Events in Sport on October 12

  • 1853 John Morrissey wins boxing title, when Yankee Sullivan leaves ring after 36th round to slug Morrissey's fans
  • 1907 Cubs beat Tigers 4 games to 0 with 1 tie in 4th World Series
  • 1913 John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robinson blames McGraw & is fired
  • 1916 Boston Red Sox beat Bkln Dodgers, 4 games to 1 in 13th World Series
  • 1920 Cleveland Indians beat Bkln Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series
  • 1920 Soccer team Quick '20 forms
  • 1923 NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series
  • 1925 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
  • 1929 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • 1952 Hanif Mohammad scores twin 100s v N Zone (India) his 1st first class cricket centuries
  • 1964 American Don Schollander swims an Olympic record 53.4s to beat Briton Robert McGregor by 0.1s and win the 100m freestyle gold medal in Tokyo; first of Schollander's 4 gold medals at the Games
  • 1967 St Louis Cards beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 64th World Series as Lou Brock steals a record 7 bases in 1 World Series
  • 1968 19th Summer Olympic Games open at Mexico City, Mexico; first Olympics in Latin America
  • 1968 Norma Enriqueta Basilio Satelo is 1st woman to light Olympic flame
  • 1972 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • 1975 Jacqueline Hansen runs women's world record marathon (2:38:19)

  • 1976 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
  • 1977 "Throwaway Game" Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers

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1979 Boston Celtics guard Chris Ford scores first 3-point basket in NBA history in 1st quarter of 114-106 win v Houston at Boston Garden; game also marks debut of Boston rookie Larry Bird

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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1979 Future Basketball Hall of Fame forward Magic Johnson makes his debut for Los Angeles Lakers at the San Diego Clippers; Lakers win, 103-102

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1980 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Houston Astros, 3 games to 2
  • 1982 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits
  • 1986 California Angels within 1 pitch of pennant victory lose to Red Sox
  • 1987 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • 1988 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • 1990 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 2
  • 1991 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • 1991 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • 1991 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • 1991 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • 1992 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • 1992 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • 1993 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • 1997 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship

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1999 Pat LaFontaine formally retires from the NHL due to lingering concussion problems

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

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2003 Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari finishes 8th at the season-ending Japanese F1 Grand Prix at Suzuka; clinches 4th consecutive World Drivers title by 2 points from Kimi Räikkönen

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver Kimi Räikkönen
Formula 1 Driver
Kimi Räikkönen
  • 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup Final: Nia Künzer scores winner in sudden death extra time as Germany beats Sweden 2-1 in Carson, California

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2008 Anna Kournikova and Andy Roddick defeat Martina Navratilova and Jesse Levine in a match for charity, raising over $400,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund

Tennis Player Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player
Anna Kournikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • 2013 Timothy Bradley defeats Juan Manuel Márquez to win the WBA Welterweight boxing title
  • 2016 Auston Matthews becomes 1st player to score 4 goals in his NHL debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa
  • 2018 20 year old Russian Evgeni Malkin scores in the 1st period to become the first NHL player in 89 years with goals in his first 6 games as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Kings, 4-3 in Los Angeles