1953 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 128 of 128

  • Oct 4 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 5 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 8 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 18 Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 25 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • Oct 28 Red Barber, resigns as Dodger sportscaster to join Yankees
  • Nov 1 5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins
  • Nov 4 New baseball balk rule gives the batter option of accepting the outcome of the pitch or the balk
  • Nov 9 Supreme Court rules Major League baseball exempt from anti-trust laws
  • Nov 11 Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • Nov 12 US district Judge Grim, rules NFL can black out TV home games
  • Nov 17 St Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc
  • Nov 19 US Supreme Court rules (7-2) baseball is a sport not a business
  • Nov 24 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
  • Nov 25 Hungary beats England in soccer match, 6-3
  • Nov 27 Indians 3rd baseman Al Rosen is unanimously named AL's MVP
  • Nov 28 41st CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeats Winn Blue Bombers, 12-6
  • Nov 28 18th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 10-7 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 Red Sox trade M McDermott & Tom Umphlett for Wash's Jackie Jensen
  • Dec 1 Walter Alston named Dodger manager
  • Dec 8 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • Dec 9 Montreal Canadiens (106) & Toronto Maple Leafs (98) get 204 penalty mins
  • Dec 14 Brooklyn Dodgers sign pitcher Sandy Koufax
  • Dec 22 Jack Dunn III, owner of Balt Orioles in Intl League, turns name over to newly relocated St Louis Browns
  • Dec 23 Dodgers 2nd baseman Jim "Junior" Gilliam wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Dec 27 Detroit Lions beat Cleveland Browns 17-16 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 31 42nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Melbourne (3-2)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 140 of 140

  • Oct 13 Pat Day, American jockey
  • Oct 14 Roland Butcher, Barbados born English cricketer (1st cricketer of Caribbean descent to play for England 1981)
  • Oct 16 Susan Pedersen, American 4 X 100m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Oct 16 Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 20 Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Oct 24 James di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 24 Jonathan di Donato, open water swimmer, one of the Tiger Twins (world record for swimming the butterfly in 40.6 miles)
  • Oct 25 Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
  • Oct 25 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 29 Denis Potvin, Canadian born NHL defenseman (NY Islanders - Norris trophy), born in Vanier, Ontario

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Oct 31 John Lucas, NBA guard (Houston, Golden State, Milwaukee), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Nov 3 Larry Herndon, baseball player
  • Nov 4 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian racing driver
  • Nov 7 Lucinda Green, English equestrian
  • Nov 9 Gaétan Hart, Canadian boxer
  • Nov 20 Greg Gibson, Stafford Va, Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • Nov 22 Wayne Larkins, cricketer (England opening batsman of 80's)
  • Nov 23 Martin Kent, cricketer (Queensland batsman played for Australia 1981)
  • Nov 26 Louise Parks, LPGA golfer
  • Nov 26 Harry Carson, American football player
  • Nov 28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Nov 28 Sixto Lezcano, baseball player
  • Dec 2 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Dec 3 Franz Klammer, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1976)
  • Dec 4 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Dec 5 Larry Zbyszko, [Living Legend, Whistler], wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF)
  • Dec 6 Gary Ward, American baseball player
  • Dec 8 Roy Firestone, American sportscaster (Life's Most Embarrassing Moments), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 9 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
  • Dec 13 Ray Stewart, Matsqui BC, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Dunhill Cup)
  • Dec 13 Zoltan Magyar, Hungarian side horse gymnist (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • Dec 13 Bill Castro, Dominican baseball player
  • Dec 14 Vijay Amritraj, India, tennis player/actor (Octopussy)
  • Dec 19 Peter McEwan, cricketer (NZ batsman early 80's)
  • Dec 21 Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Indy-car racer (1990 Indianapolis 500)
  • Dec 23 Tatsumi Fujinami, wrestler (WWF/NWA)
  • Dec 25 Dave Wasick, American NFL player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 26 Matthew Harding, businessman/soccer supporter
  • Dec 27 Kevin Wright, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1979)
  • Dec 29 Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic bronze 1972)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport