On This Day

October 1992 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”
  • Oct 3 Atlanta Braves end season with 1-0 victory v San Diego Padres at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for franchise record 98th MLB win (old record 95 in 1957)

Sport awardSolheim Cup

Oct 4 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Oct 7 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • Oct 8 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Ric Flair
Professional Wrestler
Ric Flair
  • Oct 12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • Oct 14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 17 1st Baseball World Series featuring non-American team; Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays lose 3-1 to Braves at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 1st non-American team to win a Baseball World Series game; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 5-4 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium
  • Oct 18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
  • Oct 20 1st Baseball World Series game is played outside United States; Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 3-2 in Game 3 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 22 Atlanta Braves become 1st American team to win a Baseball World Series game outside of United States; beat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2 in Game 5 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
  • Oct 24 World Series Baseball: Toronto Blue Jays beat Atlanta Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first-ever title; MVP: Toronto catcher Pat Borders
  • Oct 24 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • Oct 25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • Oct 27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • Oct 31 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews

Birthdays in Sport

  • Oct 16 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 20 Danielle Kang, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2017), born in San Francisco, California

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 4 Denny Hulme, New Zealand auto racer (F1 World Drivers' Champion 1967), dies of a heart attack driving in Bathurst 1,000 at 56
  • Oct 6 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • Oct 22 Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 27 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies at 62