September 1965 in Sport

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 9 Sandy Koufax pitches his 4th no-hitter, a perfect game vs Cubs (1-0)
  • 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 85th U.S. Men's National Championship: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 79th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Court beats 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

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 26 LPGA Championship, 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

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 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion), born in London, England

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Sep 3 Maurizio Mansi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Sep 5 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 5 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (Le Mans 24 Hours 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, Republic of Macedonia
  • 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, Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Olympic 4th 1996)
  • Sep 9 Dan Majerle, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Sep 9 Marc Dunn, volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Sep 9 Todd Zeile, Van Nuys CA, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Sep 10 Brian Washington, NFL safety (KC Chiefs)
  • 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 14 Troy Neel, American baseball player, born in Freeport, Texas
  • Sep 15 Rob Whitlock, Australian golfer, born in Newcastle, NSW
  • 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 Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour)
  • Sep 23 Mark Woodforde, Adelaide Australia, tennis star (1993 Wimbledon mixed)
  • Sep 25 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Bulls 6 NBA titles, 2 Olympic gold-92, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas,
  • Sep 27 Steve Kerr, American basketball guard/coach (8 NBA titles as player & coach), born in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Sep 29 Trent Yawney, Hudson Bay, NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Tennis star Billie Jean King (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 Jack Hearne, cricketer (806 runs in 24 Tests for England), dies at 76
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65