October 1960 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 14th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 2-1 at Montreal

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 2 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Tournament

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Oct 8 Bobby Richarson hits a World Series grand slammer
  • Oct 8 3rd Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats Australia 10-3
  • Oct 10 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • Oct 11 Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 13 Pirate's Mazeroski's bottom of 9th lead off HR beats NY Yankees 10-9 in game 7 of 57th World Series
  • Oct 18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)
  • Oct 26 AL approves Washington Senators move to become Minnesota Twins & announces franchises in LA & Washington, D.C. for 1961

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 29 Muhammad Ali's [Cassius Clay] 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Oct 30 12th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Rex White wins

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Glenn Anderson, NHL right wing (Edmonton Oilers), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 4 Joe Boever, American baseball player
  • Oct 5 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 6 Albert Lewis, NFL cornerback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Oct 11 Curt Ford, baseball player
  • Oct 11 Joe Nash, NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 12 Stephen Brent Lowery, PGA golfer (1994 Sprint), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 13 Greg Derr, Marshfield Mass, free pistol (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 13 Tim Brewster, American football coach
  • Oct 14 John Aalberg, Orland Norway, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994)
  • Oct 14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • Oct 16 Val Skinner, Hamilton MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Sprint Championship)
  • Oct 17 James Patrick Delsing, American PGA golfer (1993 New England-2nd), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 17 Mandy Yachad, cricketer (South African ODI opening batsman 1991)
  • Oct 18 Doug Lidster, Kamloops, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

Person of interestJean-Claude Van Damme

Oct 18 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor (Double Impact, Kickboxer, No Retreat), born in Brussels, Belgium

  • Oct 19 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian LPGA golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Colombia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • Oct 21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Oct 23 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist
  • Oct 24 Ian Baker-Finch, Nambour Queensland, PGA golfer (1991 British Open)
  • Oct 24 Joachim "Jo" Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • Oct 25 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics 1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
  • Oct 28 Robert Pukalovic, hockey defenseman (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Oct 29 Michael Carter, shot putter (Olympic silver 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 30 David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)

Person of interestDiego Maradona

Oct 30 Diego Maradona, Argentine football star (World Cup-hand of god), born in LanĂºs, Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Oct 31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California