October 1946 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 1st NL playoffs, Dodgers vs Cards (St Louis wins 2 games to 0)
  • Oct 3 Cards beat Dodgers 8-4 at Ebbets Field to win NL playoffs 2-0
  • Oct 15 Smallest World Series share since 1918 (Cards $3,748, Red Sox $2,140)
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 43rd World Series
  • Oct 15 Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Alfred Jones, Grace Miss, middleweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • Oct 1 Eva Klobukowska, Polish relay sprinter (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Oct 4 Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978
  • Oct 5 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach
  • Oct 6 Gary Gentry, baseball player (NY Mets)

Person of interestTony Greig

Oct 6 Tony Greig, English cricket captain, all-rounder (1972-77) and commentator, born in Queenstown, South Africa (d. 2012)

Cricketer and Commentator Tony Greig
Cricketer and Commentator
Tony Greig
  • Oct 8 Aleksandr Gorshlov, ice dancer (holds 6 titles)
  • Oct 10 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 11 Sawao Kato, Japan, gymnast (Olympic gold 1968, 72, 76)
  • Oct 12 Ashok Mankad, Indian cricketer (son of Vinoo, batted for India 1969-78), born in Mumbai, India (d. 2008)
  • Oct 14 James Robert "Radio" Kennedy, American football coach
  • Oct 14 Al Oliver, American baseball player
  • Oct 17 Bob Seagren, Pomona California, actor (Soap)/pole vaulter (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Oct 19 Bob Holland, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner at age 38)
  • Oct 20 Lucien Van Impe, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 21 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • Oct 23 Miklos Nemeth, Hungarian javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Oct 28 Wim Jansen, Dutch footballer and coach
  • Oct 29 Anura Tennekoon, cricketer (Sri Lankan World Cup captain 1975-79)
  • Oct 30 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • Oct 31 Ramnath Parkar, Indian cricket batsman (Indian in 2 Tests v England 1972-73), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1999)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 16 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged