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 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
  • 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 soccer forward (World Cup captain 1986, 91 caps), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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