- Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
- MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
- MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
- Race riot in Boston due to "bussing"
- Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
Day of the Week: Wednesday