October 1977 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Brazilian soccer great Pelé plays his final game for the New York Cosmos in an exhibition against Santos in front of 75,000 at Giants Stadium; 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Oct 1 New York Yankees end MLB season with 100-62 record; win 2nd consecutive AL East title; go on the win World Series 4-2 v LA Dodgers
  • Oct 2 Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against Astros' J.R. Richard; Dodgers become the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs; joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32) and Ron Cey (30)
  • Oct 2 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda finishes 4th in the US Grand Prix East at Watkins Glen to clinch his second World Formula 1 Drivers title; Englishman James Hunt wins the race
  • 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 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 Despite not driving in season ending Japanese Grand Prix, Austrian Niki Lauda wins his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 17 points from Jody Scheckter of South Africa

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 1996), 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 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 9 Brian Roberts, American baseball player (Baltimore Orioles), born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Oct 11 Desmond Mason, American basketball player, born in Waxahachie, Texas
  • Oct 11 Ty Wigginton, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 12 Bode Miller, American alpine ski-racer (Olympic gold 2010), born in Easton, New Hampshire
  • Oct 12 Javier Toyo, Venezuelan football goalkeeper (Venezuela national football team), born in Caracas, Venezuela
  • Oct 12 Christie Kerr, American golfer (US Open 2007, PGA Championship 2010), born in Miami, Florida
  • Oct 13 Gareth Batty, English cricketer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire
  • Oct 13 Paul Pierce, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • 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