September 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Joe Auer returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a Miami touchdown in the Dolphins' first ever NFL regular-season game; Oakland Raiders go on to win 23-14 at the Orange Bowl before 26,776 fans

NFL Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
NFL Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Sep 3 Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs in their NFL season opening 45-7 win at Rice Stadium
  • Sep 3 Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali TKOs Karl Mildenberger in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 12 US Men's National Tennis Championships: In an all-Australian final Fred Stolle beats John Newcombe 4-6, 12-10, 6-3, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 80th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Nancy Richey (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Sep 17 Cleve pitchers set AL record striking out 19 batters in 1st 9 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws 4 touchdown passes in 38-23 win at Minnesota to surpass Y.A. Tittle as NFL's career leader with 212; finishes career with 290 TD passes

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • Sep 22 Orioles beat A's 6-1 to clinch their 1st AL pennant
  • Sep 25 12th LPGA Championship won by Gloria Ehret
  • Sep 25 Smallest Yankee stadium crowd, 413 see White Sox win 4-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Stephane Talbot, Canadian golfer (1992 Quebec PGA), born in Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • Sep 1 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • Sep 2 Olivier Panis, French race car driver
  • Sep 3 Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 3 Pat Eilers, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 3 Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 4 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • Sep 5 Simone Jacobs, British 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • Sep 5 Milinko Pantić, Serbian footballer, born in Loznica, Serbia
  • Sep 6 Joan Guetschow, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Mike Dyer, Upland California, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Sep 8 Raymond Atteveld, Belgian soccer player (Waregem, Roda JC)
  • Sep 9 Alison Sydor, x-ctry cyclist (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 9 Kevin Hatcher, NHL defenseman (Team USA, Dallas, Pitts), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 9 Georg Hackl, German luger
  • Sep 10 Joe Nieuwendyk, NHL forward (Dallas Stars, Team Canada 1998)
  • Sep 10 Kimble Anders, NFL fullback (KC Chiefs)
  • Sep 10 Ted Popson, NFL tight end (SF 49ers)
  • Sep 11 Richard Harvey, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Sep 11 Stewart Carr, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sep 13 Igor Kravchuk, Russian NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis), born in Ufa, Russia
  • Sep 15 Sherman Douglas, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Sep 16 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 17 Fred Childress, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Sep 18 Isabelle Demongeot, Gassin France, tennis star
  • Sep 19 Michael Campbell, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in North York, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Mike Richter, Abington PA, NHL goalie (NY Rangers, Team USA 1998)
  • Sep 22 Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • Sep 23 Doug Widell, NFL guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 23 Pete Harnisch, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Commack, New York
  • Sep 24 Atul Bedade, cricketer (Indian ODI batsman 1994- )
  • Sep 24 Bernard Gilkey, outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 24 Kevin Koslofski, Decatur Ill, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • Sep 25 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 25 Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 26 Craig Heyward, NFL running back (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 26 Francisco Andreu, Dearborn Mich, road cyclist (Olympic 4th 1988, 96)
  • Sep 28 Kevin Baker, Canadian Tour golfer (Manitoba Amateur-1988), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 28 Scott Adams, NFL offensive linesman (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 29 Hersey Hawkins, NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic bronze 1988)
  • Sep 29 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • Sep 29 Rudy Poeschek, Kamloops, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian athlete (b. 1879)
  • Sep 10 James Langridge, cricketer (242 runs & 19 wkts for England), dies