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
  • 1913 5th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 76-0 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 SA 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 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
  • 1968 Longest Olympic field hockey game, The Netherlands beats Spain 1-0 in 2h25m (6 OT)
  • 1970 Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Women's Golf Charities Open
  • 1970 21st Formula One WDC: Jochen Rindt wins by five points (the only season in which the World Championship title has been awarded posthumously)
  • 1973 Cubs trade Ferguson Jenkins to Rangers for Bill Madlock & Vic Harris
  • 1973 SF Giants trade Willie McCovey to SD 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, SAf 1st-class cricket record
  • 1997 9th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 52-20 in South Bend
  • 2003 MLB World Series: Florida Marlins defeat New York Yankees to win 4-2
  • 2003 15th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 27-25 in Chestnut Hill
  • 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