On This Day

October 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Sports History

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

Sports History

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

  • Oct 7 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat Washington Senators, 4-3 at Griffith Stadium to clinch 4 games to 1 series victory
  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 22 Italian boxer Primo Carnera beats Spanish challenger Paulino Uzcudun on points in Rome, Italy to retain the IBU heavyweight title


Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Neale Fraser AO, MBE, Australian tennis player (3 x Grand Slam singles, 11 x doubles winner), and coach (Australian Davis Cup team x 4 winner), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 12 Titus Buberník, Czech soccer midfielder (23 caps Czechoslovakia; ČH Bratislava, LASK Linz), born in Pusté Úľany, Czech Republic (d. 2022)
  • Oct 18 Forrest Gregg, American Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle, coach (9-time Pro Bowl; Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), born in Birthright, TX (d. 2019)
  • Oct 19 Brian Booth, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 42.21, 5 x 100s, 10 x 50s; NSW), born in Bathurst, Australia
  • Oct 19 Wilfried Dietrich, German FR, super-heavyweight (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Oct 21 Francisco Gento, Spanish soccer winger (Spain 43 caps, Real Madrid 427 games) and manager (Grenada FC), born in El Astillero, Spain (d. 2022)
  • Oct 22 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian soccer forward (18 caps; Sturm Graz, First Vienna, Real Betis, Wacker Innsbruck) and manager (Austria, Athletic Bilbao, AEK), born in Graz, Austria (d. 2007)
  • Oct 23 Tom Dewdney, West Indian cricket pace bowler (WI of 50's), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Oct 25 Ron Archer, Australian cricket all-rounder (19 Tests, 1 x 100, 48 wickets; Queensland CA), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland (d. 2007)
  • Oct 25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • Oct 25 Bobby Collins Jr., American college football coach (head coach University of Southern Mississippi; Southern Methodist University), born in Laurel, Mississippi (d. 2021)
  • Oct 27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • Oct 27 Earle Wells, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold Flying Dutchman 1964), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer, born in Pau Grande, Brazil (d. 1983)
  • Oct 31 Phil Goyette, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Lachine, Canada

Hobart "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)

  • Oct 31 Eric Nesterenko, Canadian ice hockey center (NHL All Star 1961, 65; Toronto Maple Leafs; Stanley Cup 1961 Chicago Black Hawks), born in Flin Flon, Manitoba (d. 2022)

Weddings in Sport

Johnny Weissmuller

Oct 8 American actor Johnny Weissmuller marries Mexican actress Lupe Vélez (divorced 1939)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 3 Young Stribling, American boxer (vs Max Schmeling, Ring Magazine fight of the year 1931), dies in a motor cycle accident at 28