October 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Sal Maglie & Dodgers defeat Yanks 6-3 in opening game of World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 7 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Open
  • Oct 8 Don Larsen (NY Yankees) pitches only perfect World Series game vs Brooklyn
  • Oct 9 10th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 1-1 at Montreal
  • Oct 10 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
  • Oct 14 Patty Berg wins LPGA Arkansas Golf Open
  • Oct 15 Yankees Enos Slaughter scores from 1st on a single in World Series
  • Oct 21 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • Oct 25 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • Oct 30 Dodgers sell Ebbets Field to a real estate group. They agree to stay until 1959, with an option to stay until 1961

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Leslie Burr-Howard, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Oct 4 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goaltender (PSV)

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Oct 4 Sherri Turner, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ), born in Greenville South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • Oct 7 Julio Pezua, Pervian-American jockey
  • Oct 8 Jeff Lahti, American baseball player
  • Oct 10 Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1972)
  • Oct 13 Anura Ranasinghe, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman in 3 Tests 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 14 Beth Daniel, American LPGA golfer (1990 Kemper Open), born in Charleston, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 16 Johnny Chavis, American football coach

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 18 Martina Navratilova, Czech tennis star (Wimbledon 1989,79,82-87), born in Prague, Czech Republic

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Oct 19 Sue Barker, tennis pro (French Open 1976)
  • Oct 19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach
  • Oct 19 Didier Theys, Belgian racing driver
  • Oct 22 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • Oct 23 Betsy Nagelsen, tennis star, born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Oct 23 Darrell Pace, archer (Oly-2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 27 Patty Sheehan, American LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open), born in Middlebury, Vermont

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Oct 29 Wilfredo G√≥mez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • Oct 30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6 Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 13 MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Stan Ockers, Belgian world champ cyclist (1955), dies at 36