November 1966 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

Nov 1 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues

  • Nov 1 NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith
  • Nov 5 BYU quarterback Virgil Carter sets new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offence in 53-33 win against Texas Western in Provo, Utah

Sports History

Nov 8 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles outfielder, selected as AL MVP,first player to win MVP in both leagues

Sports History

Nov 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson signs anti-trust immunity to AFL-NFL merger

  • Nov 12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Sports History

Nov 16 Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

  • Nov 18 Sandy Koufax announces his retirement due to arthritic left elbow
  • Nov 20 Dallas sacks Pittsburgh QBs an NFL record 12 times
  • Nov 22 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • Nov 23 Chicago outfielder Tommie Agee is voted AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 CFL Grey Cup, Empire Stadium, Vancouver: Saskatchewan Roughriders win their first Championship; defeat Ottawa, 29-14
  • Nov 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Washington Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41

Golf Tournament

Nov 27 LPGA Titleholders Championship Women's Golf, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins back-to-back titles by 2 shots from Judy Kimball and Mary Mills

  • Nov 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nov 1 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • Nov 5 Nayim [Mohamed Alí Amar], Spanish footballer, born in Ceuta, Spain
  • Nov 7 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • Nov 7 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Nov 8 Michael Soles, Canadian CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Nov 8 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Nov 10 Kyle Kopp, American water polo CF (FINA World Cup gold 1997) and coach (US Women World C'ship gold 2003, 07), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 14 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Nov 14 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 14 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • Nov 14 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 16 Tim Scott, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • Nov 17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Darren Flutie, American CFL wide receiver (Grey Cup 1994, 99; CFL All-Star 1996, 97, 99; Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 21 Troy Aikman, American College/Pro Football HOF quarterback (University of Oklahoma, UCLA; Super Bowl 1992 [MVP], 93, 95; 6 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys) and broadcaster (Fox, ESPN MNF), born in West Covina, California
  • Nov 23 Jerry Kelly, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 24 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • Nov 25 Mark Whiten, American MLB baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 26 Jay Berger, American tennis star, born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Nov 26 Sue Wicks, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame forward (WNBA All Star 2000; NY Liberty), born in Center Moriches, New York
  • Nov 27 Chryssandra Hines, American team handball wing (Olympics 1996), born in Bristol Connecticut
  • Nov 27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)

Weddings in Sport

Hank Greenberg

Nov 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Deaths in Sport

  • Nov 10 Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
  • Nov 15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)