On This Day

October 1, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • 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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Andrei Vedernikov, Russian road cyclist (first Soviet to win individual amateur road race at World C'ships 1981), born in Izhevsk, Russia (d. 2020)