On This Day

April 5, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Birthdays in Sport

  • Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • Scott Dill, American NFL tackle and guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings), born in Birmingham, Alabama

Deaths in Sport

  • Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State 1928-64), dies of stroke at 64