On This Day

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
  • 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 Cleveland Indians outfielder Elmer Smith hits baseball's first ever World Series grand slam (Game 5, 1920)
  • 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
  • 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, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1
  • 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

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

1964 18th NHL All-Star Game, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: All-Stars beat Toronto, 3-2; MVP: Jean Béliveau, Montreal, C

NHL Legend Jean Béliveau
NHL Legend
Jean Béliveau
  • 1964 XVIII Summer Olympic Games open in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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
  • 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 Giant's Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey opens with the NY Giants going down 24–14 to the Dallas Cowboys in from of 76,042 fans
  • 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
  • 1987 Hartford center Doug Jarvis ends his career having played an NHL record 964 consecutive games as the Whalers lose 6-2 to the New York Rangers
  • 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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2002 Former cricketer Imran Khan elected to the Pakistani Parliament after winning the seat of Mianwali-I

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Having already clinched his record 7th F1 World Drivers Championship, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins a record 13th race of the season with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2010 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
  • 2019 3,500 women are the first to be allowed to attend a football match in Iran for a World Cup qualifier in Tehran, since the Islamic revolution

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Ormy Pearse, South African cricketer (3 Tests for South Africa in Australia 1910-11), born in Pietermaritzberg, Natal (d. 1953)
  • 1895 Johnny Taylor, Australian cricketer (stalwart Aussie batsman of post-WW I days), born in Stanmore, New South Wales (d. 1971)
  • 1899 Brian Norton, South African tennis player (Wimbledon 1921 runner-up), born in Robben Island, South Africa (d. 1956)
  • 1914 Tommy Fine, American baseball player, born in Cleburne, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1919 Gerry Gomez, West Indian cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder), born in Trinidad (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Frank Sinkwich, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1942, U of Georgia; NFL Draft #1 pick Detroit Lions 1943; NFL MVP 1944), born in Starjak, Croatia (d. 1990)
  • 1922 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (NZ bowler & Test captain in the 1950's), born in Whanganui, New Zealand (d. 1989)
  • 1922 Merv Pregulman, American NFL Line backer (Green Bay Packers), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1927 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), born in Mount Standfast, Saint James Parish, Barbados (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1934 Sadashiv Patil, Indian cricketer (pace bowler in Test India v NZ 1955-56), born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra
  • 1935 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), born in Dartford, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936 Artie Dick, New Zealand cricket wicket-keeper (NZ of 60's), born in Middlemarch, New Zealand
  • 1937 Bruce Devlin, Australian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Armidale, NSW
  • 1942 Chartchai Chionoi, Thai boxer (WBC/WBA flyweight champion), born in Bangkok, Thailand (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Peter Mahvolich, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens), born in Timmins, Ontario, Canada
  • 1949 Lance Cairns, New Zealand cricketer (big-hitting NZ medium-pace bowler), born in Picton, New Zealand
  • 1952 Bobby Nystrom, Swedish NHL right wing (Stanley Cup 1979-83; jersey #23 retired 1995), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1953 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1961 Brian Lee Diemer, American steeplechase athlete (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 1961 Henrik Jørgensen, Danish marathon runner, born in Copenhagen
  • 1963 Mike Donnelly, American NHL left wing (Dallas Stars), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Jolanda de Rover, Dutch swimmer (1984 Olympics), born in Amstelveen, Netherlands
  • 1964 Maxi Gnauck, German uneven parallel bars gymnast (Olympic gold 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1965 Brett Perriman, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1966 Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1966 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1966 Elana Meyer, South African runner (Olympic silver 1992), born in South Africa
  • 1966 Tony Adams, English footballer (Arsenal & England national team captain), born in Romford, London, England
  • 1967 Frank Wainright, American football tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1967 Willie Davis, American NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs, Tennessee Oilers), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1968 James Williams, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1968 Nancy Brookhart, American WPVA volleyballer (Hermosa-17th-1994), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1968 Bart Brentjens, Dutch mountain biker, born in Haelen, Netherlands
  • 1969 Brett Favre, American NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1970 Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Buffalo), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1970 Glenn Foley, American NFL quarterback (NY Jets), born in Woburn, Massachusetts
  • 1970 Dean Kiely, Irish football goalkeeper (Crystal Palace), born in Salford, England
  • 1970 Silke Kraushaar-Pielach, German luger (Olympic gold 1998), born in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany
  • 1970 Mohammed Mourhit, Belgian athlete, born in Khouribga, Morocco
  • 1970 Matthew Pinsent, English rower (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Holt, Norfolk, England
  • 1971 Corey Louchiey, American NFL offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1971 Ian Bennett, English football goalkeeper (Birmingham City), born in Worksop, England
  • 1972 Marianne Limpert, Canadian 200m relay swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Matagami, Quebec
  • 1972 Yinka Dare, Nigerian NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Kano, Nigeria (d. 2004)
  • 1973 Jeff Shantz, Canadian NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Duchess, Alberta, Canada
  • 1973 John Mobley, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Zach Thornton, American soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; MLS GK of the Year: 1998, 2009), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1974 Chris Pronger, Canadian NHL defenseman (Team Canada Olympics 1998, St. Louis), born in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
  • 1974 Julio Ricardo Cruz, Argentine footballer (Internazionale), born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina
  • 1974 Dale Earnhardt Jr., American auto racer, team owner and broadcaster (Daytona 500 2004, 14; Busch Series 1998-99), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • 1975 Ramón Morales, Mexican footballer (Guadalajara), born in La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico
  • 1976 Shane Doan, Canadian NHL right wing (Winnipeg Jets), born in Halkirk, Alberta, Canada
  • 1976 Bob Burnquist, Brazilian-American skateboarder, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1976 Pat Burrell, American baseball player, born in Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  • 1979 Nicolás Massú, Chilean tennis player, born in Viña del Mar, Chile
  • 1982 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • 1983 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1984 Paul Posluszny, American football player, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1984 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 2010, 11, 13–15; Gold Glove Award 2010, 11; Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1984 Rod Benson, American basketball player, born in Fairfield, California
  • 1986 Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1991 Mariana Pajón, Colombian BMX rider (Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Medellin, Colombia

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

1987 Paralympian Rick Hansen (30) weds physiotherapist Amanda Reid

Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian Rick Hansen
Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian
Rick Hansen

LoveWedding 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, dies at 48
  • 1938 Lord Hawke [Martin Bladen Hawke], English cricketer (England batsman 1890's), dies at 78

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1966 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 1900; Wimbledon 1895-96, 98, 1901, 08), dies at 96

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1978 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 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, dies at 90
  • 2004 Ken Caminiti, American baseball player (b. 1963)
  • 2008 Sid Hudson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1941, 42; Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox), dies at 93
  • 2012 Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77