October 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 World heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis is discharged from US army after being awarded the Legion of Merit

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Oct 3 Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs meet in Baseball World Series for the 4th time; Hank Borowy pitches a 6-hit shutout as Cubs win Game 1, 9-0 at Briggs Stadium; Detroit wins series , 4-3
  • Oct 6 Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs
  • Oct 10 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series
  • Oct 15 Baseball Attendance hits record 10.28 million (Tigers 1.28 is highest)

AgreementContract of Interest

Oct 23 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 29 Happy Chandler resigns as US Senator, remains as baseball commish
  • Oct 30 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Rod Carew, baseball slugger (AL Rookie of Year 1967)
  • Oct 3 Viktor Saneyev, Soviet triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silver 1968-80), born in Sukhumi, Georgia
  • Oct 4 Richard Bickell, race horse trainer
  • Oct 8 Vanburn Holder, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian pace bowler of 70's), born in Deans Village, Saint Michael, Barbados
  • Oct 9 Naftali Bon, Kenyan 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1968), born in Kapsabet, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
  • Oct 13 Chako Higuchi, Japanese golfer (LPGA C'ship 1977), born in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  • Oct 15 Jim Palmer, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles 1965-1984), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 15 Steven Camacho, West Indian cricketer (WI batsman early seventies), born in Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Dave Cutler, CFL place kicker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 18 Yıldo, Turkish famous showman and football player
  • Oct 28 Dennis Lillie [sic], cricketer (Queensland leg-spinner 1965-66/80-82)