October 1964 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Phillies tie major league record with season's 3rd triple play (Reds)

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 4 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • Oct 4 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • Oct 7 NY Yankees make 14th appearance in last 16 & 29th in 61 World Series
  • Oct 10 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • Oct 10 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • Oct 11 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Hillside House Ladies' Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 14 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Oct 15 St Louis Cardinals beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 61st World Series
  • Oct 15 NY Yankees appears in 14 & win 9 of last 16 World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Yanks fire Manager Yogi Berra

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 18 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • Oct 21 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • Oct 21 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • Oct 23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • Oct 24 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 24 Test Cricket debut of Pakistani cricketers Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs Australia. Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on debut.
  • Oct 25 Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • Oct 25 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • Oct 25 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • Oct 25 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • Oct 29 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings v Pakistan

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Kristi Atkinson, Van Nuys Ca, WP volleyballer (Best of Beach-6th-1994)
  • Oct 1 Marcia Pankratz, field hockey forward (Olympics 1988, 96), born in Wakefield, Massachusetts
  • Oct 1 Roberto Kelly, Panama, outfielder (NY Yanks, Cincinnati Reds, Minnesota Twins)
  • Oct 1 Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author
  • Oct 2 Michael Brooks, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Oct 2 Sheila Echols, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1988), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Oct 4 David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)
  • Oct 4 Mark McLemore, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 4 Matthew Cetlinski, US 400m freestyle swimmer
  • Oct 4 Yvonne Murray, athlete
  • Oct 5 Denean Howard, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Sherman, Texas
  • Oct 5 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Oct 6 Pam Kometani, LPGA golfer (1992 Welch's Classic-27th), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Oct 6 Thomas "Tom" Hunter, US 50M FREESTYLE swimmer (world record)
  • Oct 7 Rich Delucia, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 7 Stuart Hendley, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Manitoba Open), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 7 Paul Stewart, British footballer (Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool), born in Manchester, England
  • Oct 9 Martin Jaite, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 10 Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Oct 12 Darrick Heath, team handball left back (Olympics 1996), born in Hempstead, New York
  • Oct 12 Fanie De Villers, cricketer (great South African pace bowler 1993- )
  • Oct 13 Chris Gwynn, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Joe Girardi, catcher (NY Yankees), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Oct 14 Pieter Axe, soccer player (FC Utrecht/SC Heerenveen)
  • Oct 16 Kay Cockerill, LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic-32nd), born in San Jose, California
  • Oct 18 Etsuko Inoue, Japan, tennis star
  • Oct 18 George Ferris, Antigua cricketer (Leewards fast bowler), born in Antigua
  • Oct 19 Webster Slaughter, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 19 Jorge Luis Gonzales, Cuban-born American boxer
  • Oct 24 Patrick Hunter, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 25 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Oct 25 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Oct 25 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • Oct 26 Lawson Duncan, tennis star, born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 26 Vencie Glenn, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Oct 27 Jill Hetherington, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Brampton, Canada
  • Oct 27 Mark Taylor, Australian cricketer (genius Australian captain since 1994), born in Leeton, Australia
  • Oct 27 Mary Meagher-Plant, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-84, 88), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 28 Lenny Harris, infielder (Cincinnati Reds), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 28 Paul Wylie, figure skater (Olympic-silver)
  • Oct 29 Greg Montgomery, punter (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Oct 29 Jackie Pereira, field hockey center/forward (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Oct 29 May Allison, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 31 Marco van Basten, Dutch soccer star (Ajax, AC Milan), born in Utrecht, Netherlands

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 6 F T Mann, cricketer (father of F G, 281 runs in 5 Tests 1922-23), dies