Events in Sport on October 25

  • 1621 Governor Bradford head of the colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day
  • 1884 1st World Series OK by AA, Providence (NL) sweeps NY Mets (AA) in 3
  • 1905 1st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 17-0 in Annapolis
  • 1925 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
  • 1926 Lester Patrick becomes 1st coach & gm of NY Rangers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947 Bradman scores 156 for South Australia v India, 152 mins, 22 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Sports record brokenNFL Record

1953 Cleveland Browns' QB Otto Graham sets club record with 4 fumbles

NFL Quarterback Otto Graham
NFL Quarterback
Otto Graham
  • 1956 White Sox manager Marty Marion resigns. AL Lopez replaces him
  • 1964 Dutchman Anton Geesink is 1st non-Japanese Olympic judo gold medal winner
  • 1964 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1964 "The Wrong Way Run", Viking Jim Marshall runs 66 yards in wrong direction for a safety (NFL's #1 blooper)
  • 1964 15th Formula One WDC: John Surtees wins by one point
  • 1964 English driver John Surtees finishes 2nd behind American Dan Gurney in season ending Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez to clinch his first World Championship of Drivers title; edges Graham Hill by 1 point
  • 1968 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • 1968 US men's basketball team beats Yugoslavia 65-50 to win the gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; 7th straight basketball title for the Americans
  • 1968 Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the uneven bars and vault gold medals at the Mexico City Olympics; her 6th & 7th career gold medals and her 4th at these Games

  • 1968 American swimmer Claudia Kolb wraps up the women's individual medley double in Mexico City, winning the 400m I/M in Olympic record 5:08.5; she also won the 200m I/M in OR 2:24.7
  • 1968 East German swimmer Roland Matthes wins the 200m backstroke gold medal in Olympic record 2:09.6 at the Mexico City Games; wraps up backstroke double
  • 1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
  • 1970 Austrian driver Jochen Rindt wins World F1 Drivers title by 5 points from Jacky Ickx after Mexican GP; only season World Championship awarded posthumously, after Rindt's death in Italian GP practice at Monza
  • 1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • 1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to San Diego Padres for pitcher Mike Caldwell
  • 1975 Denver Nuggets 1st game at McNichols Sports Arena beat St Louis Spirits
  • 1978 Padres Gaylord Perry is 1st to win Cy Young in both leagues (NL)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1980 Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • 1981 11th NYC Women's Marathon won by Allison Roe in 2:25:29
  • 1981 12th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:08:13
  • 1982 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • 1986 Trailing 5-3 with 2 out & no one on in bottom of 10th, NY rallies to win Game 6 of the World Series, 6-5, Bill Buckner misplays a ball
  • 1987 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1990 Evander Holyfield KOs Buster Douglas in 3 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1991 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cricket 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • 1992 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • 1993 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, South African 1st-class cricket record
  • 1997 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • 2003 Florida beats New York Yankees, 2-0 in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium for Marlins second Baseball World Series; Florida pitcher Josh Beckett MVP
  • 2003 15th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-25 in Chestnut Hill
  • 2003 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Pleasantly Perfect, Action This Day, Adoration, Johar, High Chaparral, Islington, Halfbridled, Six Perfections, Cajun Beat
  • 2008 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Muhannak, Desert Code, Albertus Maximus, Goldikova, Midshipman, Donativum, Midnight Lute, Conduit, Raven's Pass
  • 2009 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2
  • 2012 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games
  • 2015 British Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton wins US F1 Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to clinch his second consecutive World Drivers Championship