On This Day

October 2010 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 20th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-13 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 4 Ryder Cup Golf, Celtic Manor Resort, Wales: Europe wins 14½-13½; with scores level Irishman Graeme McDowell holds nerve to beat Hunter Mahan 3 & 1
  • Oct 5 Injured Indian cricket batsman VVS Laxman is the hero with 73 not out as the home team chases down 216 to beat Australia with just 1 wicket to spare in the 1st Test at Mohali
  • Oct 6 Phillies ace Roy Halladay pitches only the 2nd postseason no-hitter in MLB history in Game 1 NLDS, 4-0 v Cincinnati Reds, at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
  • Oct 10 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC Potomac: Mark O'Meara wins his lone Champions Tour major title with par on first playoff hole against Michael Allen
  • Oct 22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 23 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2

Sports History

Oct 31 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar


Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 1 Ian Buxton, English football forward (Derby County) and cricket all-rounder (Derbyshire captain), dies at 72
  • Oct 3 Ben Mondor, Canadian baseball executive (International League Executive of the Year 1978, 99), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Woody Peoples, American football player (b. 1943)
  • Oct 20 Parthasarathy Sharma, Indian cricket batsman (5 Tests, 1 x 50), dies at 62
  • Oct 23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • Oct 31 Maurice Lucas, American basketball player, dies at 58