October 1929 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 12 Chicago Cubs blow 8-0 Game 4s lead; Philadelphia A's score World Series record 10 runs in 1 inning in 10-8 win
  • Oct 14 Baseball World Series: Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 3-2 at Shibe Park to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory; A's first title in 16 years

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league halfback, coach, administrator (NSWRL, ARL, Manly-Warringah chairman), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 3 Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2019)
  • Oct 6 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • Oct 6 Phil Krueger, American football quarterback (Southeast Missouri State), college coach (Fresno State, Utah State) and NFL executive (GM TB Buccaneers), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 2020)
  • Oct 8 Didi (Waldyr Pereira), Brazilian soccer midfielder (68 caps; Fluminense), born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Oct 16 B. Satyaji Rao, Indian cricket umpire (17 Tests 1960-79; 5 x Ranji Trophy finals), born in Bangalore, India (d. 2021)
  • Oct 16 Walt Michaels, American NFL linebacker, coach (5-time Pro Bowl; Cleveland Browns; head coach NY Jets 1977-82), born in Swoyersville, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • Oct 19 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), born in Haripur Khalsa, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian soccer goalie, known as 'The Black Spider' (Dynamo Moscow, 1950-70), and namesake of FIFA award for best World Cup Finals goalkeeper, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 1990)
  • Oct 24 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Oct 25 LaDell Andersen, American college basketball coach (Utah State, BYU), born in Malad City, Idaho (d. 2019)
  • Oct 25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • Oct 26 Roland Hemond, American baseball executive (GM Chicago White Sox 1970–85; Baltimore Orioles 1988–95), born in Central Falls, Rhode Island (d. 2021)
  • Oct 31 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player (World #3 1976-81; Pot Black 1972, 73, 80), born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Lee Richmond, American baseball pitcher (first ever MLB perfect game, 1880), dies at 72
  • Oct 21 Owen Dunell, South African cricket batsman (South Africa's 1st Test captain; 2 Tests), dies at 73
  • Oct 25 James Lillywhite, English cricket slow bowler (1st England Test captain; 2 Tests, 8 wickets; Sussex CCC) and umpire (6 Tests 1881–99), dies at 87