October 1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Cleveland Indians end MLB season at 100-44 to set record 30 game margin over 2nd place Kansas City Royals in AL Central final standings
  • Oct 1 Mike Mussina tosses Baltimore Oriole's 5th consecutive MLB shutout in season ending, 4-0 victory over Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees (AL) and Colorado Rockies (NL) become first wild-card teams in new MLB playoff system; Rox are first team to reach postseason before 7th year; post best ever record for a 3rd-year team, 10 games over .500 (77-67)
  • Oct 1 In the 5th game of the season, Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate first-ever NFL regular season win with a 17-16 victory over the Houston Oilers at the Astrodome
  • Oct 1 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher wins the Pacific Grand Prix at the TI Circuit in Aida, Japan to clinch his 2nd straight World Formula 1 Drivers Championship

MurderMurder of Interest

Oct 3 O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Oct 3 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
  • Oct 6 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 8 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Oct 8 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
  • Oct 14 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 15 Annika Sörenstam wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • Oct 17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • Oct 21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • Oct 27 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
  • Oct 27 Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • Oct 28 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
  • Oct 28 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • Oct 28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8
  • Oct 28 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • Oct 29 US beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • Oct 31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79

Person of interestBobby Riggs

Oct 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies