October 15, 1988 in Sport

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport

  • NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series

Birthdays in Sport

  • Mesut Özil, Turkish-German football player (Arsenal, German national team), born in Gelsenkirchen, West Germany