October 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Birthdays in Sport

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Deaths in Sport

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