On This Day

October 2, 1998 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • With his team struggling at 28 for 3, Australian cricket batsman Steve Waugh smashes a brilliant 157 to guide the tourists to an innings & 99 run win over Pakistan in the 1st Test in Rawalpindi

Deaths in Sport

  • Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • Olivier Gendebien, Belgian auto racer (24 hours of Le Mans 1958, 60-62), dies at 74