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1. Mary Rand won the title in 1964. For what event did she set a world record at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics?
2. The winner in 1965 was a cyclist, Tom Simpson. Sadly, he died in 1967, but how did he die?
3. Could there have been any other winner in 1966? The honour went to Bobby Moore, captain of England's World Cup winning football team. Two of his given names were Robert Frederick, but what was his third given name?
4. 1967 saw a heavyweight boxer win the title. This man fought Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) in 1963 and 1966, and very nearly achieved a knockout in their first match with Clay being literally saved by the bell. Who was he?
5. David Hemery was the winner of the award in 1968, having won a gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. In which event did he win it?
6. A rare event happened in 1969. A Briton won the ladies single's at Wimbledon, virtually ensuring that she won the Sports Personality of the Year. Who was she?
7. The 1967 BBC Sports Personalities of the Year winner won again in 1970. There is also an award given to the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. Which legendary Brazilian footballer won it in 1970?
8. In 1971, the title was won by someone from the world of equestrianism. Who was it?
9. Mary Peters was the winner in 1972. For what event did she win a gold medal at the Munich Olympics that year?
10. In 1973, there was a win from the world of Formula One racing. Which Scottish driver carried off the trophy that year?
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