October 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 11-0 in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Comiskey Park; White Sox first WS appearance since 1919 'Black Sox Scandal'; LA wins series 4-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 13th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Habs center Jean Beliveau scores twice as Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-1

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Beliveau
  • Oct 4 First Baseball World Series game played west of St Louis; LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox 3-1 in Game 3; record 92,394 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

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Oct 4 Future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts in Cleveland Browns, 34-7 win at Chicago Cardinals

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Oct 4 Netherlands equal best performance against neighbours Belgium; win, 9-1 in soccer friendly at De Kuip, Rotterdam; Piet van der Kuil & Faas Wilkes score 3 apiece
  • Oct 6 Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA)
  • Oct 6 Chicago White Sox beat LA Dodgers, 1-0 in Game 5 of Baseball World Series at LA Memorial Coliseum; World Series record attendance 92,706
  • Oct 8 LA Dodgers beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2 in 56th World Series
  • Oct 28 Buffalo Bills enter AFL
  • Oct 29 10 nation soccer league to play all games on NY Randalls Is, announced

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 3 Frederick Stephen Couples, PGA golfer (1983 Kemper Open), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestFred Couples

Oct 3 Fred Couples, American golfer and Masters Champion (1992), born in Seattle, Washington

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Oct 4 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • Oct 6 Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • Oct 6 [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Oct 7 Penny Graeber, Australian golfer (1990 6th Vic Open), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 8 Mike Morgan, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Tulare, California
  • Oct 8 Tony Eason, American football quarterback (New England Patriots), born in Blythe, California
  • Oct 9 Mike Singletary, American NFL middle linebacker (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 11 Michiel Schapers, Dutch tennis star, born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Oct 20 Janice McCaffrey, Canadian 10k walker (Olympics 25-92, 96), born in Etobicoke, Ontario
  • Oct 21 George Bell, Dom Rep, outfielder (Blue Jays, 1987 AL MVP)
  • Oct 29 Jesse Barfield, Ill, outfielder (Blue Jays, Yankees, 1986 HR leader)

Person of interestMike Gartner

Oct 29 Mike Gartner, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Ottawa, Ontario

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 11 Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
  • Oct 18 Boughera El Ouafi, Algerian athlete (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 61
  • Oct 19 Boughera El Quafi, marathoner (Olympic gold 1928), shot to death at 60
  • Oct 28 Abe Waddington, cricketer (Yorks left-arm quick, Test avg 119), dies