September 1965 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

  • Sep 3 Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels

Sports History

Sep 8 Kansas City A's Bert Campaneris plays all 9 positions in a game

Baseball 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

  • 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: Australian Margaret Smith wins her second of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5
  • 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

Baseball Event

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

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

Sports History

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

Sports History

Sep 25 60 year old Satchel Paige of Kansas City Athletics 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 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game & 6 times in one season
  • Sep 29 Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"

Sports History

Sep 30 LA Dodger Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Hardy Nickerson, American football linebacker (Pro Bowl 1993, 96–99; All-Pro 1993, 96-97, 99; Pittsburgh Steelers, Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Compton, California
  • Sep 2 Doug Linton, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Santa Ana, California

Lennox Lewis

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

  • Sep 5 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England
  • Sep 5 Tony Martin, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Miami, Florida
  • Sep 7 Andreas Thom, German footballer (Dynamo Berlin), born in Rüdersdorf, East Germany
  • 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

Uta Pippig

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 11 Graeme Obree, Scottish racing cyclist (World Hour Record 1993, 94; World C'ships gold 4000m pursuit 1993, 95), born in Nuneaton, England
  • 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 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 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, American MLB pitcher, 1989-2003 (Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and 6 other teams), 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

Scottie Pippen

Sep 25 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (6 x NBA champion Chicago Bulls; 7 x NBA All Star; NBA All Star Game MVP 1994; 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, Canadian NHL player and coach (Calgary Flames), born in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan

Weddings in Sport

Billie Jean King

Sep 17 American future tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds American future attorney and sports promoter Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California; divorce in 1987

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 14 J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), dies at 74
  • Sep 26 Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65