October 1963 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Dodgers' Sandy Koufax strikes out World Series record 15 Yankees
  • Oct 5 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 6 LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series
  • Oct 13 15th Ryder Cup: US beats 23-9 at East Lake Country Club (Atlanta, Georgia, US)

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 13 9th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Oct 18 IOC votes Mexico City to host 1968 Olympics

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 20 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport

Person of interestMark McGwire

Oct 1 Mark McGwire, MLB 1st baseman (AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals), born in Pomona, California

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Oct 2 Libby Wilson, Brisbane Qld, golfer (1988 - Singapore Open)
  • Oct 3 Dan Goldie, Sioux City IO, tennis star
  • Oct 3 Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Olympic 4 gold-1988)
  • Oct 4 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • Oct 4 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Oct 4 Patti Berendt, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 5 Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)

Person of interestLaura Davies

Oct 5 Laura Davies, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open), born in Coventry, England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Oct 5 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
  • Oct 10 Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • Oct 11 Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli footballer
  • Oct 12 Michael Zordich, NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Oct 12 Randy Wood, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Princeton
  • Oct 12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Keith Byars, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots)
  • Oct 15 Angela Rock, Lakewood CA, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-1992)
  • Oct 15 Stanley Menzo, Suriname/Dutch soccer goaltender (Ajax/PSV)
  • Oct 17 Vijay Mehra, cricketer (United Arab Emirates batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • Oct 17 Sergio Goycochea, Argentine footballer
  • Oct 19 Brian H Henniger, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 19 Jim Dombrowski, NFL guard (New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 20 Navjot Singh Sidhu, cricketer (Indian opening batsman)
  • Oct 20 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • Oct 22 Brian Boitano, Mountainview California, figure skater (Olympic gold 1988)
  • Oct 23 David Bedard, 3m springboard diver (Olympics 1984, 88, 92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 24 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • Oct 26 Tony Casillas, American NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Oct 28 Kevin Dineen, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Quebec City, Québec
  • Oct 28 Lisa Bettio, WPVA volleyballer (Ft Myers Beach-17th-1992), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 28 Robert Bailey, cricketer (England batsman in four Tests 1988-90)
  • Oct 30 Mike Veletta, cricketer (West Aussie opening batsman, 8 Tests for Aust)
  • Oct 30 Todd Sand, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
  • Oct 31 Fred McGriff, infielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Oct 31 Dunga [Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri], Brazilian footballer, born in Ijuí, Brazil

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 15 Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908)