October 1999 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 12 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Oct 18 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 19 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 22 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Oct 27 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat Atlanta Braves to win 4-0
  • Oct 31 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • Oct 31 50th Formula One WDC: Mika Hakkinen wins by two points

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 8 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

Oct 12 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA basketball player (5 time MVP), dies of congestive heart failure at 63

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Person of interestPayne Stewart

Oct 25 Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

  • Oct 31 Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)