October 1981 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Brewers (since 1970) & Expos (1969) clinch their 1st-ever postseason

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 3 Mike Weaver beats Quick Tillis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Donna Caponi Young and Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Oct 4 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest international gymnastics participant
  • Oct 7 In 1st Eastern Division championship Yanks beat Brewers 5-3
  • Oct 8 USAC appeals panel restores disputed Indy 500 victory to Bobby Unser
  • Oct 11 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 11 Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 & win only Eastern Championship Series
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 17 32nd Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by one point
  • Oct 18 NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game
  • Oct 19 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos for NL pennant
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 20 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
  • Oct 25 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • Oct 25 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • Oct 26 LA Dodgers beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series
  • Oct 28 NY Yankee George Frazier loses 3 World Series games
  • Oct 29 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 1 Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 1 Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Oct 2 Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer
  • Oct 3 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer (Sweden national team, Milan, Paris St. Germain), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • Oct 3 Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer
  • Oct 3 Danny Coid, English Footballer
  • Oct 3 Matt Murton, American baseball player
  • Oct 4 Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 6 Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer
  • Oct 6 José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 8 Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 9 Darius Miles, American basketball player
  • Oct 12 Shola Ameobi, English footballer
  • Oct 12 Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer
  • Oct 13 Ryan Ashford, English footballer
  • Oct 14 Boof Bonser, American baseball player
  • Oct 15 Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
  • Oct 15 Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder
  • Oct 15 Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
  • Oct 16 Anthony Reyes, starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Oct 16 Martin Halle, Danish footballer
  • Oct 19 Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver
  • Oct 20 Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Oct 20 Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Willis McGahee, American football player
  • Oct 21 Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer
  • Oct 22 Olivier Pla, French racing driver
  • Oct 23 Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver
  • Oct 23 Ben Francisco, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • Oct 28 Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
  • Oct 28 Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer
  • Oct 30 Ian Snell, American baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905)
  • Oct 15 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)