On This Day

Year 1965 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 3 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 3 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win

Sport awardRyder Cup

Oct 9 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0

Baseball Pitcher Sandy Koufax
Baseball Pitcher
Sandy Koufax

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-2; MVP: Henri Richard, Montreal, C

Ice Hockey Great Henri Richard
Ice Hockey Great
Henri Richard
  • Oct 24 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second F1 World Drivers Championship
  • Nov 1 Ernie Terrell retains WBA heavyweight boxing title; beats Canadian George Chuvalo in 15 round points decision in Toronto
  • Nov 3 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
  • Nov 9 1st NY Knick game postponed (black-out) vs St Louis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Willie Mays named NL MVP

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Nov 17 William Eckert is unanimously elected commissioner of baseball

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 22 In his second title defence, Muhammad Ali scores 12th-round KO of Floyd Patterson at Las Vegas Convention Center to retain his world heavyweight boxing championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Nov 23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)

  • Nov 26 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim Lefebvre is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeat Winn Blue Bombers, 22-16; strong winds meant all scoring occurred by the team going with the wind
  • Nov 27 1966 NFL Draft: Tommy Nobis from University of Texas first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Nov 27 30th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 30-3 in Birmingham

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 28 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 10 shots from Peggy Wilson for her first major title

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Frank Robinson is traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Baltimore Orioles

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • Dec 10 Test Cricket debut of Doug Walters v England at the Gabba
  • Dec 12 Doug Walters makes maiden Test ton in 1st Test, goes on to 155

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 12 Chicago halfback Gale Sayers ties NFL record for most touchdowns in a game with 6 in 61–20 victory over San Francisco 49ers at Wrigley Field

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers
  • Dec 15 William Eckert replaces Ford Frick as 4th Commissioner of Baseball
  • Dec 26 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium San Diego: Buffalo Bills beat San Diego Chargers 23-0; repeat previous year's win over SD
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Benfica striker Eusébio wins award for best European football player; first Portuguese national to win, and still only Benfica player
  • Dec 28 Davis Cup Men's Tennis, Sydney: John Newcombe & Tony Roche beat José Luis Arilla & Manuel Santana of Spain 6-3, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 to give Australia unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 4-1
  • Dec 29 CBS purchases NFL TV rights for 1966-68 at $18.8 million per year

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 465

  • Mar 12 Shawn Gilbert, American former MLB player (New York Mets), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Mar 12 Steve Levy, American sports journalist (ESPN), born in New York, New York
  • Mar 14 John Stephenson, cricketer (England opening bat in one Test v Aust 1989)
  • Mar 14 Kevin Brown, Mcintyre GA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Mar 15 Marianne Morris, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 3rd 1995), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Mar 16 Cindy Brown, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Mar 17 Caitlin Bilodeaux, US fencer (Olympic-92), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 17 John Smiley, Phoenixville PA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Hudson, South African cricket player, 1984-2000 (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992), 55), born in Eshowe, KwaZulu-Nata
  • Mar 18 Geronimo Berroa, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 18 Birgit Clarius, German heptathlete
  • Mar 20 Chris Hoiles, Bowling Green OH, catcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Mar 20 Danielle Woodward, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Mar 23 Dante Jones, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 23 Daren Puppa, Kirkland Lake, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 23 Wayne Presley, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 24 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 24 Jeff Reese, Brantford, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Mar 25 Avery Johnson, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Mar 28 Jeff Beukeboom, Canadian ice hockey player, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Ajax, Canada
  • Mar 28 Steve Bull, English footballer, born in Tipton, Staffordshire
  • Mar 28 Jaime Alves, Portuguese soccer midfielder (3 caps; Boavista), born in Espinho, Portugal (d. 2020)
  • Mar 29 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete, born in Tripotamo, Greece
  • Mar 31 Patty Fendick, American tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1991), born in Sacramento, California
  • Mar 31 Tom Barrasso, American NHL goaltender (Calder Memorial Trophy, Vezina Trophy 1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Apr 1 John "Jumbo" Elliott, American NFL offensive tackle (Super Bowl, Pro Bowl 1990, NY Giants; NY Jets), born in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
  • Apr 1 Mark Jackson, American basketball guard (NBA All Star 1989; Rookie of the Year 1988; NY Knicks), coach (Golden State Warriors) and broadcaster (ESPN), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Apr 4 Tony Burse, American football running back (Edmonton Eskimos), born in LaFayette, Georgia
  • Apr 5 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • Apr 6 Gerald Diduck, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
  • Apr 6 Rica Reinisch, German DR, 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Apr 6 Virginia Lee, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Apr 6 Lieve Slegers, Belgian athlete
  • Apr 7 Kaushik Amalean, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1986-88)
  • Apr 9 Hal Morris, American baseball infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Apr 9 Helen Alfredsson, Swedish golfer (Nabisco Dinah Shore 1993), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 12 Elaine Zayak, American figure skater (Olympic 6th 1984), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • Apr 14 Craig McDermott, cricket pace bowler (tireless Austr since 1984)
  • Apr 14 Stan Humphries, NFL quarterback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Apr 15 Anthony Miller, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Kevin Stevens, American NHL left wing (Pittsburgh Penguins, Stanley Cup 1991, 92), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Apr 15 Mark Dennis, American NFL tackle (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers), born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Apr 15 Michele Redman, American golfer (2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Zanesville, Ohio
  • Apr 16 Caren Kemner, American volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • Apr 18 Jim Boylen, American basketball head coach (Chicago Bulls 2018-19; University of Utah 2007-11), born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Jim Terrell, American sprint canoer (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 21 Ed Belfour, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (Olympic gold 2001, Vezina Trophy 1991, 93), born in Carman, Manitoba
  • Apr 21 Gary Grant, NBA guard (NY Knicks)
  • Apr 22 Peter Zezel, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Donna Weinbrecht, American skier (Olympic gold 1992), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Apr 24 Mike Blowers, MLB infielder (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Würzburg, Germany
  • Apr 25 Mark Bryant, American NBA forward and center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets), born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • Apr 27 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • Apr 29 Reggie Miller, NBA player (Indiana Pacers)
  • Apr 30 Daniela Costian, Australian discus/shot putter (Olympics 1996)
  • May 3 John Jensen, Danish football player and manager, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • May 4 Adrie Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • May 5 Glenn Seton, Australian racing driver
  • May 6 Bob Bassen, NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • May 6 Ken Harvey, American NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins), born in Austin, Texas
  • May 6 Norman Whiteside, Northern Ireland football player, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • May 6 Paul Frase, American NFL defensive end (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Elmira, New York
  • May 6 Zahid Sadiq, Kenyan cricketer, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • May 9 Marc Logan, NFL running back (Washington Redskins), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Person of interestSteve Yzerman

May 9 Steve Yzerman, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame forward (Olympic gold 2002, Detroit Red Wings), born in Cranbrook, British Columbia

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • May 10 Mike Butcher, baseball player
  • May 10 Rony Seikaly, NBA center (Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors)
  • May 10 Todd Kalis, NFL guard (Cin Bengals)
  • May 12 Stacy Wilson, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • May 13 Chris Washburn, American NBA player, born in Hickory, North Carolina
  • May 14 Curt Harnett, sprint cyclist (Olympic bronze 1992/96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 14 Dave Widell, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • May 14 Joey Cora, Caguas Puerto Rico, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
  • May 14 Kelvin Martin, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • May 15 Dan Stryzinski, NFL punter (Atlanta Falcons)
  • May 15 Raí, Brazilian footballer
  • May 16 Lori Sippel, Stratford Ontario, softball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • May 18 Erik Hanson, MLB pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Kinnelon, New Jersey
  • May 18 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1988-89; Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
  • May 20 Bruno Marie-Rose, French runner (world record 200 m indoor)
  • May 20 Todd Stottlemyre, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals, Blue Jays), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 23 James Hasty, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • May 23 Woorkeri Venkat Raman, cricketer (Indian slow left-arm all-rounder)
  • May 23 Manuel Sanchís Hontiyuelo, Real Madrid footballer
  • May 24 Chris Jorgis, American badminton player (Olympic-92), born in Palo Alto, California
  • May 25 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • May 26 Greg Lloyd, NFL linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • May 26 Jacqueline Mary Nelson, New Zealand points race cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 27 Jacob Brumfield, Bogalusa LA, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

Person of interestPat Cash

May 27 Pat Cash, Australian tennis player (Wimbledon 1987), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • May 28 Chantal Bailey, Champaign Ill, speed skater (Olympics 1994)
  • May 29 Emilio Sánchez, Spanish tennis player (1988 Olympic bronze, Hopman Cup 1990), born in Madrid, Spain
  • May 29 Jammo Myllys, hockey goaltender (Finland World C'ship gold 1995), born in Savonlinna, Finland
  • May 30 Tyronne Stowe, NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks)
  • May 30 Billy Donovan Jr., American basketball head coach (Oklahoma City Thunder 2015-19; University of Florida, NCAA Cship 2006-07), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • May 31 Annette Renee Peters [nee Hand], 1500/3000 runner, born in Reno, Nevada
  • Jun 1 Nigel Short MBE, English chess grandmaster, columnist, coach, commentator (Vice-President FIDE; World #3 1988-89), born in Leigh, England
  • Jun 1 Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 4×5 km relay 1994, 3 x gold 1998; 10 x gold World C'ships), born in Kondopoga, Russia
  • Jun 1 Olga Nazarova, Russian athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988, 92; World C'ship gold 4x400m relay 1991), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 2 Russ Courtnall, Canadian ice hockey right wing (1,029 NHL games; Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, LA Kings), born in Duncan, British Columbia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport