October 2016 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Oct 2 Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches

Sports History

Oct 2 Veteran broadcaster Vin Scully calls his final LA Dodgers game (7-1 loss in San Francisco) after a record 67 MLB seasons

  • Oct 8 New Zealand routs South Africa, 57-14 in Durban to win their 4th Rugby Championship; undefeated All Blacks score 9 tries to 1, 2 each to Israel Dagg, TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett
  • Oct 12 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • Oct 16 Ed Whitlock at 85 becomes oldest person to complete a marathon under 4 hours, at Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes
  • Oct 30 Oakland Raiders break the single game record for most penalties in an NFL game gaining 23 in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Sports History

Oct 30 Slovak tennis star Dominika Cibulková beats Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title decider in Kallang, Singapore


Deaths in Sport

  • Oct 6 Mick Harvey, Australian cricketer (in Newcastle Brother of Neil Test umpire), dies at 95
  • Oct 7 Johnny Gleeson, Australian cricket spin bowler (29 Tests, 93 wickets, BB 5/61; NSW CA), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, dies of heart disease at 60
  • Oct 15 Barbara Romack, American golfer (US Curtis Cup team 1954, 56, 58), dies at 83
  • Oct 21 Manfred Krug, German actor (Boxer), dies at 79
  • Oct 25 Carlos Alberto Torres, Brazilian footballer, Captain of winning World Cup team (1970), dies at 72