July 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jul 1 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • Jul 1 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 73rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Singles: Billie Jean King (Miss Moffat) beats Maria Bueno (6-3 3-6 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • Jul 3 21st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Sandra Spuzich
  • Jul 3 Brave pitcher Tony Cloninger, is 1st NL to hit 2 grand slams in a game

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 9 95th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 282 at Muirfield Gullane to become only the 4th person in history to win 4th to win all 4 majors

  • Jul 10 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Buckeye Savings Golf Invitational
  • Jul 12 37th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 2-1 in 10 at Busch Stad, St Louis
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Brooks Robinson (Balt Orioles)
  • Jul 14 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • Jul 17 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
  • Jul 23 John Pennel pole vaults record (5.34 m)
  • Jul 24 48th PGA Championship: Al Geiberger shoots a 280 at Firestone CC Akron
  • Jul 24 Gloria Ehret/Judy Kimball wins LPGA Yankee Women's Golf Open
  • Jul 30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Supertest Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jul 1 Eric Ball, NFL running back (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 1 Larisa Savchenko, Neiland Latvia, tennis star
  • Jul 1 Patrick McEnroe, tennis star, born in Manhasset, New York
  • Jul 1 Shawn Burr, Sarnia, NHL left wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 1 Simon Arkell, Australian pole vaulter (Olympics-17th-92, 96)
  • Jul 1 Enrico Annoni, Italian footballer
  • Jul 2 Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 2 Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Moises Alou, MLB outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Atlanta, Georgia,

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou
  • Jul 3 Neil O'Donnell, NFL quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 4 Adrian Caldwell, NBA forward/center (Indiana Pacers)
  • Jul 5 Gianfranco Zola, Italian footballer
  • Jul 7 Hector Burba, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Jul 7 Jeff Shaw, Washington Ohio, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 10 Alvoid Mays, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jul 10 Johnny Grunge, wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Butch Reid, horse trainer
  • Jul 11 Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)
  • Jul 12 Annabel Croft, England, tennis star
  • Jul 12 Peter Shorts, CFL tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 13 Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
  • Jul 14 D J Johnson, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jul 15 Rickey Foggie, CFL quarterback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jul 16 Bonnie Bright, Redondo Beach CA, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-)
  • Jul 16 Chip Lohmiller, NFL kicker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jul 16 Jyrki Lumme, Tampere Fin, NHL defenseman (Canucks, Finland Olympic bronze 1998)
  • Jul 16 Warren Sallenback, South Surrey BC, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Jul 17 Michael John Bradley, Largo FL, PGA golfer (1993 Kemper Open-3rd)
  • Jul 18 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, decathelete (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Jul 19 Kate Rogerson, LPGA golfer (1990 Circle K LPGA Tucson-2nd), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 20 Beth Coats, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Jul 20 Carlo L'Ami, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Jul 20 Mike Pero, Picton Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 CPGA Winter)
  • Jul 20 Tracey Mcfarlane, US breaststroke swimmer (US record 100m)
  • Jul 21 Larisa Neiland, Lvov Ukraine, tennis star (1996 Essen winner)
  • Jul 22 Anna Wood, Roeumond Neth, Dutch/Australian canoeist (Olympics 1988, 96)
  • Jul 22 Daniel Nowak, Schwennigen GER, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jul 22 Tim Brown, NFL wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jul 23 Micheal Williams, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Jul 24 Martin Keown, English footballer
  • Jul 27 Al Charron, Rugby Union forward (Canada)
  • Jul 29 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jul 29 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)
  • Jul 31 Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)

Weddings in Sport

  • Jul 9 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre

Deaths in Sport

  • Jul 6 Sad Sam Jones, American baseball player (b. 1892)
  • Jul 22 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • Jul 24 Tony Lema, US golfer, dies at 32