On This Day

May 5, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Montreal Canadiens earn back-to-back titles; beat Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 in OT for a 4-2 series victory

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Willie Mays hit his 512th HR

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mike Stapleton, Canadian NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Sarnia, Ontario