1966 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 148 of 148

  • Aug 28 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • Aug 31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)

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 86th U.S. Men's National Championship: 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
  • Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 2 LA Dodgers Sandy Koufax clinches 3rd LA pennant in 4 years
  • 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 Sandra Spuzich and Jack Rule wins Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome Golf
  • Oct 23 17th Formula One WDC: Jack Brabham wins by 14 points

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Las Cruces Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 30 16th NASCAR Sprint Cup: David Pearson wins
  • Nov 1 NFL awards New Orleans its 16th franchise (All Saints Day)
  • Nov 5 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained
  • Nov 6 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 7 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Nov 12 Dodgers complete an 18-game tour of Japan with a 9-8-1 record
  • Nov 13 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
  • Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente is named NL MVP

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente
  • Nov 20 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Success Golf Open
  • 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 26 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14
  • Nov 27 In highest-scoring NFL game, Wash Redskins defeat NY Giants 72-41
  • Nov 29 1st NBA game at Oakland Coliseum Arena - Warriors beat Bulls 108-101
  • Dec 3 31st Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-0 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Pensacola Ladies Golf Invitational

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 A terrible Yankee trade, Roger Maris for Card's Charlie Smith

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Dec 11 Al Nelson sets NFL record returning missed field goal, 100 yards
  • Dec 12 US Supreme Courts votes 4-3 allowing Braves to move to Atlanta
  • Dec 20 NBA awards Seattle Supersonics a franchise for 1967-68 season
  • Dec 28 55th Davis Cup: Australia beats India in Melbourne (4-1)
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Bishen Singh Bedi, India v WI Calcutta, 2-92

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 613

  • Feb 27 Chris Howard, American baseball catcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Feb 27 Pete Smith, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves, NY Mets)
  • Feb 28 Erik van Kessel, Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Feb 28 Jan Varholik, Kosice CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Feb 28 Tim Goad, NFL defensive tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Feb 28 Vincent Askew, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Trailblazers)
  • Feb 28 Paulo Futre, Portuguese footballer
  • Mar 2 Judith Wiesner, Hallein Austria, tennis star (1994 Schenectady)
  • Mar 3 Claus Boekweg, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen, FC Zwolle)
  • Mar 3 Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)
  • Mar 3 Ellen Minzner, Lawrence Mass, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 3 Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)
  • Mar 3 Noelle Daghe, Decatur IL, LPGA golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-21st)
  • Mar 3 Wendy Fletcher, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1993), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 4 Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • Mar 4 Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
  • Mar 5 Greg Clark, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 5 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 5 Tracy Kerdyk, Coral Gables FL, LPGA golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple)
  • Mar 5 Bob Halkidis, Canadian hockey player
  • Mar 6 Cliff Meidl, Redondon Beach California, sprint kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 6 Michelle Edwards, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Mar 7 Jeff Feagles, NFL punter (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 7 Terry Carkner, Smiths Falls, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Mar 8 Elliot Boult, New Zealand golfer, born in Blenheim
  • Mar 8 Laura McCabe, cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • Mar 9 Louis Oliver, NFL safety (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mar 10 Michael Timlin, Midland TX, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Mar 11 Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • Mar 11 Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12 Alecia Stephenson, North softball ss (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Mar 12 Erich Fischer, American Olympic water polo forward (Olympic-92), born in Dinuba, California
  • Mar 12 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • Mar 12 John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach
  • Mar 13 Akira Nogami, wrestler (NJPW)
  • Mar 13 Tine Scheuer-Larsen, Danish tennis star
  • Mar 14 Darcy Wakaluk, Pincher Creek, NHL goalie (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 14 Tertius Bosch, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1992)
  • Mar 15 Karen Weiss, LPGA golfer (1995 Chick-fil-A Charity-7th), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 16 Brad Bergen, PA Sask, hockey defenseman (Team Germany 1998)
  • Mar 16 Catarina Pollini, WNBA forward (Houston Comets)
  • Mar 16 David Nascimento, soccer player (Roda JC/FC Utrecht)
  • Mar 16 Rodney Peete, NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 17 Andrew Hudson, cricketer (South Africa, 163 on debut vs WI 1992)
  • Mar 19 Paul Devenport, New Zealand, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Texas Tour)
  • Mar 19 Andy Sinton, English footballer
  • Mar 20 Blas Minor, Merced CA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Mar 20 Giulio Caravatta, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • Mar 21 Al Iafrate, Dearborn Mich, NHL defenseman (San Jose Sharks)
  • Mar 21 Karen Lunn, Cowra Australia, LPGA golfer (1993 Women's British Open)
  • Mar 21 Matthew Maynard, cricketer (big hitting Glamorgan & England player)
  • Mar 22 Brad Edwards, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 22 Brian Shaw, NBA guard (Orlando Magic, SF Warriors)
  • Mar 22 Sean Berry, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 22 Todd Ewen, Saskatoon, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • Mar 23 James Saxon, NFL fullback (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Mar 23 Mike Remlinger, MLB pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Middletown, New York
  • Mar 24 Penny Toler, WNBA guard (LA Sparks)
  • Mar 25 David Hohl, freestyle wrestler (Olympics-9-92, 96), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 25 Jeff Cross, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Mar 25 Tom Glavine, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Cy Young 1991), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • Mar 25 Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
  • Mar 26 Wesley Walls, NFL tight end (New Orleans Saints)
  • Mar 27 Kate Donahoo, US judoka (Olympic-92), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 28 Jason Garrett, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 28 Nathalie Herreman, French tennis star
  • Mar 28 Serge Djelloul, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • Mar 29 Dwayne Harper, NFL cornerback (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 29 Eric Gunderson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Mar 29 Robb Thomas, NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Mar 31 Natalie Gosselin, Levis Quebec, 52kg judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • Mar 31 Thomas Fitzgerald, American team handball left wing (Olympics 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Roger Black, English athlete
  • Apr 1 Dave Vankoughnett, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Apr 1 Odie Harris, NFL safety/defensive back (Houston Oilers)
  • Apr 2 Andrei Kovalev, NHL forward (Belarus, Olympics 1998)
  • Apr 2 Bill Romanowski, NFL linebacker (Eagles, Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 2 Willie Green, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 2 Teddy Sheringham, English footballer
  • Apr 3 Bo Orlando, NFL safety (San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Apr 3 John de Vries, Australian racing driver
  • Apr 4 Michal Clingman, Indio California, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-9th-1994)
  • Apr 4 Myriam Schropp, West Germany, tennis star
  • Apr 4 Stanislav Medrik, Nitra CZE, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia)
  • Apr 5 Brent Hughes, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • Apr 5 Scott Dill, NFL tackle/guard (Tampa Bay Bucs, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Apr 8 Mazinho, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 8 Mark Blundell, British racing car driver (1992 Le Mans 24hr), born in London
  • Apr 9 Oliver Barnett, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Apr 10 Neil Smith, NFL defensive end (KC Chiefs, Den Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Apr 11 Dave Richards, NFL guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Apr 11 Kara McGaw, softball rightfielder (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 11 Mark Higgs, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Apr 11 Steve Scarsone, Anaheim CA, infielder (SF Giants)
  • Apr 12 Jeffrey Hunter, WLAF DE (London Monarchs)
  • Apr 12 Lorenzo White, NFL running back (Cleveland Browns)
  • Apr 12 Theo Blanco, WLAF receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Apr 13 Ali Boumnijel, Tunisian football player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 David Justice, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Greg Maddux, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in San Angelo, Texas

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

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