October 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 4 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
  • Oct 6 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • Oct 16 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 17 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 22 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • Oct 26 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Oct 27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • Oct 27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • Oct 27 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 27 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • Oct 31 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 1 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (Bangladesh 24 Tests ), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Oct 1 Tim Deasy, English footballer
  • Oct 2 Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
  • Oct 7 Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • Oct 10 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
  • Oct 12 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 14 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 14 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • Oct 15 Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 15 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver
  • Oct 16 Casey Stoner, Australian motorcycle racer and 2007 MotoGP World Champion
  • Oct 18 Yoenis Cespedes, Cuban MLB player, born in Campechuela
  • Oct 20 Dominic McGuire, American basketball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Oct 20 James Sutton, British racing driver

Person of interestWayne Rooney

Oct 24 Wayne Rooney, English soccer midfielder (England 119 caps, Man U, Everton), born in Liverpool, England

English Footballer Wayne Rooney
English Footballer
Wayne Rooney
  • Oct 26 Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player
  • Oct 26 Monta Ellis, American basketball player
  • Oct 29 Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 13 Jack Wilson, Australian cricketer (Test for Australia, 0-39 & 1-25, DNB), dies at 64
  • Oct 24 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver, dies in a car crash at 44
  • Oct 31 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)