October 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 9th NHL All-Star Game: Detroit beat All-Stars 3-1 at Detroit
  • Oct 4 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • Oct 9 Betty Jameson wins LPGA Richmond Golf Open
  • Oct 23 Dominican League moves to winter baseball for 1st time
  • Oct 30 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 4 Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • Oct 4 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 5 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 6 Tony Dungy, American football coach
  • Oct 8 Bill Elliott, auto racer (Daytona-1978)
  • Oct 9 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England

Person of interestVictor Pecci

Oct 15 Victor Pecci, Paraguayan tennis star, born in Asuncion, Paraguay

Tennis Player Victor Pecci
Tennis Player
Victor Pecci
  • Oct 15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Shelton, NBA forward (NY Knick, Seattle Supersonics)
  • Oct 20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • Oct 24 Ghulam Parkar, cricketer (Indian batsman v England 1982)
  • Oct 25 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 21 Roy Minnett, cricketer (Australian all-rounder prior to WWI), dies
  • Oct 27 Clark Griffith, baseball player/manager (NY Yankees), dies at 85