Events in Sport in November 1966

  • Nov 1 NFL awards a franchise to New Orleans; name "Saints" alludes to November 1, All Saints Day in Catholic faith
  • Nov 1 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax becomes first 3-time winner of Cy Young Award; unanimous winner for 2nd straight year; final year only 1 award given for pitchers in both major leagues
  • Nov 5 Brigham Young QB Virgil Carter sets NCAA record of 599 yards gained

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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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 14 Muhammad Ali TKOs Cleveland Williams in 3 for heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

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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 25 Cincinnati infielder Tommy Helms is voted NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 26 54th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Ottawa, 29-14

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Nov 27 LPGA Titleholders Championship, Augusta CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 2 shots from Judy Kimball

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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