October 1974 in Sport

Events in Sport

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Oct 2 Hank Aaron's 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

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Oct 3 Pele retires as soccer player

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
  • Oct 6 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 25th Formula One WDC: Emerson Fittipaldi wins by three points
  • Oct 9 Frank Robinson becomes 1st African American baseball manager (Cleveland Indians)
  • Oct 9 Washington Capitals 1st NHL game, losing 6-3 to NY Rangers at Madison Square Garden Wash Caps begin a 37 game road losing streak
  • Oct 9 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • Oct 15 Washington Capitals 1st NHL tie, playing LA Kings to 1-1 tie
  • Oct 17 NBA New Orleans Jazz begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Oct 17 Washington Capitals 1st NHL home victory, beating Chicago 4-3
  • Oct 17 Oakland A's beat LA Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 71st World Series makes A's only team other than Yanks to win 3 straight series
  • Oct 18 1st NBA game at Market Square Arena - Pacers beat Spurs 129-121

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Oct 18 Chicago Bull Nate Thurmond becomes 1st in NBA to complete a quadruple double-22 pts, 14 rebounds, 13 assists & 12 blocks

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Oct 19 Det Red Wing Mickey Redmond scores 1st hat trick against Wash Caps
  • Oct 19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • Oct 21 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
  • Oct 23 Cubs trade Billy Williams to A's for Manny Trillo, Knowles & Locker
  • Oct 24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • Oct 26 Cleveland Coliseum opens for NBA's Cavaliers & MISL's Crunch
  • Oct 27 Chantal Langlace runs female world record marathon (2:46:24)
  • Oct 28 1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall

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Oct 30 California Angel Nolan Ryan throws fastest recorded pitch (100.9 MPH)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

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Oct 30 The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali KOs George Foreman in the 8th round in Kinshasa, Zaire

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Mats Lindgren, NHL forward (Team Sweden Oly-1998, Edmonton)
  • Oct 2 Anthony Johnson, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Oct 2 Ricky Bell, cornerback (Chicago Bears)
  • Oct 2 Mark Porter, New Zealand racing driver (d. 2006)
  • Oct 3 Mike Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 6 Brian Kelly, Mission Viejo California, soccer midfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Oct 6 Geert Jelle de Vries, Dutch soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • Oct 6 Kenny Jonsson, Angelholm SW, NHL defenseman (Team Sweden, NY Islander)
  • Oct 6 Walter Centeno, Costa Rican footballer
  • Oct 7 Benjamin Oberman, pairs skater (& Naomi Grabow), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 7 Shannon MacMillan, American soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in Syosset, New York
  • Oct 8 Rashaan Salaam, NFL running back (Chicago Bears, born in San Diego, California (d. 2016)
  • Oct 8 Rod Manuel, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Oct 8 Fredrik Modin, Swedish hockey player
  • Oct 8 Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
  • Oct 9 Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Oct 9 Keith Booth, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Oct 10 Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman (Team Canada Oly-1998, St. Louis)
  • Oct 10 Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
  • Oct 10 [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American racing driver (Two-time Daytona 500 winner), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Oct 11 Jason Arnott, Collingwood Ontario, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Oct 11 Terje Haakonsen, Norwegian snowboarder
  • Oct 12 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany CZE, NHL forward (Team Slovakia, Edmonton)
  • Oct 13 Anthony Carbone, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Oct 14 Kim Williams, WNBA guard (Utah Starzz)
  • Oct 16 Jermaine Lewis, wide receiver (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Oct 16 Paul Kariya, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Oly-98), born in Vancouver, Canada
  • Oct 17 John Rocker, American baseball player
  • Oct 18 Robbie Savage, Welsh footballer
  • Oct 19 Percy Ellsworth, safety (NY Giants)
  • Oct 20 Jerald Honeycutt, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Oct 22 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers, Sabres)
  • Oct 23 Beatrice Faumuina, New Zealand discus thrower (Olympics 96), born in Auckland
  • Oct 23 Dani Tyler, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 23 Sander Westerveld, soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Oct 24 Nathan Parks, tackle (KC Chiefs)
  • Oct 24 Jamal Mayers, Professional Hockey Player
  • Oct 25 Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • Oct 25 Frank Middleton, NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • Oct 25 Lee Byung-Kyu, Korean baseball player
  • Oct 27 Juan Viedna Schenkhuizen, soccer player (Ajax, NEC)
  • Oct 28 Braden Looper, Weatherford OK, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Oct 28 Henri Crockett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Oct 28 Dejan Stefanović, Serbian footballer
  • Oct 28 Vicente Moreno, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 29 Mike Crawford, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Oct 29 R A Dickey, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 29 Michael Vaughan, English cricketer
  • Oct 31 Jeff Gooch, linebacker (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Oct 31 Serge Heuveling, soccer player (NEC)
  • Oct 31 Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer, born in Mile End, London

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 6 Helmuth Koinigg, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1948)