October 2, 1968 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic

Birthdays in Sport

  • Glen Wesley, Red Deer, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)

Person of interestJana Novotna

Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 1998), born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 2017)

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Mark James Crear, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1996), born in San Francisco, California