October 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 4th Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • 5th Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 5th Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 6th MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 6th MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 14th T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, Mets win Baseball World Series 5-0
  • 15th Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • 15th NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • 15th Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • 16th 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • 16th Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

19th Mary Mills wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 19th 20th Formula One WDC: Jackie Stewart wins by 26 points
  • 24th Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • 26th Carol Mann wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 2nd Marcus Robertson, NFL safety/cornerback (Houston/Tenn Oilers)
  • 2nd Matthew Walbeck, catcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Sacramento, California
  • 3rd Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 3rd Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • 3rd Mike Saunders, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 3rd Stephen Scahill, New Zealand golfer, born in Featherston
  • 3rd Travis Hill, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 4th Lucas Parsons, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 5th Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 6th Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star
  • 6th Jeff Lay, rower (Olympics-96), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 6th Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)
  • 6th Robert Person, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Mets)
  • 7th Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 7th Martin Haywood, cricketer (NSW opening batsman)
  • 9th Charles Jordan, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 9th Dwayne Sabb, NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 10th Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 11th Cal Dixon, NFL center/guard (NY Jets)
  • 11th Mike Kerr, WLAF defensive end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 12th Alison Peek, Australia, field hockey halfback/midfielder (Olympics-96)
  • 12th Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)
  • 12th David Collins, Bethpage NY, rower (Olympics-bronze-1996)
  • 12th Jose Valentin, Manati Puerto Rico, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers)
  • 12th Nancy Ann Kerrigan, Woburn Mass, figure skater (Olympics-silver-1994)
  • 12th Terry Ray, NFL strong safety (NE Patriots)
  • 13th Rhonda Mapp, WNBA center/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 13th Tim Crabtree, Jackson MI, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 14th Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • 14th P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 15th Curtis Cotton, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Oak Raiders, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 15th Vítor Baía, Portuguese footballer
  • 16th Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 16th Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 16th Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 17th Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • 17th Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 17th Theodore Ernest Els, Johannesburg South Africa, PGA golfer (1994 US Open)
  • 18th Anthony Avent, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 18th Nelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer
  • 19th Zdeno Ciger, Martin Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 19th Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
  • 20th Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • 20th Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • 20th Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • 20th Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 20th Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 21st John McMullen, Santa Rosa California, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA-15th)
  • 21st Mo Lewis, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • 21st Mo Lewis, American football player
  • 22nd Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 22nd Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cin Reds)
  • 23rd Kristine Bailey, Livonia Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • 24th Arthur Rhodes, Waco Texas, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles)
  • 24th Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 25th Corey Harris, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins)
  • 25th Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, NO Saints)
  • 25th Josef Beranek, Litvinov Cze, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Oly-G-98)
  • 25th Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 25th Oleg Salenko, Russian former footballer
  • 26th Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 26th Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 27th Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 27th John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 28th Denny Fercho, Ventura California, team handball circle (Olympics-1996)
  • 28th Pete Shufelt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • 28th Troy Ridgley, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 29th Peter Breen, Brockton Mass, dance skater
  • 29th Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • 30th Mayumi Hirase, Kumamoto Japan, LPGA golfer (Japan Jr-1985, 86, 87)
  • 31st Damon Mashore, Ponce Puerto Rico, outfielder (Oakland A's)
  • 31st Henry John Mills, NFL tight end (Houston Oilers)
  • 31st Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)

Deaths in Sport

  • 4th Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

6th Walter Hagen, US PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • 7th Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • 12th Sonja Henie, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1928, 32, 36), dies at 57
  • 22nd Giovanni Martinelli, Ital opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 29th Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies