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World Sports History Timeline 1961-1970



Year Soccer Athletics Baseball Cricket Tennis Football (NFL) Hockey Basketball Golf Championships
1961 England - FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur won 2-0 over Leicester City World Series: New York Yankees win 4 games to 1 over the Cincinnati Reds. The series MVP is Whitey Ford of the Yankees. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Roy Emerson
French Open - Manuel Santana
Wimbledon championships - Rod Laver
US Open - Roy Emerson

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Ann Haydon
Wimbledon championships - Angela Mortimer
US Open - Darlene Hard

Davis Cup: Australia won 5-0 over Italy in world tennis.
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 37-0 over the New York Giants NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 1 over the St. Louis Hawks
Grand Slam of golf results (Men's):

The Masters - Gary Player
US Open - Gene Littler
British Open - Arnold Palmer
PGA Championship - Jerry Barber

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Mickey Wright
LPGA Championship - Mickey Wright
First European Amateur Radio Direction Finding Championships held in Stockholm, Sweden. This event was the first organized international competition in the sport.
1962 Football World Cup in Chile: Brazil won 3-1 over Czechoslovakia World Series: New York Yankees win 4 games to 3 over the San Francisco Giants. The Series MVP was Ralph Terry, New York. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Rod Laver
French Open - Rod Laver
Wimbledon championships - Rod Laver
US Open - Rod Laver

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Margaret Smith
Wimbledon championships - Karen Susman
US Open - Margaret Smith

Davis Cup: Australia wins 5-0 over Mexico in world tennis.
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 16-7 over the New York Giants   NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results:
The Masters golf tournament - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Jack Nicklaus
British Open - Arnold Palmer
PGA Championship - Gary Player

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Murle Lindstrom
LPGA Championship - Judy Kimball
Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia

British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Perth, Western Australia
1963 England - FA Cup: Manchester United won 3-1 over Leicester City World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers win 4 games to 0 over the New York Yankees. The series MVP is Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles. Distinction between amateur and professional cricketers abolished in English cricket.
Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Roy Emerson
French Open - Roy Emerson
Wimbledon championships - Chuck McKinley
US Open - Rafael Osuna

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Lesley Turner
Wimbledon championships - Margaret Smith
US Open - Maria Bueno

Davis Cup: United States won 3-2 over Australia in world tennis.
NFL Championship: Chicago Bears win 14-10 over the New York Giants   NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics win 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results:

The Masters - Jack Nicklaus
US Open - Julius Boros
British Open - Bob Charles
PGA Championship - Jack Nicklaus

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Mary Mills
LPGA Championship - Mickey Wright
Third Amateur Radio Direction Finding European Championship held in Vilnius, Lithuania.
1964 England - FA Cup: West Ham United won 3-2 over Preston North End World Series: St. Louis Cardinals win 4 games to 3 over the New York Yankees. The Series MVP is pitcher, Bob Gibson of St. Louis. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Roy Emerson
French Open - Manuel Santana
Wimbledon championships - Roy Emerson
US Open - Roy Emerson

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Margaret Smith
Wimbledon championships - Maria Bueno
US Open - Maria Bueno

Davis Cup: Australia wins 3-2 over the United States in world tennis.
NFL Championship:December 1964 - Cleveland Browns win 27-0 over the Baltimore Colts Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Tokyo, Japan

Gold Medal: India
Silver Medal: Pakistan
Bronze Medal: Australia
NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 1 over the San Francisco Warriors
Grand Slam of golf results (Men's):

The Masters - Arnold Palmer
US Open - Ken Venturi
British Open - Tony Lema
PGA Championship - Bobby Nichols

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Mickey Wright
LPGA Championship - Mary Mills
1964 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan
United States wins the most medals (90), and the most gold medals (36).

1964 Winter Olympics held in Innsbruck, Austria
USSR wins the most medals (25), and the most gold medals (11).
1965 England - FA Cup: Liverpool won 2 - 1 (aet) over Leeds United World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers win 4 games to 3 over the Minnesota Twins. The Series MVP was Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles. Imperial Cricket Conference is renamed to International Cricket Conference and new rules are adopted to permit the election of countries from outside the Commonwealth of Nations. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Roy Emerson
French Open - Fred Stolle
Wimbledon championships - Roy Emerson
US Open - Manuel Santana

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Lesley Turner
Wimbledon championships - Margaret Smith
US Open - Margaret Smith

Davis Cup: Australia won 4-1 over Spain in world tennis.
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 23-12 over the Cleveland Browns In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. South Africa beat England 2-1. NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics win 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results (Men's):

The Masters - Jack Nicklaus
US Open - Gary Player
British Open - Peter Thomson
PGA Championship - Dave Marr

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Carol Mann
LPGA Championship - Sandra Haynie
First All-Africa Games held in Brazzaville, Congo

Fourth Pan Arab Games held in Cairo, Egypt

Fourth Summer Universiade held in Budapest, Hungary
1966 World Cup: England defeats Germany to win the 1966 World Cup Final.

FIFA decided to give the right to host the Football World Cup 1974, Football World Cup 1978 and 1982 Football World Cup to West Germany, Argentina and Spain
World Series: Baltimore Orioles win 4 games to 0 over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Series MVP: Frank Robinson, Baltimore Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Roy Emerson
French Open - Tony Roche
Wimbledon championships - Manuel Santana
US Open - Fred Stolle

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith
French Open - Ann Haydon Jones
Wimbledon championships - Billie Jean King
US Open - Maria Bueno

Davis Cup: Australia wins 4-1 over India in world tennis.
NFL Championship: Green Bay Packers won 34-27 over the Dallas Cowboys   NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results (Men's):

The Masters golf tournament - Jack Nicklaus
US Open - Billy Casper
British Open - Jack Nicklaus
PGA Championship - Al Geiberger

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Sandra Spuzich
LPGA Championship - Gloria Ehret
First Orienteering World Championships held 1-2 October in Fiskars, Finland.

World Snooker Championship challenge match: John Pulman beats Fred Davis 5-2 matches
1967 England — FA Cup: Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1 over Chelsea World Series: St. Louis Cardinals win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox. The series MVP is pitcher Bob Gibson of St. Louis. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open Roy Emerson
French Open Roy Emerson
Wimbledon championships John Newcombe
US Open John Newcombe

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open Nancy Richey
French Open Francoise Durr
Wimbledon championships Billie Jean King
US Open Billie Jean King

Davis Cup: Australia wins 4-1 over Spain in world tennis.
The Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17 for the 1967 NFL Championship in a now-legendary game at Lambeau Field known as the Ice Bowl. Pan American Games (Men's Competition) in Winnipeg, Canada

Gold Medal: Argentina
Silver Medal: Trinidad & Tobago
Bronze Medal: United States
NBA Finals:
Philadelphia 76ers won 4 games to 2 over the San Francisco Warriors
Grand Slam of golf results:

The Masters Gay Brewer
US Open Jack Nicklaus
British Open Roberto De Vicenzo
PGA Championship Don January

Women's Golf

US Women's Open Catherine Lacoste
LPGA Championship Kathy Whitworth
Fifth Amateur Radio Direction Finding European Championship held in Cervena, Czechoslovakia.
1968 FA Cup: WBA (defeated Everton 1-0) World Series: Detroit Tigers won 4 games to 3 over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Series MVP was Mickey Lolich, Detroit. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Bill Bowrey
French Open - Ken Rosewall
Wimbledon championships - Rod Laver
US Open - Arthur Ashe

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Billie Jean King
French Open - Nancy Richey
Wimbledon championships - Billie Jean King
US Open - Virginia Wade

Davis Cup of world tennis: United States defeated Australia 4-1
Baltimore Colts 34-0 Cleveland Browns in 1968 NFL championship game. Olympic Games (Men's Competition) in Mexico City, Mexico

Gold Medal: Pakistan
Silver Medal: Australia
Bronze Medal: India
NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 2 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results:

The Masters - Bob Goalby
US Open - Lee Trevino
British Open - Gary Player
PGA Championship - Julius Boros

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Susie Berning
LPGA Championship: Sandra Post
 
1969 FA Cup: Manchester City won 1-0 over Leicester City World Series: the New York Mets win 4 games to 1 over the Baltimore Orioles. Limited-over Sunday league inaugurated for first-class counties. Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Rod Laver (Australia)
French Open - Rod Laver
Wimbledon championships - Rod Laver
US Open - Rod Laver

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith Court
French Open - Margaret Smith Court
Wimbledon championships - Ann Haydon Jones
US Open - Margaret Smith Court

Davis Cup: United States wins 5-0 over Romania in world tennis.
Minnesota Vikings 27-7 Cleveland Browns for the 1969 NFL championship.   NBA Finals:
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results:

The Masters - George Archer
US Open - Orville Moody
British Open - Tony Jacklin
PGA Championship - Ray Floyd

Women's Golf

US Women's Open - Donna Caponi
LPGA Championship - Betsy Rawls
The World Snooker Championship reverts to a knockout format. John Spencer beats Gary Owen 37-24
1970 World Cup held in Mexico: Brazil won final 4-1 over Italy World Series: The American League's Baltimore Orioles win their second World Title by defeating the National League's Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 1. International Cricket Council votes to suspend South Africa from international cricket indefinitely because of its government's apartheid policy.
Grand Slam in tennis men's results:

Australian Open - Arthur Ashe
French Open - Jan Kodeš
Wimbledon championships - John Newcombe
US Open - Ken Rosewall

Margaret Smith Court wins the Grand Slam in women's tennis:

Australian Open - Margaret Smith Court
French Open - Margaret Smith Court
Wimbledon championships - Margaret Smith Court
US Open - Margaret Smith Court

Davis Cup: United States wins 5-0 over Germany F.R. in world tennis.
Nebraska Cornhuskers win the college football national championship. Men's European Nations Cup in Bruxelles, Belgium

Gold Medal: West Germany
Silver Medal: The Netherlands
Bronze Medal: Spain
NBA Finals:
New York Knicks won 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers
Grand Slam of golf results:

The Masters - Billy Casper
US Open - Tony Jacklin
British Open - Jack Nicklaus
PGA Championship - Dave Stockton

Women's Golf

US Open - Donna Caponi
LPGA Championship - Shirley Englehorn
World Snooker Championship: Ray Reardon beats John Pulman 37-33
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