October 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 3 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
  • Oct 4 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
  • Oct 4 Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers to win the 1987 AL Pennant
  • Oct 12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1
  • 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

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 & 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 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
  • 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
  • Oct 15 Jesse Levine, American tennis player
  • Oct 17 Jarosław Fojut, Polish footballer
  • Oct 22 Jake Richardson, English footballer
  • 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