On This Day

Events in Sport in October 1955

  • Oct 1 Baltimore Colts fullback Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in NFL history to top 100 yards rushing in his first 2 games; totals 153 against Detroit Lions after 194 yards in debut v Chicago Bears
  • Oct 2 9th NHL All-Star Game, Detroit Olympia, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat All-Stars, 3-1
  • Oct 4 Brooklyn Dodgers win their first Baseball World Series with a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against arch-rival New York Yankees; Dodgers had lost their previous 7 World Series

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Oct 18 Track & Field names Jesse Owens all-time track athlete

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens
  • Oct 20 Yanks begin 16-game exhibition in Japan
  • Oct 23 Dominican Professional Baseball League moves to winter play for first time

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Oct 25 Branch Rickey steps down as GM of the Pirates

Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • Oct 30 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Tim Flock wins