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 LPGA Championship, Stardust CC: Mickey Wright wins 4th LPGA title by 2 shots from Mary Mills, Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 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
  • Oct 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestMark McGwire

Oct 1 Mark McGwire, American MLB 1st baseman, coach (12-time All Star, 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, British golfer (4 LPGA Tour major titles), 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, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 10 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 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)