October 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Oct 3 Cubs lose season finale 6-3 to Pirates; Ernie Banks-Don Kessinger combine to tie MLB record of 3 triple plays in a season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

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Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches win #232 in season ending 11-5 victory v Boston Red Sox; becomes Yankees' winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 3 Dual Melbourne Cup winning Australian jockey Pat Glennon rides French colt Sea Bird to victory in the Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe to claim an impressive double after the thoroughbred's English Derby win
  • Oct 8 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms

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Oct 9 Ryder Cup, Royal Birkdale GC: US beats Great Britain 19½-12½; Byron Nelson non-playing American captain; Harry Weetman GB skipper

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • Oct 14 Sandy Koufax hurls his 2nd shutout of World Series beating Twins 2-0
  • Oct 15 Dodgers & Sandy Koufax win 7th game of 62nd World Series vs Twins
  • Oct 20 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • Oct 24 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • Oct 24 Jim Clark in a Lotus is forced to retire from season-ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with engine trouble; American Richie Ginther is race winner and Clark claims his second World Championship of Drivers

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Cliff Ronning, NHL center (Vancouver Canucks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 2 Darren Cahill, Australia, tennis star
  • Oct 2 Robert Goff, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 2 Roger Dube, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Oct 2 Tom Moody, cricket batsman (Australian 1989-92 Ton in 26 mins)
  • Oct 5 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

Person of interestMario Lemieux

Oct 5 Mario Lemieux, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

Person of interestPatrick Roy

Oct 5 Patrick Roy, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Oct 5 Paul Moloney, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 5 Richey Reneberg, tennis star (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 5 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • Oct 5 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 6 Cynthia Meyer, NY, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 6 David Spaulding, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 6 Ruben Sierra, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, outfielder (NY Yankees)
  • Oct 7 Juul Ellerman, soccer player (PSV, FC Twente)
  • Oct 8 Martin Mayhew, American NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Daytona Beach, California
  • Oct 8 Matt Biondi, American swimmer (8 Olympic gold-84, 88, 92), born in Moraga, California
  • Oct 8 Ross Flemer, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 10 Brett Perriman, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 11 Chris Spielman, American NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Oct 12 Chris Chandler, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons), born in Everett, Washington
  • Oct 12 J. J. Daigneault, Canadian NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 12 Todd Krygier, American NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • Oct 13 Johan Museeuw, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Varsenare, Belgium
  • Oct 15 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 16 Lisa Bonder, tennis star, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Pinnaduwage Aravinda De Silva, cricket (Sri Lanka's greatest batsman)
  • Oct 18 Fayette Purser, Australian golfer (NSW State Rep 1987-88), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 19 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 19 Lucio Topatigh, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • Oct 20 Amos Mansdorf, lsrael, tennis star
  • Oct 20 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 21 Alison Munt, Cairns Australia, LPGA golfer (1992 Jamie Farr-21st)
  • Oct 21 Chima McLean, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Conestoga), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Oct 21 Chris Duplanty, water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Oct 21 Ion Andoni Goikoetxea, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 22 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • Oct 22 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Oct 23 Al Leiter, Toms River NJ, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Mets)
  • Oct 24 Donald Frank, NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 24 Vernice Smith, NFL guard (Washington Redskins, St Louis Rams)
  • Oct 25 Derrick Rostagno, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)
  • Oct 25 Steve Decker, catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Oct 25 Warren Ayres, cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88)
  • Oct 26 Gil Heredia, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • Oct 26 Ken Rutherford, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman & latterly capt), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Kim Cooper, Australian softball 3rd baseman/shortstop (Olym-bronze-96)
  • Oct 26 Mark McLoughlin, CFL kicker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Oct 26 Wayne Martin, NFL defensive tackle (New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 27 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Oct 28 Eric Floyd, NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Oct 28 Mark Carrier, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 30 Kevin Edwards, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Oct 31 Blue Edwards, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 31 Ruud Hesp, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Bussum, Netherlands

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • Oct 27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21