October 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax wins his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
  • Oct 2 Australian Robert 'Nat' Young puts on a dominating performance to win the World Surfing Championship at Ocean Beach, San Diego; Joyce Hoffman of Capistrano Beach, California takes women's title
  • Oct 6 Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout
  • Oct 9 Balt Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Oct 22 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 23 Jack Rule, Jr. and Sandra Spuzich win JCPenney Classic Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome golf tournament
  • Oct 23 Australian Jack Brabham is first to win World Championship of Drivers title and International Cup for constructors championships in the same year; 2nd in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
  • Oct 30 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Pearson wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 George Weah, Liberian politician and footballer
  • Oct 1 Cuco Ziganda, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 3 Darrin Fletcher, Elmhurst IL, catcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Oct 4 John van de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)
  • Oct 4 Mike Walker, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • Oct 5 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Oct 5 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Olympic silver/gold-92, 96)
  • Oct 5 Peter Fonseca, Lisbon Portugal, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 5 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998)
  • Oct 5 Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • Oct 6 Archi Cianfrocco, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Rome, New York
  • Oct 6 Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Oct 6 Julianne McNamara, gymnast (Olympic gold 1984), born in Flushing, New York
  • Oct 6 Oscar Caballos, jockey
  • Oct 6 Niall Quinn, Irish footballer
  • Oct 7 Trent Brown, CFL defensive back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 8 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)
  • Oct 9 Mike Williams, American NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • Oct 10 Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York
  • Oct 10 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • Oct 10 Elana Meyer, South African runner (Olympic silver 1992), born in South Africa
  • Oct 10 Tony Adams, English footballer (Arsenal & England national team captain), born in Romford, London, England
  • Oct 11 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Oct 11 Shawn Chambers, American NHL defenseman (Team USA, NJ Devils), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Oct 12 Wim Jonk, Dutch soccer star (Ajax), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Oct 15 Jorge Campos, Mexican football goalkeeper, born in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
  • Oct 16 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Oct 16 Gerhard Puschnik, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Oct 17 Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 17 Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
  • Oct 18 Alan Mills, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Lakeland, Florida
  • Oct 18 Denise Philbrick, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 18 Jerod Swallow, American ice skater (1997 Nationals), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Oct 18 Kristine Middeler, Felicity Oh, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1994)
  • Oct 19 Dave Veres, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Oct 20 Allan Donald, cricketer (great South African fast bowler)
  • Oct 20 Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Oct 21 Jonas B, Svensson Sweden, tennis star
  • Oct 21 Thomas Louis Tolles Jr, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-3rd), born in Ft Myers, Florida
  • Oct 22 Blair Hartland, cricketer (NZ opener)
  • Oct 23 Alex Zanardi, Italian race car driver
  • Oct 24 F P Santangelo, outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • Oct 25 Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 26 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 26 Olga Bicherova, gymnastics (won title at 15 yrs 33 days)
  • Oct 26 Jeanne Zelasko, American sportcaster
  • Oct 27 Brad Lauer, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • Oct 27 Grant Kenny, Norfolk Island NSW, Australian golfer
  • Oct 27 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 28 Benoit Hogue, Repentigny, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Oct 28 Juan Guzman, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 28 Kaylynn Hick, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Steve Atwater, NFL safety (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Oct 28 Tim Bogar,infielder (NY Mets), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

Oct 10 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Oct 13 Father Marriott, cricketer (one Test for England, 11 wickets), dies
  • Oct 27 Nigel Haig, British cricketer (England pace bowler in 5 Tests 1921-30), dies at 78