October 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Yankees beat Dodgers 3-2 at Yankee Stadium in opener of World Series
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series
  • Oct 19 1st woman jockey in North America, Anna Lee Wiley in Mexico

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 4 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • Oct 5 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • Oct 13 John Snow, cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies)
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 20 Bob Panasik, Windsor Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC)
  • Oct 23 Colin Milburn, cricketer (England bat whose career was cut short)
  • Oct 25 Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
  • Oct 26 Harald Nielsen, Danish soccer player (Olympic silver 1960), born in Frederikshavn, Denmark (d. 2015)
  • Oct 27 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • Oct 29 Brian Yuile, cricketer (NZ slow left-armer took 34 wkts in 17 Tests)
  • Oct 30 Jim Ray Hart, American baseball player (Giants), born in Hookerton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Oct 31 Lucas Brown Jackson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1964), born in San Marcos, Texas
  • Oct 31 Derek Bell, British racing driver, born in Pinner, Middlesex, England

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 13 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 20 Ken Farnes (WWII) 15 Tests for England, cricketer (60 wickets), dies
  • Oct 29 Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)