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, England, runner (Olympics-800m gold, 1500m bronze-1980)

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