June 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Jun 4 98th Belmont: William Boland aboard Amberoid wins in 2:29.6
  • Jun 5 Cincinnati Red Leo Cardenas hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 65th Men's French Championships: Tony Roche beats Istvan Gulyas (6-1, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 65th Women's French Championships: Ann Jones beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Jun 6 NFL & AFL announce their merger

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 NY Mets pass up Reggie Jackson to draft Steve Chilcott #1

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 8 NFL & AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
  • Jun 9 5 Minnesota Twins (Rich Rollins, Zolio Versailes, Tony Oliva, Don Michner, & Harmon Killebrew) all homer in 7th inning to beat A's 9-4
  • Jun 14 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball
  • Jun 20 66th US Golf Open: Billy Casper shoots a 278 at Olympic CC in San Francisco
  • Jun 28 Ernie Terrell beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 30 Test cricket debut of Derek Underwood, v WI Trent Bridge, wicketless

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jun 1 Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • Jun 3 Wasim Akram, cricketer (brilliant Pakistani lefty fast bowler)
  • Jun 4 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 5 Bill Spiers, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Jun 5 Tina Barrett, Balt, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State)
  • Jun 6 Tony Yeboah, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jun 7 Dan Payne, CFL tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jun 7 Heathcliff Slocumb, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Queens, New York
  • Jun 7 Stephane Richer, Ripon, NHL right wing (NJ Devils)
  • Jun 8 Brian Williams, NFL center (NY Giants)
  • Jun 9 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 10 David Platt, English footballer
  • Jun 11 Scott Mellanby, NHL right wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 11 Tiffany Cohen, swimmer (2 Olympic golds 1984), born in Culver City California
  • Jun 13 Naoki Hattori, Japanese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Ricky Siglar, NFL tackle (KC Chiefs, New Orleans Saints)
  • Jun 14 Rod Stephens, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Jun 16 Jan Zelezny, Czech, javelin thrower (Olympics 2 gold-92, 96)
  • Jun 16 [Eric] Randy Barnes, Charleston WV, shot putter (Olympic silver/gold-88, 96)
  • Jun 17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 17 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jun 18 Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Doug Bodger, Chemainus BC, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, San Jose)
  • Jun 18 Kurt Browning, Alberta, figure skater (Olympic-5-1994)
  • Jun 18 Luke Jensen, Grayling Mich, tennis star (1993 French Open doubles)
  • Jun 18 Robert Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 18 Sandy Alomar, catcher (Cleveland Indians), born in Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 21 David Williams, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers, NY Jets)
  • Jun 22 Camille Benjamin, tennis star, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jun 22 Meyrick Pringle, cricket pace bowler (South African)
  • Jun 22 Paul Randolph, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jun 23 Barbara Jordan, US softball outfielder (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Jun 23 Chantal Daucourt, Swiss mountain cyclist (world-bronze-95), born in Bienne, Switzerland
  • Jun 23 Vladislav Neiman, Men's flyweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Israel
  • Jun 24 John Randle, Chicoutimi Que, golfer (1992 Canadian Tour Fall-3rd)
  • Jun 25 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • Jun 26 Kirk McLean, NHL goalie (Vancouver Canucks), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 26 Paul Mokha, Erie Pa, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 27 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jun 27 Mercedes Paz, Argentine tennis star (1990 Strasbourg), born in Tucum├ín, Argentina
  • Jun 27 Rob Harbison, American 3x40 rifle shooter (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Fallston, Maryland
  • Jun 28 Andrew Lang, NBA center (Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Jun 28 Mike Bellamy, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 John Part, Canadian professional darts player and commentator, born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestMike Tyson

Jun 30 Mike Tyson, American boxer (youngest ever heavyweight champion 1986-90, 20 years, 4 months, 22 days), born in Brooklyn, New York

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jun 30 Louie Aguiar, NFL punter (KC Chiefs)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Deaths in Sport

  • Jun 22 Roger Blunt, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 330 runs, 12 wickets), dies
  • Jun 30 Giuseppe Farina, Italian auto racer (World F1 champion 1950), dies in a domestic car accident at 59