On This Day

October 6, 1966 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout

Birthdays in Sport

  • Archi Cianfrocco, infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Rome, New York
  • Jimmie Johnson, NFL tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Niall Quinn, Irish soccer striker (92 caps, Rep of Ireland; Manchester City, Sunderland), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Oscar Caballos, jockey