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PAST WINNERS: 1964-68
 
Mary Rand 1964 Winner
MARY RAND
[Athletics]

Mary Rand was the first British woman to win an Olympic athletics gold. In 1964 at the Tokyo Olympics she set a world record of 6.76m in the long jump, won silver in the pentathlon and took bronze in the 4x100m relay.
  Receiving award   Full programme
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM England Youth Football Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Abebe Bikila
 
Tommy Simpson 1965 Winner
TOMMY SIMPSON
[Cycling]

Simpson was the first British cyclist to make his mark on the European professional road scene and became World Champion in this year. Two years later he died on the mountainside from exhaustion during the Tour de France.
  Receiving award   Full programme
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM West Ham United
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Ron Clarke, Gary Player
 
Bobby Moore 1966 Winner
BOBBY MOORE
[Football]

Bobby Moore was England's finest football captain, a sporting legend who led his country to its greatest triumph, the 1966 World Cup victory. The West Ham defender is one of only four footballers to win the award.
  Receiving award   Full programme
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM England World Cup
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Eusebio, Gary Sobers
 
Henry Cooper 1967 Winner
HENRY COOPER
[Boxing]

Heavyweight hopeful Henry Cooper went unbeaten throughout 1967, enhancing his reputation as Britain's most popular boxer. One of the most memorable fights of the year was his defeat of challenger Jack Bodell in June.
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Celtic
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY George Moore
 
David Hemery 1968 Winner
DAVID HEMERY
[Athletics]

Hemery had set his first British high hurdles record in 1966. But then in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, after only contesting the event for four seasons, Hemery won the 400m hurdles smashing the world record.
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Manchester United
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Oleg Protopopov, Ljudmilla Belovsova


Sports Personality of the Year

SELECT A YEAR
1954-58 1959-63
1964-68 1969-73
1974-78 1979-83
1984-88 1989-93
1994-98 1999-2001
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