On This Day in Sport for October 5

Events in Sport

  • 1887 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • 1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • 1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • 1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • 1922 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • 1942 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • 1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • 1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
  • 1953 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS

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1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1970 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1970 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1971 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • 1979 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0

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1980 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1980 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • 1982 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • 1984 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • 1991 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 1991 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • 1991 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
  • 1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
  • 1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • 1997 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 Barry Bonds hits his 71st home run, breaking Mark McGwire's record of 70 for the most home runs hit in a single season (Bonds would end up with 73 in total)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2013 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1894 Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (d. 1948)

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1902 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1984)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1921 Bill Willis, AAFC, NFL guard (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1922 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1923 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Bill Wirtz, longtime Chicago Blackhawks owner (d. 2007)
  • 1932 Madhav Apte, cricketer (bro of Arvind 7 Tests for India, 1 century)
  • 1934 David Smith, cricketer (England opening bowler v India 1961-62)
  • 1935 Jimmy Binks, cricket wicket-keeper (England twice v India 1964)
  • 1940 Bob Cowper, cricketer (Aust LHB, 307 v England MCG 1966 Very rich
  • 1941 Ricardo Hoffmann, marathon swimmer (299 miles)
  • 1946 Jean Perron, Canadian ice hockey coach

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1949 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 1951 Leah Poulis Mueller, Berwyn Ill, speed skater (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1955 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1957 Jeanne Evert, tennis player, Chris' sister
  • 1957 Larry Saumell, American jockey (d. 2011)
  • 1960 Careca, Brazilian footballer
  • 1961 David Kirk, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1962 Johnny Huang, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Guangzhou, China
  • 1962 Michael Alexander Conley, Chic, triple jumper (Olympics-gold-92, 96)
  • 1962 Michael Andretti, Indy-car racer/Auto Hall of Fame (elected 1986)
  • 1962 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Hugh Morris, cricketer (England lefty opening batsman 1991)

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1963 Laura Davies, LPGA golfer (1989 Lady Keystone Open), born in Coventry, England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1963 Tony Dodemaide, cricketer (Victorian, Sussex & Australian all-rounder)
  • 1964 Denean Howard, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1988), born in Sherman, Texas
  • 1964 Terry Mathews, Alexandria LA, pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1965 John Keller Jr, team handball back court (Olympics-1996), born in Toledo, Ohio

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1965 Mario Lemieux, NHL high scoring center (Pitts Penguin, #66), born in Montreal, Quebec

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

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1965 Patrick Roy, Canadian NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche), born in Quebec City, Québec

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • 1965 Paul Moloney, Australian golfer, born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1965 Richey Reneberg, tennis star (1995 Australian doubles), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1965 Theo Bos, Dutch soccer player: Vitesse
  • 1965 Trace Armstrong, NFL defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1966 Fredrik Olausson, Vaxsjo Swe, NHL defenseman (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1966 Inessa Kravets, Ukraine, long/triple jumper (Oly-silv/gold-92, 96)
  • 1966 Peter Fonseca, Lisbon Portugal, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Therese Brisson, ice hockey defenseman (Canada, Oly-98)
  • 1967 Ellie Gibson, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1967 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1968 Sally Smith, Orange NSW, golfer (1993 T67 Alpine Aust Ladies Masters)
  • 1968 Wayne Holdsworth, cricketer (NSW fast bowler, Australian tourist 1993)
  • 1969 Martin Driever, WLAF tight end (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1970 Anthony Phillips, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1970 Mark Luijpers, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1970 Thomas Randolph, NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1970 Tina Poitras, Thompson Manitoba, 10k walker (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Chad Lewis, tight end (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971 Chris Whitney, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)
  • 1971 Dan Plante, Hayward, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1971 Mauricio Pellegrino, Argentine former footballer
  • 1972 Derek Sholdice, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1972 Grant Hill, NBA forward/guard (Det Pistons, Oly-gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975 Bobo Baldé, Guinean footballer
  • 1976 J. J. Yeley, American race car driver
  • 1977 Lia Rousset, American sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Alhambra, California
  • 1978 Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • 1978 Jesse Palmer, Canadian-born American football player
  • 1979 Curtis Sanford, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 Vincenzo Grella, Australian soccer player
  • 1982 Natalie Vlandis, Northridge California, pairs skater (& Jered Guzman)
  • 1983 Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer
  • 1987 Kevin Mirallas, Belgian footballer
  • 1987 Javier Villa, Spanish racing driver

Weddings in Sport

  • 2001 "The Golden Boy" professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya (28) weds Puerto Rican pop singer Millie Corretjer (27) in a secret ceremony held at "El Invernino" in San Juan

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 F1 racing driver Ralf Schumacher (26) weds former model Cora Brinkmann at the church of Maria Plain in Salzburg, Austria

Formula 1 Driver Ralf Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Ralf Schumacher

HeartWedding of Interest

2004 Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • 2013 Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera (34) weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland

HeartWedding of Interest

2013 Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach

Deaths in Sport

  • 1924 Tom Campbell, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, ct 7 stp 1), dies
  • 1952 Joe Jagersberger, Austrian racing driver (b. 1884 or 1885)
  • 1986 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (b. 1947)
  • 1997 Dave Marr, golfer/commentator, dies at 63
  • 2000 Cătălin Hîldan, Romanian footballer (b. 1976)
  • 2002 Chuck Rayner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1920)
  • 2003 Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)