July 2, 1966 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge
  • Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Spaniard Manuel Santana wins last of 4 major titles beating American Dennis Ralston 6-4, 11-9, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Birthdays in Sport

  • Blaise Rhodes, Berwyn Heights MD, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Tim Spehr, Excelsior Springs MO, catcher (Montreal Expos)