October 1972 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 2nd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 3:08:41
  • Oct 1 3rd NYC Marathon won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 1 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 2 Mont Expos Bill Stoneman 2nd no-hitter beats NY Mets, 7-0
  • Oct 3 Steve Carlton wins 27th game for Phillies (almost ½ of their 59 wins)
  • Oct 3 Balt Roric Harrison is last AL pitcher to homer until interleague play 25 years later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Oct 7 1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2
  • Oct 8 Harold Carmichael begins NFL streak of 127 consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 8 In Game 2 of ALCS, Oakland A's Bert Campaneris fires his bat at Det pitcher
  • Oct 8 23rd Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by 16 points
  • Oct 10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • Oct 11 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Commish Bowie Kuhn allows Bert Campaneris to play in World Series
  • Oct 14 Oakland A Gene Tenace is 1st to homer in 1st 2 World Series at bats
  • Oct 15 61st Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Bucharest (3-2)
  • Oct 15 Omni in Atlanta opens - Hawks beat NY Knicks 109-101
  • Oct 17 1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 22 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Oct 22 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • Oct 29 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
  • Oct 29 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Danielle Scott, Baton Rouge LA, volleyball middle blocker (Oly-96)
  • Oct 2 Aaron McKie, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Oct 2 Adrian Van Troost, fast cricket bowler (Somerset & Holland)
  • Oct 2 Rafael Carmona, Rio Piedras Puerto Rico, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Oct 2 Torey Hunter, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Oct 3 Christian Peter, defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 3 Michael Nylander, NHL center (Calgary Flames), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Oct 3 Sandy Martinez, Villa Mella Dom Rep, catcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Oct 4 Joanna Stone, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 4 Kurt Thomas, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat)
  • Oct 4 Norberto Garrido, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • Oct 4 Rusty Fitzgerald, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Oct 5 Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 5 Grant Hill, NBA forward/guard (Det Pistons, Oly-gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Oct 6 J J Stokes, NFL wide receiver (SF 49ers)
  • Oct 7 John Hyden, Tustin California, volleyball outside hitter (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Oct 7 Rahsaan Giddings, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Oct 8 Dede Demet, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 8 Jared Kaaiohelo, WLAF running back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Oct 8 Stanislav Varga, Slovakian footballer
  • Oct 9 Maurice Kelly, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • Oct 9 Roman Oben, tackle (NY Giants)
  • Oct 10 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct 10 Hunter Goodwin, tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 10 Marianne Limpert, Matagami Quebec, 200m relay swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
  • Oct 10 Trent McCleary, Swift Current, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • Oct 10 Yinka Dare, NBA center (NJ Nets)
  • Oct 11 Brigitte Soucy, American volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Moncton New Brunswick
  • Oct 11 Cherokee Parks, NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves)
  • Oct 11 Kyoko Ina, figure skater (1993 North Atlantic Sr champ), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Oct 11 Troy Corbett, cricket pace bowler (Victorian lefty since 1994-95)
  • Oct 12 Jeroen Egge, WLAF offensive linesman (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Oct 12 Singor Mobley, safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 12 Tom van Mol, soccer player (PSV)
  • Oct 12 Juan Manuel Silva, Argentine racing driver
  • Oct 12 Tom Van Mol, Belgian football player
  • Oct 13 Jean Foster, 3x20 rifle (Olympics-1996), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Oct 13 Summer Sanders, California, butterfly swimmer (Olympics-gold-1992, 96)
  • Oct 14 Erika de Lone, tennis star (1996 Futures-Wilmington DE), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 14 J J Smith, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 14 Mike Archie, running back (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Oct 14 Nelson Van waes, CFL defensive linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Oct 14 Shawn Banks, WLAF LB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Oct 15 Fred Hoiberg, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • Oct 16 Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)
  • Oct 16 Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 16 Kordell Stewart, NFL quarterback/wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 17 Vicki Goetze, Michicot WI, LPGA golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
  • Oct 17 Joe McEwing, American baseball player
  • Oct 18 Angie Marzetta, Norfolk Virginia, female outfielder (Silver Bullets)
  • Oct 18 Alex Tagliani, Quebec racing driver
  • Oct 19 Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Oct 19 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • Oct 19 Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 19 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Oct 19 Reggie Rusk, cornerback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Oct 20 Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 20 Oleg Fediukov, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Oct 21 Orlando Thomas, NFL safety (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Oct 22 Scott Lachance, Charlottesville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • Oct 22 Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)
  • Oct 23 Daryl Price, defensive end (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Oct 23 Patrise Alexander, linebacker (Washington Redskins)
  • Oct 23 Tiffeny Milbrett, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 24 Eric Sutton, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Oct 24 Pat Williams, defensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Oct 24 Ruxandra Dragomir, Pitesti Rom, tennis star (1996 Bournemouth doubles)
  • Oct 24 T J Cunningham, NFL safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 24 Tom Fletcher, NFL defensive safety (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Oct 24 Pat Williams, American football player
  • Oct 25 Leland Taylor, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Oct 27 Brad Radke, Eau Claire WI, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Oct 27 John Steel, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 27 Maria Mutola, Maputo Mozambique, 800m runner (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Oct 27 Lee Clark, English footballer
  • Oct 28 Calvin Jackson, NFL cornerback (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 28 Chad Folk, CFL cornerback (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Oct 28 Terrell Davis, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Oct 29 Rhonda Blades, WNBA guard (NY Liberty)
  • Oct 30 Georgina Douglas, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Oct 30 Patrice Denis, CFL linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Oct 30 Trevor Wilmot, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts, Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Oct 31 Clifford Rozier, NBA center/forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • Oct 31 Jamie Asher, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Oct 31 Matt Dawson, English rugby union footballer, born in Birkenhead, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)