October 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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