October 1936 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
  • Oct 3 NY Yankees set new attendance record of 64,482 in Game 3 of World Series at Yankee Stadium; 66,669 following day Game 4; win series v NY Giants, 4-2
  • Oct 4 Record crowd 66,669 packs Yankee Stadium for Game 4 of Baseball World Series; Yankees beat Giants, 5-2; win series, 4-2
  • 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, Australian cricketer (Cambridge & S Aust batsman) and 45th Australian Defence Minister, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Oct 4 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • Oct 6 Glenn Hild, race horse trainer
  • Oct 10 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • 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 Bernard Bosanquet, English cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies at 58
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies