October 1887 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 5 1st US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight 6-1, 6-0
  • Oct 8 Phillies set club record 16th straight victory
  • Oct 26 Detroit (NL) beats St Louis (AA) 10 games to 5 in World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 6 George Brown, cricketer (legendary England batsman/keeper of 20's)
  • Oct 7 A C "Jack" Russell, cricketer (prolific England batsman post-WWI)
  • Oct 24 Octave Lapize, French cyclist (Tour de France 1910 champion), born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • Oct 31 Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey (Montreal Canadiens) and lacrosse player, born in Cornwall, Ontario (d. 1970)
  • Oct 31 William Whysall, British cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30) (d. 1930)