October 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 NY Yankees score World Series record 18 runs, beating Giants 18-4
  • Oct 2 Tony Lazzeri becomes 1st Yank to hit a World Series grand slam
  • Oct 3 Yanks set new attendance record of 64,842 in 3rd game of World Series
  • Oct 4 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series
  • Oct 7 7th-place Brooklyn Dodgers fire manager Casey Stengel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Duncan Edwards, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • Oct 2 Ian McLachlan, cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman, later Liberal MP)
  • Oct 4 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • Oct 6 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • Oct 10 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • Oct 12 Tony Kubek, shortstop (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (NBC-TV, Madison Square Garden), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 20 Larry Mowry, PGA golfer (1987 Crestar Pepsi Senior), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 23 Barry Sinclair, cricketer (21 Tests for NZ in the 60's, 3 centuries)
  • Oct 25 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • Oct 30 Polina Astakhova, Ukrainian gymnast (d. 2005)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • Oct 2 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 3 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, dies of pneumonia at 66

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 8 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 54
  • Oct 12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies