On This Day

August 17, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Cedric Figaro, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Don Sweeney, Canadian ice hockey player, born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick
  • Rodney Mullen, American professional skateboarder, born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Zefross Moss, American NFL tackle (Detroit Lions, NE Patriots), born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Deaths in Sport

  • Archibald Palm, South African cricketer (Test South Africa v England 1927-28), dies at 65
  • Ken Miles, British-American auto racer and engineer (USAC Road Racing C'ship 1961; 24 Hours of Daytona 1966), dies in practice accident at 47