October 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 2 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Oct 6 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 15 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • Oct 15 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points
  • Oct 16 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • Oct 16 Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • Oct 23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • Oct 23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin footballer
  • Oct 3 Frederico Chaves Guedes, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 4 Dan Clarke, British racing driver
  • Oct 4 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball player
  • Oct 5 Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Oct 8 Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper
  • Oct 8 Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor
  • Oct 9 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter
  • Oct 9 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver
  • Oct 9 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 10 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Oct 12 Alex Brosque, Australian footballer
  • Oct 14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
  • Oct 14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • Oct 17 Ivan Saenko, Russian football player
  • Oct 20 Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 21 Zack Greinke, American baseball player
  • Oct 21 Andy Marté, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 22 Glenn Loovens, Dutch footballer
  • Oct 23 Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • Oct 24 Brian Vickers, American race car driver
  • Oct 26 Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player
  • Oct 26 Francisco Liriano, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Oct 26 Luke Watson, South African rugby player
  • Oct 27 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player
  • Oct 28 Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • Oct 29 Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • Oct 29 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • Oct 29 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • Oct 30 Iain Hume, Canadian footballer (Kerala Blasters), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 30 Trent Edwards, American Football Player

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • Oct 18 Vijay Manjrekar, cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies

Person of interestGeorge Halas

Oct 31 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas