On This Day

October 6, 1959 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport

  • 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
  • Single game World Series attendance record set (92,706 in LA)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • [Dennis Ray] "Oil Can" Boyd, baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox)