October 1941 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 5 Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Mickey Owens drops a 3rd strike and Tom Hendrick reaches 1st safely for Yankees for a famous Baseball World Series error; would have been last out, instead Yankees score 4 and win 7-4; win series, 4-1
  • 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, English cricketer (fiery England quickie Unpopular with Aussies), born in Peopleton, Worcestershire, England
  • Oct 14 Art Shamsky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 16 Tim McCarver, baseball catcher (Phils, Mets)/sportscaster (ABC, CBS)
  • Oct 20 Bob Panasik, Canadian Tour golfer (1986 Canadian TPC), born in Windsor, Ontario
  • 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 Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
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)