On This Day

September 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his MLB 400th career HR (off Curt Simmons) in Chicago's 5-3 win v St. Louis at Wrigley Field; Simmons also gave up Willie Mays' 400th HR in 1963

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Sep 3 Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels
  • Sep 8 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 9 LA Dodgers future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his 4th career no-hitter and first perfect game in a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax
  • Sep 10 Phillies 10,000th game to a decision since 1900, Phils beat Cards
  • Sep 11 Braves 2nd straight one-hitter against the Mets
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Spaniard Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale of South Africa 6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1 for his lone US singles crown
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Smith wins her second of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Willie Mays's 500th HR (off Don Nottebart), Giants 11th straight win

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 16 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleveland Indians, 2-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium: Mantle play his 2,000th game

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 25 60 year old Satchel Paige of KC A's pitches 3 scoreless innings
  • Sep 26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Stardust CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 stroke from Clifford Ann Creed
  • Sep 29 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Sep 29 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
  • Sep 30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Aldo Swager, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Sep 1 Hardy Nickerson, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 2 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Person of interestLennox Lewis

Sep 2 Lennox Lewis, British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Sep 5 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 5 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England
  • Sep 7 Bruce Armstrong, American NFL offensive tackle (NE Patriots), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 7 Danny Harris, American 400m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984), born in Torrance, California
  • Sep 7 Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer (won European Golden Boot Award 1991), born in Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Sep 7 Andreas Thom, German footballer (Dynamo Berlin), born in Rüdersdorf, East Germany
  • Sep 7 Uta Pippig, German long distance runner, born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Sep 8 Barbra Fontana Harris, American volleyball player (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Manhattan Beach, California
  • Sep 9 Dan Majerle, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Marc Dunn, Canadian volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Sep 9 Todd Zeile, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles,
  • Sep 10 Brian Washington, American NFL safety (KC Chiefs), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 11 Tony Woods, American NFL defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Sep 12 Vernon Maxwell, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 12 Joe Schmidt, New Zealand rugby union coach (Leinster; Ireland: 6 Nations C'ship 2014, 15, 18; Grand Slam 2018; Triple Crown 2018), born in Kawakawa, New Zealand
  • Sep 14 Troy Neel, American baseball player, born in Freeport, Texas
  • Sep 19 Katrina McClain, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Sep 21 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 22 Mark Guthrie, pitcher (LA Dodgers), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 23 Mark Woodforde, Australian tennis player (12 x Grand Slam doubles titles; 5 x GS mixed doubles titles; Olympic gold 1996) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, ESPN), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 25 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6-time NBA champion, 2 Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas
  • Sep 27 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard, head coach (5 NBA titles as player Chicago Bulls, SA Spurs - 3 as coach GS Warriors), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sep 29 Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 14 J. W. Hearne, English cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 74
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65