On This Day in Sport for October 24

Events in Sport

  • 1857 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England
  • 1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
  • 1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
  • 1935 Judge Landis fines umpire George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm & Chicago players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series

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1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
  • 1954 5th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by 16.86 points
  • 1957 Cincinnati Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
  • 1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1964 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
  • 1964 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
  • 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • 1965 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • 1969 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
  • 1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • 1976 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • 1976 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • 1976 27th Formula One WDC: James Hunt wins by one point (this season served as the inspiration for the 2013 film "Rush")
  • 1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
  • 1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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1982 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement

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1988 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
  • 1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
  • 1992 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • 1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • 2004 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.

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2004 55th Formula One WDC: Michael Schumacher wins by 34 points

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2009 19th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-16 in South Bend (Notre Dame's first win in the series in nine years)
  • 2013 St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1857 Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1872 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
  • 1887 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1909 Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
  • 1913 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer
  • 1917 Marshall Goldberg, NFL halfback (Chicago Cardinals)
  • 1925 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • 1926 Y A Tittle, AAFC/NFL QB (Baltimore, SF, NY Giants, MVP 1963)
  • 1928 Ken Hough, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in two Tests v England 1959)
  • 1929 James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)
  • 1932 Johnny Lattner, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1934 Arvind Apte, cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test)
  • 1934 Margie Masters, LPGA golfer
  • 1944 Viktor Prokopenko, Ukranian footballer and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1950 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1953 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1953 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • 1955 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • 1957 Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • 1958 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • 1960 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • 1960 Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1961 Rafael Belliard, Pueblo Nuevo Dom Rep, infielder (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1961 Russell Swanson, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1962 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • 1964 Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1965 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • 1966 F P Santangelo, outfielder (Montreal Expos), born in Livonia, Michigan
  • 1966 Shawn Lee, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1967 Ian Bishop, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
  • 1968 Adrian Dale, cricketer (prolific Glamorgan & England A batsman)
  • 1968 Francisco Claver, Spanish tennis star
  • 1968 Ken Ryan, Pawtucket RI, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1969 Arthur Rhodes, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1969 Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1970 Lamont Hollinquest, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1970 Todd Riech, Polson Montana, javelin thrower
  • 1970 Walter Dunson, NFL running back/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Aaron Bailey, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1971 Mike Verstegen, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1972 Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1972 Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
  • 1972 T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1972 Pat Williams, American football player
  • 1973 Kenny Holmes, defensive end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1973 Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1973 Mike Matthews, American baseball player
  • 1973 Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
  • 1974 Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • 1974 Jamal Mayers, Professional Hockey Player
  • 1975 Corey Dillon, HB (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1975 Juan Pablo Ángel, Colombian footballer
  • 1976 Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976 Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • 1977 Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadorian football player, born in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
  • 1978 Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1980 James Killian, American football player
  • 1980 Matthew Amoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
  • 1982 Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • 1983 Brian Vickers, American race car driver

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1985 Wayne Rooney, English footballer (Manchester United), born in Liverpool, England

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • 1986 John Ruddy, English footballer
  • 1987 Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer

Weddings in Sport

  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

  • 1931 Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies
  • 1942 Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • 1971 Chuck Hughes, Detroit Lion collapses during game & later, dies

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1972 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1973 Jack Iverson, cricketer (5 Tests 21 wickets S1024 15 23), dies
  • 1985 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver, dies in a car crash at 44
  • 1988 Sumner White, American sailor (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 58
  • 2002 Herman Gaviria, Colombian football player (b. 1969)
  • 2012 Margaret Osborne DuPont, American tennis player, dies at 94