Events in Sport on October 21

  • 1905 England Pilgrim Association beats All NY 11, 7-1 in soccer at Polo Grounds
  • 1911 Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta Unions form Western Canada Rugby Football Union

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1935 Hank Greenberg selected AL MVP unanimously

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1950 Patty Berg wins LPGA Hardscrabble Women's Golf Invitation
  • 1956 Betty Dodd wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open
  • 1957 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lawton Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Carlsbad Cavern Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1964 Abebe Bikila runs Olympic/World record marathon (2:12:11.2)
  • 1964 Braves ask NL to allow them to leave Milwaukee for Atlanta
  • 1973 A's manager Dick Williams quits after A's beat Mets in World Series

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Waco Tribune Herald Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1973 Fred Dryer of the then Los Angeles Rams becomes the first player in NFL history to score two safeties in the same game.
  • 1973 23rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Benny Parsons wins
  • 1974 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cubic Corp Golf Classic
  • 1975 Red Sox Carlton Fisk's 12th inning HR beats Reds 7-6 in game 6 of WS
  • 1976 Cincinnati Reds sweep NY Yankees, in 73rd World Series

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1976 NY Knicks retire 1st number, # 19, Willis Reed

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1976 NY Yankee Thurman Munson ties World Series mark of 6 straight singles
  • 1979 10th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:11:42
  • 1979 9th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:33
  • 1979 Greta Weitz wins woman participation in NYC marathon (02:27:33)
  • 1979 Ozzie Newsome begins NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
  • 1980 1st (& only) time Phillies win World Series (in 98 years)
  • 1980 Phillies win their 1st World Championship in their 98-year history
  • 1984 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
  • 1984 Niki Lauda becomes 3rd time motor racing world champ
  • 1984 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • 1984 35th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 0.5 points
  • 1986 1st-class cricket debut of Andy Flower, ZCU Presidents XI v Young WI
  • 1988 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
  • 1989 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,

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1990 Esther Canseco calls Oakland A's manager Tony La Russa a "punk" for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

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1993 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 1995 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • 1997 Cleve Marquis Grissom hit in his 15th straight World Series game (streak ends at 15, he is 2nd to Hank Baur with 17)
  • 1998 MLB World Series: New York Yankees defeat San Diego Padres to win 4-0
  • 2001 MLB National League Championship: Arizona Diamondbacks beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 1
  • 2004 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 3
  • 2007 58th Formula One WDC: Kimi Raikkonen wins by one point
  • 2007 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3
  • 2009 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 1
  • 2014 San Francisco Giants win game one of the 2014 World Series