On This Day

September 12, 1965 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 85th U.S. Men's National Championship: Manuel Santana beats Cliff Drysdale (6-2, 7-9, 7-5, 6-1)
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis: Margaret Smith wins her 2nd of 5 US singles titles; beats American rival Billie Jean Moffitt 8-6, 7-5

Birthdays in Sport

  • Silke Hörner, German breaststroke swimmer (2 Olympic gold 1988), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Vernon Maxwell, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Gainesville, Florida