What a year.
Like the battle of Hastings in 1066, football fans will never forget the year when England won the World Cup 1966.
As the quote goes: ''They think its all over...'' Kenneth Wolstenholme's commentary on BBC when England beat Germany 4 - 2.
He said: And here comes Hurst! He's got...
Some people are on the pitch! They think it's all over!
It is now, it's four!
I get the feeling we will have to wait until 2066 to see another FIFA World Cup for our beloved football nation.
Here is a quick summary of other sporting winners in this famous year.
Tennis: Wimbledon 20th June - 2nd July
Manuel Santana wins the men's final. While Billie Jean King wins the women's.
Grand National 1966 - Aintree
Anlgo wins at odds of 50-1 for trainer Fred Winter, ridden by Tim Norman. A 20-length victory beating Freddie who was runner-up the year before.
Gold Cup 1966 - Cheltenham
Almost as well known as England winning the World Cup, equine star Arkle made this a historic Gold Cup winning for the third time in consecutive years. Tom Dreaper trained this amazing nine-year-old for the Dutchess Of Westminster, ridden by Pat Taaffe at odds of 1/10f.
The Boat Race 1966
A long history of the battle of supremacy for Oxford and Cambridge University. The 112 boat race took place on the 26th March 1966. A tight competition, Oxford won by three and quarter lengths. Cambridge won the women's race.
1966 European Athletics Championship
A couple of English victories of note:
Jim Hogan won the Marathon 2:20:04.06
Lynn Davies won the men's Long Jump 7.98 m
The only two medals England achieved in these championships.
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