October 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of baseball

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Oct 2 In 1st LCS game played with replacement umps, Cubs beat Padres 13-0
  • Oct 4 Detroit Tigers clinch AL East
  • Oct 5 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 6 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open
  • Oct 7 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, SD Padres win pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Oct 14 Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Oct 21 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
  • Oct 21 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
  • Oct 21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • Oct 21 35th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 0.5 points
  • Oct 22 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
  • Oct 23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • Oct 28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • Oct 28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • Oct 28 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Oct 29 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Matt Cain, American baseball player
  • Oct 1 Daniel Guillén, Spanish footballer
  • Oct 4 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver
  • Oct 5 Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
  • Oct 7 Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer
  • Oct 10 Paul Posluszny, American football player
  • Oct 10 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
  • Oct 10 Rod Benson, American basketball player
  • Oct 11 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
  • Oct 13 Frank Simek, American soccer player
  • Oct 14 LaRon Landry, American football player
  • Oct 17 Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player
  • Oct 20 Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
  • Oct 20 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
  • Oct 21 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater
  • Oct 21 Kenny Cooper, American soccer player
  • Oct 21 Marvin Mitchell, American football player
  • Oct 21 Kieran Richardson, English footballer
  • Oct 26 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
  • Oct 26 Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer
  • Oct 26 Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 27 Brady Quinn, American football player
  • Oct 27 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer
  • Oct 28 Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
  • Oct 29 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 16 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 Khanderao M Rangnekar, cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies
  • Oct 11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61