October 1933 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 1 Washington Senators coach Nick Altrock plays in a MLB game at age 57 as a pinch-hitter; faces Rube Walberg of the Philadelphia A's; goes hitless in 3-0 loss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Babe Ruth makes his final pitching appearance in MLB; pitches all 9 innings in a season ending 6-5 win v Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium; hits his 34th home run of the season in 5th inning

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Oct 7 NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4 games to 1 in 30th World Series
  • Oct 13 Soccer team STEVO forms in Geesteren
  • Oct 15 Philadelphia Eagles play 1st NFL game, lose to NY Giants 56-0
  • Oct 19 Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936
  • Oct 22 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Neale Fraser, Australian tennis player and coach (US Open 1959-60, Wimbledon 1960), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, cricketer (dual Australian cricket/hockey international)
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 23 Tom Dewdney, cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's)
  • Oct 25 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • Oct 25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • Oct 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • Oct 28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

Oct 31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)