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October 1960 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 14th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC: All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 2-1

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 2 Mickey Wright becomes first player in LPGA Tour history to average fewer than 74 strokes per round to win the Vare Trophy after a season average of 73.25; first of 5 consecutive Vare Trophies for Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 3 New York Yankees beat rival Boston Red Sox, 8-7 at Yankee Stadium, ending season on 15 game winning streak & MLB record 193 HRs
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 18 Casey Stengel retired by NY Yankees (won 10 pennants in 12 years)

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel
  • Oct 20 Ralph Houk, 41, replaces Casey Stengel as Yankee manager
  • 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 Cassius Clay's [Muhammad Ali] 1st professional fight; beats Tunney Hunsaker on points in 6 rounds in Louisville, Kentucky

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, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (6 Stanley Cup wins; Edmonton Oilers [5]), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 5 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 6 Albert Lewis, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1987-90; KC Chiefs, Oakland Raiders), born in Mansfield, Louisiana
  • Oct 11 Curt Ford, American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Oct 11 Joe Nash, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Steve Lowery, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2001 3rd), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 13 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • Oct 14 John Aalberg, US cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Orland, Norway
  • Oct 14 Steve Cram, English runner (world record mile/2 km)
  • Oct 16 Val Skinner, American golfer (6 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hamilton, Montana
  • 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 golfer (3 LPGA wins), born in Campbell River, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • Oct 20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • Oct 20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • Oct 23 Wayne Rainey, American motorcyclist (3x 500cc World Champion), born in Downey, California
  • Oct 24 Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer and broadcaster (1991 British Open 1991, CBS), born in Nambour, Queensland, Australia
  • Oct 24 Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver, born in Waiblingen, West Germany
  • 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 29 Michael Carter, American NFL nose tackle (Super Bowl 1984, 88, 89; Pro Bowl 1985, 87, 88; First-team All-Pro 1986, 87, 88; SF 49ers) and athlete (Olympic silver shot put 1984), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York

Person of interestDiego Maradona

Oct 30 Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer forward (91 caps; World Cup 1986 [captain]; FIFA Player of the 20th Century; Argentinos Juniors, Napoli), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2020)

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Oct 30 Joe Daley, American golfer (Senior Players C'ship 2012), born in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 31 Janice Harrer, American WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1989, Olympics 1996), born in Torrance, California