October 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 San Diego catcher Benito Santiago's MLB rookie record 34-game hitting streak ends as Padres snap 9-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory v LA Dodgers
  • Oct 4 First "Scab Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players as a result of players strike; chiefly related to the expiration of 1982 Collective Bargaining Agreement; players returned October 15
  • Oct 4 Winnipeg CFL defensive back James Jefferson scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception; scores both on laterals in Blue Bombers' 47-14 win v Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • Oct 12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • Oct 13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 15 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike; union fails to achieve demands short-term with no collective bargaining agreement in place

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 17 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
  • Oct 19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
  • Oct 25 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • Oct 29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • Oct 31 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
  • Oct 31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 2 Phil Kessel, American ice hockey player
  • Oct 4 Rawez Lawan, Swedish footballer
  • Oct 5 Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer
  • Oct 5 Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver
  • Oct 7 Jeremy Brockie, Australian footballer
  • Oct 11 Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player (Memphis Grizzlies), born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Oct 15 Jesse Levine, American Canadian tennis player, born in Boca Raton, Florida
  • Oct 17 Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer
  • Oct 22 Jake Richardson, English footballer
  • Oct 24 Charlie White, American ice dancer
  • Oct 24 Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
  • Oct 25 Darron Gibson, Irish football player
  • Oct 25 Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast and Olympic medallist
  • Oct 27 Andrew Bynum, American basketball player
  • Oct 27 Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)
  • Oct 30 Junaid Siddique, Bangladeshi cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 19 Hermann Lang, German race car driver (b. 1909)
  • Oct 27 Vijay Merchant, Indian cricketer (Test average 47 72, 1st-class avg 71), dies at 76