October 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 1st 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature a NY team (LA vs Chic)
  • 3rd 13th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-1 at Montreal
  • 4th 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)

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4th Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 4th LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
  • 6th Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
  • 8th LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
  • 28th Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • 29th 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

Birthdays in Sport

  • 3rd Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington

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3rd Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • 6th Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 6th [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 7th Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 8th Mike Morgan, Tulare CA, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 8th Tony Eason, football quarterback (New England Patriots)
  • 9th Mike Singletary, NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 11th Michiel Schapers, Netherlands, tennis star
  • 20th Janice McCaffrey, Etobicoke Ontario, 10k walker (Olympics-25-92, 96)
  • 20th Razor Ramon, [Scott Hall], wrestler (WWF/WCW/NWA/Florida/AWA/KC)
  • 21st George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • 29th Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

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29th Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • 31st Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Deaths in Sport

  • 11th Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • 18th Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (b. 1898)
  • 19th Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic-gold-1928), shot to death at 60
  • 28th Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies