On This Day

October 1982 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Center 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, 3-0
  • 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

Olympic Gold

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

  • 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

Sports History

Oct 20 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's

  • Oct 20 Baseball World Series: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 6-3 at Busch Stadium for 4 games to 3 series triumph; MVP: St. Louis catcher Darrell Porter
  • Oct 20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

NYC Women's Marathon

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

Sports History

Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

  • Oct 25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria

Sports History

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


Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA C'ship 2011 Dallas Mavericks; NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012 NY Knicks; 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 (Canadian team), born in Greenfield Park, Quebec
  • Oct 16 Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • Oct 19 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 19 Louis Oosthuizen, South African golfer (British Open 2010; runner-up in all 4 major events), born in Mossel Bay, South Africa
  • Oct 20 Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer, born in Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Oct 21 James White, American basketball player
  • Oct 22 Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball second baseman (8 × All-Star; World Series 2009 NY Yankees; Gold Glove Award 2010, 12; World Baseball Classic MVP 2013), born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 22 Heath Miller, American football tight end (Super Bowl 2005, 08; Pro Bowl 2009, 12; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Richlands, Virginia
  • 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 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