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Year 1966 in Sports History (Part 5)

Events in Sport


Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 523

  • 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, Canadian politician and marathon runner (Toronto, Houston Marathon 1995), born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • 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 Oscar Caballos, jockey
  • Oct 6 Niall Quinn, Irish soccer striker (92 caps, Rep of Ireland; Manchester City, Sunderland), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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 (Baltimore 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 midfielder (49 caps; Ajax, Internazionale, PSV, Sheffield Wednesday), born in Volendam, Netherlands
  • Oct 15 Jorge Campos, Mexican football goalkeeper (130 caps; UNAM, LA Galaxy), born in Acapulco, Guerrero
  • Oct 16 Donovan Right, CFL linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 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 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 Tommy Tolles, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1996 3rd, Masters 1997 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, American baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Oct 24 Shawn Lee, American NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 25 Wendel Clark, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 26 Alex Pastoor, Dutch soccer midfielder (FC Volendam, Heerenveen) and manager (Slavia Prague, Sparta Rotterdam), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 26 Olga Bicherova, Soviet gymnast (won title at 15 yrs 33 days), born in Moscow, Russian SFSR
  • Oct 26 Jeanne Zelasko, American journalist and sportcaster, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Brad Lauer, Canadian NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins), born in Humboldt, Canada
  • Oct 27 Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 28 Benoit Hogue, Canadian NHL center (Dallas Stars), born in Repentigny, Quebec
  • 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 30 Quin Snyder, American basketball head coach (Utah Jazz 2014-19; University of Missouri 1999-2006), born in Mercer Island, Washington
  • Oct 31 Brian Keyser, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Castro Valley, California
  • Nov 1 Danny Everett, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m relay 1988), born in Van Alstyne, Texas
  • Nov 5 Nayim [Mohamed Alí Amar], Spanish footballer, born in Ceuta, Spain
  • Nov 7 Andy Tomberlin, American baseball outfielder (NY Mets), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Nov 7 Murphy Su'a, New Zealand cricket pace bowler (NZ left-arm of Samoan parents), born in Whanganui, New Zealand
  • Nov 7 Calvin Borel, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Kentucky Derby 2007, 09, 10), born in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
  • Nov 8 Michael Soles, CFL fullback (Montreal Alouettes), born in Pointe-Claire, Canada
  • Nov 8 Ulrich Cruden, Suriname soccer player (NEC), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Nov 9 Virgil Robertson, CFL defensive end (BC Lions), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 10 Kyle Kopp, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in San Bernardino, California
  • Nov 11 Gina Pillitiere, American WPVA volleyballer (National-25th-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Nov 13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • Nov 14 Carl Coulter, CFL corner (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Curt Schilling, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Nov 14 Eric Hill, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Nov 14 Rod Harris, CFL slot back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Nov 14 Petra Roßner, German cyclist
  • Nov 16 Dan Nowosielski, fencing epee (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Nov 16 Tim Scott, pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Hanford, California
  • Nov 17 Jeff Nelson, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Darren Flutie, American CFL wide receiver (Grey Cup 1994, 99; CFL All-Star 1996, 97, 99; Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats), born in Manchester, Maryland
  • Nov 18 Ron Coomer, Crest Hill IL, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • Nov 19 Brian Wilsterman, soccer player (Dordreecht '90)
  • Nov 19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Nov 21 Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
  • Nov 21 Troy Aikman, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1992-93, 95; Pro Bowl 1991–96; Dallas Cowboys), born in West Covina, California
  • Nov 23 Jerry Kelly, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Nov 24 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • Nov 25 Mark Whiten, American baseball outfielder (4 home runs in one game 1993; St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Nov 26 Jay Berger, American tennis star, born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • Nov 26 Sue Wicks, American Women's Basketball Hall of Fame forward (WNBA All Star 2000; NY Liberty), born in Center Moriches, New York
  • Nov 27 Chryssandra Hines, American team handball wing (Olympics 1996), born in Bristol Connecticut
  • Nov 27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • Dec 1 Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback and CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 1 Larry Walker, Canadian baseball right fielder (NL MVP 1997; MLB All Star 1992, 1997–1999, 2001), born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  • Dec 2 Clive Eksteen, South African cricket spin bowler (7 Tests; ex-commercial manager Cricket SA), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dec 2 Kelly Buchberger, Canadian NHL right wing and coach (World C'ship gold 1994; Stanley Cup 1987, 90; Edmonton Oilers), born in Langenburg, Saskatchewan
  • Dec 3 Flemming Povlsen, Danish soccer forward and broadcaster (62 caps; Borussia Dortmund), born in Brabrand, Denmark
  • Dec 5 Bruce Deacon, Canadian marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Dec 5 Niege Dias, Brazilian tennis star, born in Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil
  • Dec 6 Natascha Badmann, Swiss triathlete (6-time winner of the Ironman World Championships), born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Dec 7 Shinichi Itoh, Japanese motorcycle racer, born in Kakuda, Miyagi, Japan
  • Dec 8 Joe Staysniak, American NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • Dec 8 Les Ferdinand, English footballer who scored 149 goals in the Premier League for various clubs, born in Acton, London
  • Dec 9 Dana Murzyn, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Dec 10 Mel Rojas, MLB pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Haina, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 10 Norberto Martin, baseball infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Dec 12 Jim Sandlak, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Dec 14 Anthony Mason, American NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Dec 14 Bill Ranford, Canadian NHL goalie (Team Canada, Boston), born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • Dec 14 Carl Herrera, Trinidadian-born Venezuelan NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs), born in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Dec 14 Fabrizio Giovanardi, Italian racecar driver, born in Sassuolo, Italy
  • Dec 15 Carl Hooper, cricketer (WI off-spin all-rounder)
  • Dec 16 Clifford Robinson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1994; 6th Man of Year Award 1993; Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • Dec 16 Dennis Wise, English footballer

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