On This Day

October 1952 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon 7-4 as the New York Giants complete an unlikely Baseball World Series sweep of the powerful Cleveland Indians; Cleveland season record of 111-43 sets American League mark for regular season wins
  • Oct 5 6th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: 1st Team ties 2nd Team, 1-1; second year format - 1st v 2nd All-Star Teams, with additional players
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3 in 49th World Series
  • Oct 7 Yankees tie their own record of 4 consecutive World Series wins
  • Oct 12 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (India) his 1st first class cricket centuries
  • Oct 26 Pakistan's 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
  • Oct 30 4th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Jacques Martin, Canadian NHL coach, executive (Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens), born in Rockland, Ontario
  • Oct 3 Gary Troup, New Zealand cricket fast/medium bowler (15 Tests, 39 wickets; 22 ODI), born in Taumarunui, King Country
  • Oct 4 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestImran Khan

Oct 5 Imran Khan, 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (2018- ) and cricket all-rounder (88 Tests, 3,807 runs, 362 wickets), born in Lahore, Pakistan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Oct 7 Graham Yallop, Australian cricketer (Australian capt in 7 Tests, won 1 lost 6), born in Balwyn, Australia
  • Oct 7 Ludmila Tourischeva, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1972), born in Grozny, Russia
  • Oct 10 Bobby Nystrom, Swedish NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1979-83; jersey #23 retired 1995), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 12 Trevor Chappell, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, underarm bowling controversy), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Oct 14 Nikolai Adrianov, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • Oct 18 Roy Dias, cricketer (pioneering Sri Lankan Test batsman)
  • Oct 18 Jerry Royster, American baseball player
  • Oct 20 Dave McLelland, Canadian NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks), born in Penticton, British Columbia
  • Oct 25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 5 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian-American racing driver, dies at 68
  • Oct 8 Joe Adams, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1900), dies at 74