October 1984 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

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, San Diego Padres win pennant

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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 13 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • Oct 14 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series

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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 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 2 Marion Bartoli, French tennis player (Wimbledon 2013), born in Haute-Loire, France
  • 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 K 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