October 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 2 Vivian Brownlee wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Oct 2 Dusty Baker 30th HR joins teammates Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), & Ron Cey (30) in make Dodgers 1st team to boast 4 30-HR hitters
  • Oct 6 Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game
  • Oct 8 Largest baseball crowd in Penns, 64,924 see Dodgers beat Phillies 4-1 in 4th NL championship game (Dodgers win pennant)
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Houston Exchange Clubs Golf Classic
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers
  • Oct 14 Linda Ronstadt sings national anthem at World Series
  • Oct 18 NY Yankees win their 21st World Championship, 4 games

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 18 Reggie Jackson hits 3 consecutive homers tying Ruth's series record

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Oct 18 Yanks beat Dodgers 8-4 for 21st world championship, 1st in 15 years
  • Oct 23 7th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:43:10
  • Oct 23 8th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:38
  • Oct 23 28th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 17 points

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Alejandro Hernandez, Tijuana Mexico, tennis pro
  • Oct 1 Jeffrey van Hooydonk, Belgian race car driver
  • Oct 5 Lia Rousset, American sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Alhambra, California
  • Oct 6 Shimon Gershon, Israeli footballer
  • Oct 6 Vladimir Manchev, Bulgarian footballer
  • Oct 6 Daniel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 7 Clayton Miller, trap shooter (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 9 Brian Roberts, American baseball player
  • Oct 11 Desmond Mason, American basketball player
  • Oct 11 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • Oct 12 Javier Toyo, Venezuelan footballer
  • Oct 13 Gareth Batty, English cricketer
  • Oct 13 Paul Pierce, American basketball player
  • Oct 14 Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player
  • Oct 15 Masato Kawabata, Japanese racing driver
  • Oct 15 Patricio Urrutia, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 15 David Trezeguet, French football player
  • Oct 17 Dudu Aouate, Israeli footballer
  • Oct 18 Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
  • Oct 18 David Vuillemin, French professional Motocross Rider, born in Berre-l'Étang, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
  • Oct 19 Raúl Tamudo, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 20 Matt Jansen, English footballer
  • Oct 24 Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadorian football player, born in Santo Domingo, Ecuador
  • Oct 25 Birgit Prinz, German footballer
  • Oct 27 Jiří Jarosík, Czech footballer
  • Oct 27 Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lankan cricketer
  • Oct 31 Sylviane Félix, French athlete, born in Créteil, France

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6 Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 17 [Robert] Cal Hubbard, American football and baseball player and umpire (only person in football and baseball Hall of Fame), dies at 77
  • Oct 18 Rolph Grant, West Indian cricketer (West Indian captain on 1939 England tour), dies at 67