October 1983 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Wide receiver Art Monk begins NFL streak of 183 consecutive games with a reception in the Washington Redskins' 37-35 win over the LA Raiders
  • Oct 2 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Oct 5 Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 5 Panamanian jockey Jorge Velasquez wins his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the 4th race at Belmont Park

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 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 16 25th Ryder Cup Golf, PGA National GC: US wins 14½-13½; Bernard Gallacher's missed 3-foot putt for bogey gives Tom Watson 2 & 1 win and the US winning point

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 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, born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Oct 8 Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor, born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Oct 9 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • Oct 9 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Oct 9 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 10 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Oct 11 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • Oct 12 Alex Brosque, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 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, Indian cricketer (55 Tests for India), dies at 52
  • Oct 26 Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80

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