Events in Sport in October 1988

  • Oct 2 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • Oct 2 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
  • Oct 2 Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance

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Oct 2 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his mansion in Bernardsville, NJ, during a domestic dispute

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 6 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
  • Oct 7 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • Oct 9 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
  • Oct 15 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • Oct 15 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
  • Oct 16 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series
  • Oct 17 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
  • Oct 20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • Oct 20 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
  • Oct 21 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
  • Oct 23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid

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Oct 24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Oct 26 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months' advisory service

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Oct 30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 30 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
  • Oct 31 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23