October 1958 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 12th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Maurice 'Rocket' Richard scores twice and brother Henri the winner as Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-3
  • Oct 8 Braves Eddie Mathews strikes out for World Series record 11th time
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees beat Braves 4 games to 3 in 55th World Series
  • Oct 9 NY Yankees appear in 9 & win 7 of last 10 World Series
  • Oct 19 Stirling Moss wins season ending Moroccan Grand Prix at Ain-Diab but fellow Brit Mike Hawthorn takes World Championship of Drivers from Moss by just 1 point by finishing second; first British world champion
  • Oct 19 9th Formula One WDC: Mike Hawthorn wins by one point

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Alton Lister, NBA forward/center (Portland Trailblazers, Celtics)
  • Oct 13 Barb Bunkowsky-Scherbak, Canadian LPGA golfer (1984 Chrysler), born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Oct 13 Dwayne Evans, American 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 17 Blaine McCallister, American PGA golfer (1989 Honda Classic), born in Fort Stockton, Texas
  • Oct 18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 18 Kjell Samuelsson, Tyngsryd Swe, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer
  • Oct 20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback (Arizona Cardinals, Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 24 Pam Gietzen, LPGA golfer
  • Oct 25 Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)
  • Oct 25 Kornelia Ender, Halle GDR, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76)
  • Oct 28 Jay Don Blake, St George UT, PGA golfer (1991 Shearson Lehman Open)
  • Oct 30 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist
  • Oct 31 Russell Earl Cochran, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Oct 31 Jeannie Longo, French cyclist (59-time French champion and 13-time world champion), born in Annecy, France

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 15 Jack Mason, cricketer (England all-rounder v Australia 1897-98), dies
  • Oct 17 Charlie Townsend, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1899), dies at 81