On This Day in Sport for October 10

Events in Sport

  • 1892 Entire Hong Kong national cricket team dies in shipwreck off Taiwan
  • 1899 African-American inventor Issac R. Johnson patents the bicycle frame
  • 1904 Yanks 2 games out play 1st place Red Sox on final day doubleheader 41 game winner Chesbro loses 1st game & chance at pennant
  • 1904 Boston pitchers achieve 148 complete games-an AL record, also record for total complete games AL 1,098, NL 1,089
  • 1906 2nd College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 12-0 in Annapolis
  • 1916 In Game 3, Charlie Ebbets becomes the 1st owner to raise the price of World Series grandstand seats to $5-up from $3
  • 1920 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1920 Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play
  • 1920 Indian's Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam
  • 1921 NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10
  • 1923 NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium
  • 1924 Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
  • 1926 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 23rd World Series
  • 1931 St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia A's, 4 games to 3 in 28th World Series
  • 1931 9th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 6-0 in Washington (Maryland's first win in the series)

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1936 Bradman scores 212 in 202 mins in a cricket testimonial game

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
  • 1945 Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series
  • 1948 Then record 86,288 see game 5 of World Series in Cleveland
  • 1949 3rd NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-1 at Toronto
  • 1951 Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 2 in World Series, DiMaggio's final game
  • 1956 On Skowron's grand slammer NY Yanks beat Dodgers 9-0 in series game 7
  • 1957 Braves' Lew Burdette beats Yankees for 3rd time in 1 World Series
  • 1957 Milwaukee Braves beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 3 in 54th World Series
  • 1960 Ron Stewart of Ottawa rushes for CFL-record 287 yards
  • 1961 Expansion draft to stock Houston Astros & NY Mets
  • 1964 18th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-2 at Toronto
  • 1964 18th modern Olympic games opens in Tokyo
  • 1968 Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series
  • 1971 Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
  • 1972 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Heritage Village Golf Open
  • 1973 MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 2
  • 1974 US Gen George Brown's speech deplores Jewish influence in US over his treatment during the 1973 World Series
  • 1976 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • 1978 Yanks & Dodgers play in World Series # 75
  • 1979 Nordiques' Real Cloutier sets NHL record of a hat trick in 1st game
  • 1980 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • 1982 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • 1982 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • 1983 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • 1990 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 NY Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's #56

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 C "Ormy" C Pearse, cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11)
  • 1895 Johnny Taylor, cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days)
  • 1914 Tommy Fine, American baseball player (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)
  • 1922 Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's)
  • 1922 Merv Pregulman, Lansing, Michigan, NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955)
  • 1930 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), (d. 2012)
  • 1932 Harry Smith, English footballer
  • 1934 Sadashiv Patil, cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56)
  • 1935 Dave Charnley, Dartford England, lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Art Dick, cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's)
  • 1937 Bruce Devlin, Armidale Australia, PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open)
  • 1946 Peter Mahvolich, NHL star (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1949 Lance Cairns, cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler)
  • 1953 Gus Williams, NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington)
  • 1956 Melissa Belote, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-3 gold-1972)
  • 1957 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1961 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner
  • 1963 Mike Donnelly, NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer
  • 1964 Maxi Gnauck, German DR, uneven parallel bars (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1965 Brett Perriman, NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Darren Carrington, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1966 Derrick McKey, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1966 Elana Meyer, [van Zyl], South Africa, runner (Olympics-silver-92)
  • 1966 Tony Adams, English footballer
  • 1967 Frank Wainright, tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Willie Davis, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers)
  • 1968 James Williams, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers)
  • 1968 L B Williams, NFLer (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Nancy Brookhart, Elmhurst Ill, WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994)
  • 1968 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker
  • 1969 Brett Favre, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1970 Glenn Foley, NFL quarterback (NY Jets)
  • 1970 Dean Kiely, Irish footballer
  • 1970 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger
  • 1970 Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete
  • 1971 Bryn Parry, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Claus Dalpiaz, hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998)
  • 1971 Corey Louchiey, NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1971 Ian Bennett, English footballer
  • 1972 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1972 Hunter Goodwin, tight end (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Marianne Limpert, Matagami Quebec, 200m relay swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1972 Trent McCleary, Swift Current, NHL right wing (Ottawa Senators)
  • 1972 Yinka Dare, NBA center (NJ Nets)
  • 1973 A J Ofodile, tight end (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1973 Jeff Shantz, Duchess, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1973 John Mobley, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Zach Thornton, soccer goalkeeper (Olympics-gold-96), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Chris Pronger, NHL defenseman (Team Canada Oly-1998, St. Louis)
  • 1974 Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentinian footballer
  • 1974 [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American racing driver (Two-time Daytona 500 winner), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1975 Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1976 Shane Doan, Eston, NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1976 Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-born skateboarder
  • 1976 Pat Burrell, American baseball player
  • 1979 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player
  • 1980 Elvis Hammond, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1982 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver
  • 1983 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984 Paul Posluszny, American football player
  • 1984 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball player
  • 1984 Rod Benson, American basketball player
  • 1985 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
  • 1986 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2009 Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 2015 Supermodel Hilary Rhoda (28) weds former pro hockey player Sean Avery (33) at the Parrish Art Museum in Long Island

Deaths in Sport

  • 1893 Lip Pike, American baseball player (b. 1845)
  • 1938 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78

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1966 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1980 Walter Keeton, cricketer (opening bat in 2 Test for Eng 1934-39), dies
  • 1990 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • 1995 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • 2001 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)
  • 2004 Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
  • 2012 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77