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1970s Sports Moments

Try and guess these moments in Sports from the 1970s.
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Last updated: January 27, 2023
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1970
Team that became the first team from the Netherlands to win the European Cup
Feyenoord
Tennis player that wins a Calendar-year Grand Slam winning all 4 events in singles, also wins her 20th singles Major.
Margaret Court
The inaugural season-ending ATP tournament is held. Name either the winner or the runner-up
Stan Smith / Rod Laver
1971
Speed Skater sets 2 World Records, the first sub 2-minutes 1500m and the first 15-minutes 10,000m.
Ard Schenk
The first AFC and NFC Championship games are held. Name either of the champions
Baltimore Colts / Dallas Cowboys
Boxing fight billed 'Fight of the Century' sees Muhammad Ali dealt his first career loss by which boxer?
Joe Frazier
First man during the Open Era to win a Grand Slam tournament without dropping a set
Ken Rosewall
1972
LA Lakers winning streak is ended by the Milwaukee Bucks, how many games was the streak?
33
Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first player in NBA history to reach how many career points
30,000
Name one of the 2 Gymnasts that won 3 Gold Medals during the 1972 Olympics
Olga Korbut / Sawao Kato
Lasse Virén wins the 10,000m in a world record to complete double Gold of 5,000m & 10,000m. Which country did he represent?
Finland
Australina Swimmer who wins 3 Gold Medals in World Record times at the age of 15
Shane Gould
Olympian who sets a then-record of 7 Gold Medals at a single Olympics
Mark Spitz
Wolfgang Nordwig becomes the first non-American to win the Pole Vault gold, representing which country?
East Germany
World Records are set in the Pentathlon and the Decathlon, name either of the world record setting athletes
Mary Peters / Mykola Avilov
The inaugural season-ending WTA tournament is held. Name either the winner or the runner-up
Chris Evert / Kerry Melville
1973
An international Rugby Championship ends up with how many teams ending up in a tie?
5
European country that beats India to win their first (field) Hockey World Cup
Netherlands
Year
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1973
Tennis player (from Answer 2) wins her last (and record-setting) singles Grand Slam title. How many singles Grand Slam titles did she win?
24
First NFL running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a single season
O. J. Simpson
1974
Belgian bicycle racer who wins his record-tying 5th Tour de France
Eddy Merckx
Baseball right fielder who overtakes Babe Ruth's record en route to a new record of 755 Home Runs in the MLB
Hank Aaron
'The Rumble in the Jungle' sees Muhammad Ali use his rope-a-dope tactic to beat which opponent?
George Foreman
Footballer that wins back-to-back and 3rd overall Ballon d'Or
Johan Cruyff
1975
Muhammad Ali beats the boxer in Answer 6 in the 'Thrilla in ______'
Manila
First Tennis player to win a 4th season-ending ATP Championship
Ilie Năstase
1976
First Gymnast to get a Perfect 10 in the Olympics
Nadia Comăneci
Dimitrion Yordanidis completes a marathon in 7 hours and 33 minutes, how old was he?
98
1977
Pete Maravich sets a record for points by a guard in a single NBA game, how many points did he score?
68
First driver to win the Indianapolis (Indy) 500 for a 4th time
A. J. Foyt
Australian Tennis player who wins her 4th Australian Open title
Evonne Goolagong
1978
Ice Hockey player who had 6 consecutive 100-point seasons (1970-1975) scores his last goal
Bobby Orr
Tennis player who wins 4 consecutive US Open titles
Chris Evert
1979
The Montreal Canadiens wins 4th consecutive Stanley Cup. Name any of the teams they beat in the final from 1976-1979.
Philadelphia Flyers / Boston Bruins / New York Rangers
This 16-year old Tennis player wins the US Open Championship
Tracy Austin
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