October 1965 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Dodgers beat Braves to clinch NL pennant
  • Oct 2 Phillies' Chris Short strikes-out 18 NY Mets
  • Oct 3 Cubs tie major league record of 3 triple plays in a season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 Whitey Ford notches #232 to become Yankees winningest pitcher

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • Oct 8 Once-Hertogenbosch soccer team FC de Bosch forms
  • Oct 9 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 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 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
  • Oct 24 16th Formula One WDC: Jim Clark wins by 14 points
  • Oct 30 Clifford Ann Creed wins LPGA Las Cruces Golf Open

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, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Oct 8 Matt Biondi, US 100m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-84, 88, 92)
  • Oct 8 Ross Flemer, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Oct 10 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 11 Chris Spielman, NFL linebacker (Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills)
  • Oct 12 Chris Chandler, NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 12 J Daigneault, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 12 Todd Krygier, Chicago Heights, NHL left wing (Anaheim, Washington)
  • Oct 13 Linda Brenneman, Wheat Ridge Colo, cyclist (Olympic 11th 1996)
  • Oct 13 Johan Museeuw, Belgian cyclist
  • Oct 15 Daniel Held, 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 M Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim), 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, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 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