October 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport


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Oct 3 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Oct 3 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • Oct 5 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

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Oct 13 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 13 NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
  • Oct 14 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • Oct 14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 16 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Oct 24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • Oct 24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

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Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • Oct 26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Haruna Babangida, Nigerian footballer
  • Oct 4 Jered Weaver, American baseball player
  • Oct 4 Tony Gwynn Jr., American baseball player
  • Oct 5 Natalie Vlandis, Northridge California, pairs skater (& Jered Guzman)
  • Oct 7 Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer
  • Oct 7 Jermain Defoe, English footballer
  • Oct 7 Robby Ginepri, American tennis player
  • Oct 9 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer
  • Oct 9 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer
  • Oct 10 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
  • Oct 13 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer
  • Oct 15 Charline Labonté, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Oct 16 Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • Oct 19 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
  • Oct 20 Becky Brewerton, Welsh golfer
  • Oct 21 James White, American basketball player
  • Oct 22 Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 22 Heath Miller, American football player
  • Oct 23 Valentin Badea, Romanian footballer
  • Oct 24 Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
  • Oct 24 Macay McBride, American baseball player
  • Oct 25 Jerome Carter, American football player
  • Oct 26 Adam Carroll, British racing driver
  • Oct 28 Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • Oct 28 Anthony Lerew, American baseball player
  • Oct 30 Andy Greene, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 30 Manny Parra, American baseball player (Bridgeport Bluefish), born in Carmichael, California
  • Oct 31 Tomáš Plekanec, Czech ice hockey player, born in Cladno, Czech Republic

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 3 Roger J J Claessen, Belgian soccer star, dies at 41