Events in Sport in October 1966

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 2 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 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