October 1997 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Oct 1 Carolina Hurricanes 1st game vs Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Oct 3 Carolina Hurricanes 1st home game vs Pitts Penguins
  • Oct 3 Vancouver Canucks beats Mighty Ducks, 3-2 in Japan
  • Oct 5 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • Oct 5 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • Oct 5 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267
  • Oct 9 NY Rangers are 1st NHL team to open with 4 straight ties

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Oct 11 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • Oct 12 David Duval wins Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Golf Club
  • Oct 12 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2

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Oct 15 NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 700th World Series home run (Sandy Alomar, Cleve Indians)
  • Oct 19 David Duval wins Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Oct 20 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • Oct 21 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • Oct 22 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • Oct 22 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • Oct 22 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious & gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
  • Oct 22 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
  • Oct 23 Les Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets buys NHL's Edmonton Oilers
  • Oct 25 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • Oct 26 Bill Glasson wins Las Vegas Golf Invitational
  • Oct 26 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat Cleveland Indians to win 4-3
  • Oct 26 48th Formula One WDC: Jacques Villeneuve wins by 39 points
  • Oct 28 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league

Weddings in Sport

  • Oct 4 Infanta Cristina of Spain (32) weds retired handball player turned entrepreneur Iñaki Urdangarin (29) in Barcelona, Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 5 Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
  • Oct 8 Robin Lee, American figure skater, dies at 77