October 1969 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Seattle Pilots' last game in Seattle; crash to 98th season loss, 3-1 to Oakland in front of just 5,473; move to Milwaukee as the Brewers next season
  • Oct 4 MLB holds first league championship games; National League Championship Series: New York Mets beat Atlanta Braves, 9-5; Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 4-3 in American League Championship Series
  • Oct 6 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets sweep Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Madison Square Garden TV Network begins (Rangers vs North Stars)
  • Oct 15 NY Met Ron Swoboda's spectacular diving catch of sinking liner with runners at 1st & 3rd in 9th, Mets win in 10th in World Series game
  • Oct 15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in a World Series
  • Oct 16 T Agee & Ed Kranepool HR, Tommie Agee makes 2 great catches, New York Mets win Baseball World Series 4-1
  • Oct 16 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 & win 66th World Series in 5
  • Oct 16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • Oct 19 Scottish Matra-Ford driver Jackie Stewart finishes 4th in season ending Mexican Grand Prix to win his first World Formula 1 Drivers Championship by 26 points from Jacky Ickx of Belgium
  • Oct 24 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Oct 2 Marcus Robertson, NFL safety/cornerback (Houston/Tenn Oilers)
  • Oct 2 Matthew Walbeck, catcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 3 Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 3 Eddie Sutter, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 3 Mike Saunders, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Oct 3 Stephen Scahill, New Zealand golfer, born in Featherston
  • Oct 3 Travis Hill, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 4 Lucas Parsons, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Oct 5 Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Oct 6 Byron Black, Zimbabwe, tennis star
  • Oct 6 Martha Richards, Hudson WI, LPGA golfer (1995 Safeco Classic-21st)
  • Oct 6 Robert Person, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 6 Troy Shaw, English snooker player
  • Oct 7 Brent Dorman, Ocala Florida, Canadian Tour golfer
  • Oct 7 Martin Haywood, cricketer (NSW opening batsman)
  • Oct 9 Charles Jordan, American wide receiver (Miami Dolphins), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 9 Dwayne Sabb, American NFL outside linebacker (NE Patriots), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Oct 10 Brett Favre, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Oct 11 Cal Dixon, American NFL center and guard (NY Jets), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Oct 12 Alison Peek, Australian field hockey halfback and midfielder (Olympics gold 2000), born in Australia
  • Oct 12 Dave Chaytors, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Oct 12 David Collins, American rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Thousand Oaks, California
  • Oct 12 José Valentín, MLB infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Manatí, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 12 Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1994), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
  • Oct 12 Terry Ray, American NFL strong safety (NE Patriots), born in Belgium
  • Oct 13 Rhonda Mapp, American WNBA center and forward (Charlotte Sting), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • Oct 13 Tim Crabtree, American baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Jackson, Michigan
  • Oct 14 Mark Verhoeven, Dutch soccer player (MVV/NEC)
  • Oct 14 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • Oct 15 Curtis Cotton, NFL/WLAF cornerback (Oak Raiders, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Oct 15 Vítor Baía, Portuguese football goalkeeper, born in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
  • Oct 16 Darren McKenzie-Potter, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 16 Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Oct 16 Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Oct 17 Alfred Pupunu, NFL tight end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Oct 17 Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • Oct 17 Theodore Ernest Els, PGA golfer (1994 US Open), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 18 Anthony Avent, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Oct 18 Nelson Vivas, Argentine former footballer
  • Oct 19 Zdeno Ciger, Martin Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Oct 19 Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
  • Oct 20 Chantel Tremitiere, WNBA guard (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Oct 20 Guillermo Perez-Roldan, Argentina, tennis star
  • Oct 20 Herman Moore, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions)
  • Oct 20 Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 20 Laurie Daley, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Oct 21 John McMullen, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA-15th), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • Oct 21 Mo Lewis, American NFL linebacker (NY Jets), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Oct 22 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • Oct 22 Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Oct 23 Kristine Bailey, Livonia Mich, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-13th-1995)
  • Oct 24 Arthur Rhodes, pitcher (Baltimore Orioles), born in Waco, Texas
  • Oct 24 Kelvin Pritchett, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Oct 25 Corey Harris, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 25 Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints)
  • Oct 25 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • Oct 25 Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 25 Oleg Salenko, Russian former footballer
  • Oct 26 Mark Sweeney, Framington Mass, outfielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Oct 26 Mike Pritchard, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 27 Corey Foster, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oct 27 John Kasay, NFL kicker (Carolina Panthers), born in Athens, Georgia
  • Oct 28 Denny Fercho, Ventura California, team handball circle (Olympics 1996)
  • Oct 28 Pete Shufelt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Oct 28 Troy Ridgley, WLAF defensive tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Oct 29 Peter Breen, American dance skater, born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Oct 29 Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer
  • Oct 30 Mayumi Hirase, Japanese golfer (1-time LPGA Tour winner), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • Oct 31 Damon Mashore, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Oct 31 Henry John Mills, American NFL tight end (Houston Oilers), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Oct 31 Lee Woodall, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers), born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies

Person of interestWalter Hagen

Oct 6 Walter Hagen, American golfer (11 PGA Tour major wins), dies of throat cancer at 76

Golfer Walter Hagen
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Walter Hagen
  • Oct 7 Léon Scieur, Belgian cyclist (b. 1888)
  • Oct 12 Sonja Henie, Norwegian ice skater (Olympic gold 1928,32,36) and actress (My Lucky Star), dies from leukemia at 57
  • Oct 14 Arnie Herber, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers, NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • Oct 29 Vic Richardson, cricketer (Aussie capt 1935-36), dies