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Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 New Zealand Natives, a privately organised and mainly Māori rugby team, plays first game in UK; the first national rugby team to wear the silver fern
  • Oct 8 28th British Golf Open: Jack Burns shoots a 171 at St Andrews
  • Oct 20 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • Oct 31 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 4 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 1954)
  • Oct 30 Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)