October 1930 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 World Series opens at Phila's Shibe Park, Philadelphia A's beat St Louis 5-2
  • Oct 4 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, pitches 2 innings, oldest to play in World Series
  • Oct 8 Philadelphia A's beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 2 in 27th World Series
  • Oct 18 Joseph Sylvester becomes 1st jockey to win 7 races in 1 day
  • Oct 22 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Frank Gardner, Australian racing driver
  • Oct 2 J M Ghorpade, cricketer (8 Tests for India 1952-59 with little impact)
  • Oct 4 Bill Wade, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 6 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain (great Aussie leg-spinner) and commentator, born in Penrith, New South Wales

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Oct 10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 11 Bill Fischer, baseball player
  • Oct 11 Harry Glass, German DR, 1st E German Olympic medalist (bronze-1956)
  • Oct 27 Bill George, American NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears, LA Rams), born in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)
  • Oct 28 Bernie Ecclestone, English motorsports impresario (F1), born in St Peter, South Elmham