October 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
  • Oct 6 Les Favell, cricketer (stoic Australian batsman late 50's)
  • Oct 8 Didi [Waldyr Pereira], Brazilian footballer, born in Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil (d. 2001)
  • Oct 14 Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer, born in Baie-Sainte-Anne, New Brunswick, Canada (d. 2007)
  • Oct 19 Balbir Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1948-56)
  • Oct 24 James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)
  • Oct 25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • Oct 28 Narotam Puna, cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966)
  • Oct 31 Eddie Charlton, Australian snooker player, born in Merewether, Australia (d. 2004)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 21 Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • Oct 25 James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies