On This Day in Sport for October 22

Events in Sport

  • 1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • 1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
  • 1930 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
  • 1933 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1935 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
  • 1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn's Ebbets Field
  • 1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

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1966 Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

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1967 Ryder Cup Golf, Champions GC: US beats Great Britain 23½-8½; Ben Hogan captains Americans to record 15-point victory margin

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • 1967 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
  • 1967 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the World Championship of Drivers title with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
  • 1968 American swimmers sweep the medals in the women's 200m freestyle at the Mexico City Olympics; Debbie Meyer takes gold in Olympic record 2:10.5 ahead of team mates Jan Henne and Jane Barkman
  • 1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
  • 1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series

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1976 Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1978 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in her first appearance in world record time 2:32:30
  • 1978 9th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
  • 1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
  • 1985 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • 1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
  • 1989 Over-competitive McLaren team mates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title
  • 1992 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • 1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • 1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
  • 1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38°F)
  • 1997 NY Ranger Wayne Gretsky's wife Janet is knocked unconscious and gets 2 stitches after plexiglass falls on her watching a game
  • 1997 Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins & Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11

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1999 NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

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2000 German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang, his 4th straight race victory to finish season; 3rd, and 1st of 5 straight World F1 Drivers Championships; wins by 19 points from Mika Häkkinen

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2001 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2006 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain World Formula 1 Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher
  • 2010 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1880 Joe Carr, Ohio, NFL hall of famer/NFL president (1921-39)
  • 1885 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1907 Jimmie Foxx, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (9-time MLB All Star), born in Sudlersville, Maryland (d. 1967)
  • 1913 Annette Rogers, US sprinter (Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • 1918 Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1920 Harry Potts, soccer star/manager
  • 1922 Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1923 Pete Pihos, NFL end (Phil Eagles)
  • 1923 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, (d. 2013)
  • 1933 Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1935 Judy Devlin Hashman, 10 time badminton champ (1957-67)
  • 1939 George Cohen, English footballer
  • 1943 Allen James Coage, American HW judo (Olympic bronze 1976), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948 John Peterson, American freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1976), born in Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • 1948 Mike Hendrick, cricketer (England seam bowler in 30 Tests 1974-81)
  • 1949 Manfred Burgsmuller, WLAF kicker (Rhein Fire)
  • 1949 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born Strasbourg, France
  • 1956 Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • 1961 Barbara Potter, Ct, tennis player (changed shirt on Wimbledon Court)
  • 1961 Donna Wynd, 1k sprint cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1961 Leonard Marshall, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, NY Jets)
  • 1961 Sanath Kaluperuma, cricketer (four Tests for Sri Lanka 1984-88)
  • 1962 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962 Gayle Stammer, Livermore California, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1963 Brian Boitano, Mountainview California, figure skater (Olympic gold 1988)
  • 1965 Marvin Washington, NFL defensive end (NY Jets, SF 49ers)
  • 1965 Otis Smith, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1966 Blair Hartland, cricketer (NZ opener)
  • 1967 Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1968 Keith Osik, catcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Port Jefferson, New York
  • 1968 Stephane Quintal, Boucherville, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968 Warry van Wattum, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90, FC Groningen)
  • 1969 Cuty [Yumi] Suzuki, Kawaguchi Japan, wrestler (Japan)
  • 1969 Kevin Carrasco, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1970 Coleman Rudolph, NFL defensive end (NY Giants)
  • 1970 Steve Campbell, tennis star, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1970 Winston Bogarde, soccer player (Sparta/Ajax)
  • 1971 Amanda Coetzer, Hoopstad South Africa, tennis star (1996 Aust semi)
  • 1971 Anthony "Pig" Miller, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1971 Mitchel van der Gaag, Dutch soccer player (PSV, Motherwell)
  • 1971 Timothy Christopher Carswell, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1972 Scott Lachance, Charlottesville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)
  • 1972 Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)
  • 1973 Kathy Butler, Edinburgh Scotld, Canad 3k/5k runner (Olympic-8-92, 96)
  • 1973 Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973 Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 Miroslav Satan, Topolcany Slo, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers, Sabres)
  • 1975 Melchior Schoenmakers, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1975 Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • 1975 Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1978 Owais Shah, English cricketer
  • 1978 Dion Glover, American basketball player, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1979 Eve Chalom, dance skater (& Gates--1995 Nat Jr champ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1981 Olivier Pla, French racing driver
  • 1982 Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 Heath Miller, American football player
  • 1983 Glenn Loovens, Dutch footballer
  • 1986 Kara Lang, Canadian soccer player
  • 1987 Jake Richardson, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

2001 Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Deaths in Sport

  • 1883 George Coulthard, Australian rules footballer and cricketer (Test for Australia 1882), dies at 27
  • 1917 Bob Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1927 Ross Youngs, American baseball player, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met), dies on 84th birthday
  • 1992 Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
  • 2001 Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • 2012 Wilson Whineray, New Zealand All Black rugby player (1957-65), dies at 77