September 1966 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Sep 4 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • Sep 4 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)

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 11 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Pacific Ladies' Golf Classic
  • 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
  • Sep 18 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Shirley Englehorn Golf Invitational
  • 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, 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, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • 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)
  • 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