On This Day

April 11, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Masters Golf

30th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus becomes first back-to-back champion winning an 18-hole Monday playoff with Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer

  • Emmett Ashford becomes 1st African American major league umpire

Birthdays in Sport

  • David Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Staten Island, New York
  • Kara McGaw, Canadian softball rightfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Steve Scarsone, American baseball infielder (SF Giants), born in Anaheim, California