December 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Dec 4 2nd NY Knicks game postponed (due to death of opponent 76ers' owner)
  • Dec 4 San Francisco Giant Masanori Murakami, 4-1 this year, does not renew his contract signing instead with the Nankai Hawks of Osaka for $40,000
  • Dec 9 Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles
  • Dec 10 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 12 Gale Sayers of Chicago Bears scores 6 TDs, ties NFL record

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • Dec 15 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th Commissioner of Baseball
  • Dec 26 Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0 in AFL championship game
  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year
  • Dec 29 54th Davis Cup: Australia beats Spain in Sydney (4-1)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 3 Katarina Witt, Staaken GDR, figure skater (Olympic-Gold-1984, 88)
  • Dec 3 Tammy Jacques, Auburn Maine, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • Dec 6 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer
  • Dec 7 Peter Draisaitl, Karvina CZE, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Dec 7 Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer
  • Dec 8 Greg Truitt, NFL safety/linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Dec 8 Teresa Weatherspoon, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Dec 8 Troy Sadowski, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • Dec 9 Joe Ausanio, American baseball player
  • Dec 10 Jennifer Wyatt, golfer (1992 Crestar-Farm Fresh), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Dec 11 Jay Bell, Eglin AFB FL, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Dec 12 Laurie Grover-Tavares, American biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 14 Christine Burton, Adelaide Aust, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
  • Dec 14 Craig Biggio, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Smithtown, New York
  • Dec 14 Ken Hill, Lynn, Massachusetts, American MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Dec 14 Lawrence Clay-Bey, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Dec 15 Walter Reeves, NFL tight end (Cleveland Browns)
  • Dec 16 Brent Franklin, Barrie Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Japan Open-2nd)
  • Dec 16 Chris Jones, outfielder (NY Mets), born in Utica, New York
  • Dec 16 Moe Elewonibi, NFL/CFL tackle (Philadelphia Eagles, BC Lions)
  • Dec 16 Page Dunlap, Harrisonburg VA, LPGA golfer (1994 Atlanta Women's-8th)
  • Dec 16 Romallis Ellis, lightweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Dec 17 Craig Berube, Calahoo, NHL left wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Dec 17 Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympics-bronze-1988)
  • Dec 17 Scott Edward Gump, American PGA golfer (1991 International-2nd), born in Rockledge, Florida
  • Dec 18 Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
  • Dec 18 Brian Walton, points race cyclist (Olympics-silver-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Willie Blair, Paintsville KY, pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • Dec 19 Chito Martínez, Belizean baseball player
  • Dec 21 Rodney Thomas, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Dec 21 Sue Thomas, Texarkana TX, LPGA golfer (1991 Orix Hawaiian Ladies-14th)
  • Dec 24 Erika von Heiland, Angeles City Phil, US badminton player (Oly-92,96)
  • Dec 24 Michael Haynes, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Dec 24 Nancy Reno, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Olympics-96)
  • Dec 24 Winston Moss, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Dec 25 Dmitri Mironov, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Dec 25 Kathleen Luciano, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-17th-1993), born in Munich. Germany
  • Dec 26 Ben Husaby, Eden Prairie Minn, cross country skier (Olympics-1994)
  • Dec 27 Gamini Wickremasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lanka wicket-keeper)
  • Dec 29 David Delfino, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • Dec 30 Brad McNamara, cricketer (NSW all-rounder)
  • Dec 30 David Baker, UK cyclist, born in Sheffield, England
  • Dec 30 Tony Jones, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Dec 31 Michelle Dobek, golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-45th), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 2 The Rajkumar of Vizianagram, cricketer (Indian Test capt 1936), dies
  • Dec 9 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)