October 22, 1978 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in her first appearance in world record time 2:32:30
  • 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
  • Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dion Glover, American basketball player, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Owais Shah, English cricketer