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October 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • Oct 5 First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils' goal
  • Oct 5 Pakistan cricket leg-spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7-142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • Oct 8 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York 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

OlympicsOlympic Gold

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 14 Islanders assessed 108 penalty minutes, Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • Oct 14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • 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

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Oct 26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012; Olympics gold 2012), born in Hanford, California
  • Oct 4 Jered Weaver, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010-12; LA Angels), born in Northridge, California
  • Oct 5 Natalie Vlandis, American pairs skater (with partner Jered Guzman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 7 Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer, born in Longvic, France
  • Oct 7 Jermain Defoe, English footballer, born in Beckton, London
  • Oct 7 Robby Ginepri, American tennis player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Oct 8 Mo Martin, American golfer (Women's British Open 2014), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 9 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Oct 9 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer, born in Dalian, China
  • Oct 10 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • Oct 13 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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 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, born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Oct 24 Macay McBride, American baseball player, born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Oct 25 Jerome Carter, American football player (St. Louis Rams), born in Lake City, Florida
  • Oct 26 Adam Carroll, Northern Irish racing driver, born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • Oct 28 Jeremy Bonderman, American baseball player
  • Oct 28 Anthony Lerew, American baseball 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 Claessen, Belgian soccer striker (17 caps; Standard de Liège), dies at 41