On This Day

October 1934 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 9 St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series
  • Oct 13 LPGA Western Open Women's Golf, Portland G & CC: Marian McDougall outclassed Mrs Guy Riegel, 9 & 7 to win golf's only major title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 MLB All-Star team led by Connie Mack and including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx and Lou Gehrig sails to Japan for 18-game series against Big-Six University League

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman Jimmie Foxx
MLB Hall of Fame 1st Baseman
Jimmie Foxx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 While Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin
Baseball Player and Manager
Joe Cronin
  • Oct 28 Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates play first of only 4 penalty free games in NFL history; Dodgers wins 21-3 at Ebbets Field, Brooklyn

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Neil Castles, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National East Series Champion 1972), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Oct 1 Chuck Hiller, American MLB second baseman (first NL player in history to hit a grand slam HR in World Series play, 1962), born in Johnsburg, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • Oct 2 Geoff Millman, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Bedford, Bedfordshire (d. 2005)
  • Oct 2 Earl Wilson, American baseball pitcher (no-hitter 1962; AL wins leader 1967 Boston Red Sox), born in Ponchatoula, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • Oct 3 Harold Henning, South African golfer (2 PGA Tour titles; 3 senior PGA titles; World Cup 1965), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2004)
  • Oct 4 Sam Huff, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (5-time Pro Bowl; NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Edna, West Virginia
  • Oct 5 David Smith, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests), born in Fishponds, Bristol (d. 2003)
  • Oct 7 Willie Naulls, American NBA player (NY Knicks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Oct 8 Gerry Hitchens, English footballer, born in Staffordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricket fast bowler (1 Test, 2 wickets; Maharashtra), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 2020)
  • Oct 17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • Oct 19 Des Hoare, cricketer (Australian quickie in Test in 1961 v W Indies)
  • Oct 24 Arvind Apte, Indian cricketer (brother of Madhav Scored 8 & 7 in one Test), born in Bombay, Maharashtra, India (d. 2014)
  • Oct 24 Margie Masters, Australian golfer (Western Open runner-up 1966), born in Swan Hill, Victoria
  • Oct 27 Phil Horrocks-Taylor, English rugby union fly half (9 caps England, 1 British & Irish Lions; Leicester Tigers), born in Halifax, England (d. 2021)
  • Oct 28 Jim Beatty, American athlete (first to break 4-minute mile barrier on an indoor track 3:58.9 1962), born in NYC, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Jimmy 'Nixey' Callahan, American baseball pitcher, outfielder and manager (Chicago WS; first AL no-hitter 1902), dies at 60