On This Day

October 1967 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Richard Petty continues phenomenal NASCAR winning streak by taking the Wilkes 400 at North Wilkesboro Speedway; unprecedented 10th consecutive victory
  • Oct 4 St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs hit by Carl Yastrzemski, Reggie Smith and Rico Petrocelli of the Boston Red Sox

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Oct 12 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • Oct 13 Seattle SuperSonics (now OKC Thunder) lose NBA debut game, 144-116 to the San Francisco Warriors at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
  • Oct 13 First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white & blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced
  • Oct 18 AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland & expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC & Seattle teams
  • Oct 19 Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of USSR, sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
  • Oct 20 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's

Sport awardRyder Cup

Oct 22 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Oct 22 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive VP of A's by Charlie Finley

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Oct 22 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the F1 World Drivers Championship with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • Oct 23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • Oct 29 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 30 Arthur Allyn says White Sox will play 9 games in Milwaukee in 1968
  • Oct 30 Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
  • Oct 31 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Geraldine Heaney, Canadian ice hockey defense (Olympics gold 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 1 Mike Pringle, American Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back (CFL MOP 1995, 98; Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 1 Scott Young, US Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (1,181 NHL games; Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche), born in Clinton, Massachusetts

Person of interestThomas Muster

Oct 2 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis player (French Open 1995), born in Leibnitz, Austria

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
  • Oct 2 Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa
  • Oct 4 Nick Green, Australian rower and administrator (Olympic gold 1992, 96; CEO Cycling Australia), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Oct 4 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 4 Vicky Bullett, American basketball forward and coach (Olympic gold 1988; World C’ship gold 1990), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Oct 5 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • Oct 6 Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • Oct 7 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentinan tennis star, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • Oct 9 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player and actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 9 Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian soccer player (Barcelona), born in Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
  • Oct 10 Frank Wainright, American football tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Oct 10 Willie Davis, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oct 11 Bruce Dickson, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Hamilton, Ontario
  • Oct 11 Charles Ogletree, American tornado sailor (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Oct 11 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • Oct 11 Rob Selby, American NFL guard (Arizona Cardinals), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Oct 11 David Starr, American race car driver, born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 13 Derrick Moore, American NFL running back (Az Cardinals, Carolina Panthers), born in Albany, Georgia
  • Oct 13 Javier Sotomayor, Cuban jumper (world record 1989, Olympic gold 1992), born in Limonar, Matanzas, Cuba
  • Oct 13 Trevor Hoffman, American Baseball Hall of Fame closer (first pitcher to 500 & 600 saves milestone), born Bellflower, California
  • Oct 13 Steve Vickers, English footballer (Middlesbrough), born in Bishop Auckland, England
  • Oct 14 Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
  • Oct 14 Sylvain Lefebvre, Canadian NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Richmond, Canada
  • Oct 14 Pat Kelly, American baseball player
  • Oct 14 Stephen A. Smith, American sports journalist
  • Oct 15 Carlos García, Venezuelan baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Táchira State, Venezuela
  • Oct 16 Joe Murphy, NHL right wing (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Oct 16 Michael York, Australian field hockey fullback (Olympic silver 1992, 96)
  • Oct 17 Adrianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star (1990 Futures-Chiba), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Marianne Werdel Witmeyer, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 17 Mark Johnson, infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Oct 17 Nathalie Tauziat, Bangui Cent Afr Rep, tennis star (1993 Quebec City)
  • Oct 17 Reggie Clark, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oct 18 Gary John Anderson, New Zealand track and road cyclist (Olympics 1996-bronze), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Oct 20 Harvey Pulliam, outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 21 Bill Berg, St Catharines, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Oct 21 Gavin Brian Lovegrove, javelin (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 21 John Flaherty, American baseball catcher (Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Yankees) and broadcaster (YES Network, NY Yankees), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Stanley Richard, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 21 Paul Ince, English footballer
  • Oct 22 Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 23 Jaime Yzaga, Peruvian tennis star, born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 23 Michael Philbrick, CFL defensive tackle (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Oct 24 Ian Bishop, Trinidadian cricketer (West Indian fast bowler), born in Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oct 25 Anthony Johnson, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 25 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan
  • Oct 26 Bobby Houston, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 26 Shelly Stokes, American softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 27 Jaren Jackson, American NBA guard & forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 28 James Joseph, NFL running back (Cin Bengals)
  • Oct 29 Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Oct 30 Brenda Catherine Lawson, double scull rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wanganui, New Zealand
  • Oct 30 Pat Elynuik, Canadian NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators), born in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
  • Oct 30 Ty Detmer, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1990, Brigham Young; Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions), born in San Marcos, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 12 Nathaniel "Nat" Pendleton, American wrestler (Olympics 1920, Silver) and actor (The Thin Man, Reckless), dies from a heart attack at 72