Events in Sport in August 1966

  • Aug 5 33rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 38, All-Stars 0 (72,000)
  • Aug 5 Jose Torres beats Eddie Cotton to retain light-heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Aug 6 Muhammad Ali KOs Brian London in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Willie Mays takes 2nd place on all-time HR list

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 21 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Aug 26 Balt Orioles Roznovsky & B Powell are 4th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 27 Oakland Pitcher Paul Lindblad begins a 385 cons errorless streak
  • Aug 28 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
  • Aug 31 Referee Leo Horn whistles his last soccer match (Ajax-Bulgaria)