October 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Violet Percy runs female record marathon (3:40:22)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 6 Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 10 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Walter Johnson retires, signs 2-year contract to manage Newark

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Marques Haynes, NBA player and hall of famer (World's Greatest Dribbler, Harlem Globetrotters)
  • Oct 11 John Dewes, cricketer (England opener late 40's early 50's)
  • Oct 12 Hans Liebold, Germany, auto racer (Nardo, Italy)
  • Oct 13 Walter "Killer" Kowalski (wrestler) Canadian Wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Oct 20 Ursula Happe, Germany, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Oct 24 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • Oct 27 P G "Nana" Joshi, cricket wicketkeeper (Indian during 1950's)
  • Oct 28 Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner (1969-1984)
  • Oct 30 Jacques Swaters, Belgian racing driver