Events in Sport on October 20

  • 1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
  • 1899 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup
  • 1910 1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series
  • 1910 Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
  • 1910 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.
  • 1912 Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)
  • 1924 1st Negro League World Series: KC Monarchs shuts out Hilldales, 5-0

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1934 All-Star team led by Babe Ruth & Connie Mack sails to Hawaii & Japan

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

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1935 Hank Greenberg is named AL MVP by the BBWAA, Wes Ferrell is runner-up

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1946 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 1947 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1963 Jim Brown sets NFL single-season rushing record, 1,863 yds

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Hillside Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1965 19th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-2 at Montreal
  • 1967 Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A's
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Quality Chekd Golf Classic
  • 1968 Mamo Wolde wins 16th Olympic marathon (2:20:26.4)

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1973 President Nixon proclaims Jim Thorpe greatest athlete of 1st ½ century

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1976 NY Nets Julius "Dr J" Erving sold to Philadelphia 76ers
  • 1979 John Tate beats Gerrie Coetze in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1981 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
  • 1982 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • 1982 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • 1982 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

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1984 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1988 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • 1988 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
  • 1990 Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland A's in 86th World Series
  • 1992 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • 1993 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m
  • 1996 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • 1996 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • 1996 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • 1997 Richard Gnida, Limo driver in Detroit Red Wings crash, pleads guilty
  • 2004 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
  • 2007 6th Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats England 15-6 at Saint-Denis