On This Day

October 2013 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

Oct 5 Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko beats Russian Alexander Povetkin in a 12 round unanimous points decision in Moscow to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles

  • Oct 5 New Zealand beats South Africa, 38-27 in Johannesburg to retain the Rugby Championship with an undefeated record; All Black flanker Liam Messam crosses for 2 tries
  • Oct 6 Presidents Cup Golf, Muirfield Village GC: US wins for 5th successive time with an 18½–15½ victory over the International team
  • Oct 12 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • Oct 18 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 19 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2

Sports History

Oct 27 German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel wins the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit to clinch his 4th straight F1 World Drivers Championship; 6th consecutive GP victory

Sports History

Oct 27 American Serena Williams wins her 4th season ending tennis title; beats Li Na of China 2–6, 6–3, 6–0 in the WTA Championship final in Istanbul, Turkey

  • Oct 30 Baseball World Series: Boston Red Sox beat St Louis Cardinals, 6-1 in Game 6 at Fenway Park to win title; MVP: Boston slugger David Ortiz

Weddings in Sport

  • Oct 5 Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera (34) weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland

Abby Wambach

Oct 5 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Greg Louganis

Oct 12 Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California

  • Oct 24 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman (Stanley Cup 1962-64, 67; NHL All-Star 1960, 61, 66; Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 87
  • Oct 18 Bum Phillips, American football coach (Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints), dies at 90
  • Oct 21 Bud Adams Jr., American NFL team owner (Tennessee Titans), dies at 90

Bill Sharman

Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American Basketball HOF guard (8 × NBA All-Star; 4 x NBA C'ship; Boston Celtics) and coach (NBA C'ship 1972 LA Lakers), dies from stroke complications at 87