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

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 runner-up 1921), 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)
  • 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)
  • 1932 Harry Smith, English footballer, born in Wolverhampton, England
  • 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 PGA golfer (1964 St Petersburg Open), born in Armidale, Australia
  • 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
  • 1953 Gus Williams, American NBA guard (Golden State, Seattle, Washington), born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1957 Craig Marseilles, Canadian Tour golfer (1995 Gold Coast), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 Bryn Parry, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 BC Amateur-2nd), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1971 Claus Dalpiaz, Austrian hockey goaltender (Team Austria 1998), born in Kufstein, Austria
  • 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 Hunter Goodwin, American football tight end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Bellville, Texas
  • 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 (Olympic gold 1996), 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 [Ralph] Dale Earnhardt Jr., American racing driver (Two-time Daytona 500 winner), 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 player (Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1984 Rod Benson, American basketball player, born in Fairfield, California
  • 1985 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist, born in Beveren, Belgium
  • 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


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

Person of interestCharlotte Cooper

1966 Charlotte Cooper, British tennis player (1st female Olympic champion 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