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 National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 6th MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 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), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 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, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • 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, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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 (Cincinnati 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, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 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, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 29th Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies