October 1967 in Sport

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
  • Oct 11 World Series record 3 consecutive HRs (Carl Yastremski, Reggie Smith, & Rico Petrocelli) by Red Sox
  • 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

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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
  • 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 Chuck McElroy, Galeston TX, pitcher (California Angels)
  • Oct 1 Geraldine Heaney, Irish-Canadian ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Olympics 1998), born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 1 Michael "Mike" Pringle, American CFL running back (Montreal Alouettes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 1 Scott Young, Clinton MA, NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche)

Person of interestThomas Muster

Oct 2 Thomas Muster, Austrian tennis star (1995 French Open), 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 (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Oct 4 Roger Pavlik, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 4 Vicky Bullett, American professional basketball player and coach (Olympic gold 1988/Charlotte Sting), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Oct 5 Ellie Gibson, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Oct 5 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • Oct 6 Kennet Andersson, former Swedish footballer
  • Oct 7 Mariana Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 9 Carling Bassett-Seguso, Canadian tennis player and actress (Spring Fever, 2 x WTA titles), born in Toronto, Canada
  • 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 12 Becky Iverson, American LPGA golfer (1995 Friendly's Classic), born in Escanaba, Michigan
  • 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, Richmond, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 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 catcher (San Diego Padres), 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, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler)
  • Oct 25 Anthony Johnson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 25 Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • Oct 25 Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
  • Oct 26 Bobby Houston, NFL linebacker (NY Jets)
  • Oct 26 Shelly Stokes, softball catcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 27 Jaren Jackson, 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, Foam Lake, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • Oct 30 Ty Detmer, quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles)

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