
* December 22 — Annie Pelletier, Canadian diver
* December 24 — Frédéric Demontfaucon, French judoka
* December 26 — Ryan Berube, American freestyle swimmer
* December 27 — Tsutomu Nakano, Japanese freestyle swimmer
* December 28 — Ids Postma, Dutch speed skater
* December 28 — Garth da Silva, New Zealand boxer
* December 31 — Curtis Myden, Canadian medley swimmer

Deaths

* February 8 — Herbie Taylor, South African cricketer
* March 12 — Frankie Frisch, Major League Baseball player (1919-1937)
* March 26 — George Sisler, Major League Baseball hall of famer (1915-1930)
* July 2 — Swede Savage (26), USAC race car driver
* July 7 — Fred Fulton (82), American heavyweight boxer (b. 1891)
* July 8 — Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer
* July 29 — Roger Williamson, Formula One driver
* July 29 — Cecil Griffiths, British athlete (b. 1901)
* August 7 — Wilbur Cooper, Major League Baseball pitcher (1912-1926)
* August 9 — Charles Daniels (88), American freestyle swimmer (b. 1885)
* October 2 — Paavo Nurmi, Finnish runner
* December 3 — Count Fleet, thoroughbred racehorse and Triple Crown champion
* December 16 — Syd Barnes, Australian cricketer


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