On This Day

October 1958 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Oct 4 12th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-3

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 19 Stirling Moss wins season ending Moroccan Grand Prix at Ain-Diab but fellow Brit Mike Hawthorn takes World Drivers Championship from Moss by just 1 point by finishing second; first British world champion

Auto Racer Stirling Moss
Auto Racer
Stirling Moss

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 17 Blaine McCallister, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), 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)

Person of interestThomas Hearns

Oct 18 Thomas Hearns, American boxer (first boxer to win world titles in 5 weight divisions), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • Oct 20 Dave Krieg, NFL quarterback played 19 seasons, for seven teams (Seattle Seahawks, 1980-91; K.C. Chiefs. 1992-3), born in Iola, Wisconsin
  • Oct 25 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Oct 25 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
  • Oct 30 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 31 Russ Cochran, American golfer (Senior Open C'ship 2011), 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