Events in Sport in October 1993

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • Oct 3 Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 After 9 seasons & 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 13 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 17 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Oct 23 Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to retain Baseball World Series; Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor MVP

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 23 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Oct 25 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, South African 1st-class cricket record
  • Oct 26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • Oct 26 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • Oct 30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • Oct 31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • Oct 31 US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament