Events in Sport on October 31

  • 1888 Scottish vet John Boyd Dunlop patents pneumatic bicycle tyre
  • 1907 Calgary City Rugby Football Club's 1st game defeating Strathcona Rugby Foot-ball Club 15-0 at Calgary
  • 1908 4th Olympic games ends in London
  • 1921 Federation Sportive Feminine International forms (1st woman track & field association)

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1943 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Bkln (48-10)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1967 SF Giants Mike McCormick wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 1968 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1st game beating Detroit 138-118 (6th game)
  • 1985 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas
  • 1987 American jockey Chris Antley becomes first rider to win 9 races in a day (4 at Aqueduct / 5 at The Meadowlands)
  • 1987 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • 1988 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
  • 1992 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
  • 1993 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • 1993 US wins Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
  • 1994 American tennis star Venus Williams makes her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California
  • 1995 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
  • 1999 Yachtsman Jesse Martin returns to Melbourne after 11 months of circumnavigating the world, solo, non-stop and unassisted.
  • 1999 Finnish McLaren driver Mika Häkkinen wins season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka to clinch his second straight World F1 Drivers title; wins by just 2 points from Irishman Eddie Irvine

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2003 Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • 2010 Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters beats Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6–3, 5–7, 6–3 for her 3rd season ending WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar

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2014 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2014 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Hootenanny, Goldencents, Lady Eli, Untapable
  • 2015 8th Rugby World Cup: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2015 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Keeneland Racetrack; Day 2 winners: Songbird, Mongolian Saturday, Wavell Avenue, Stephanie's Kitten, Runhappy, Tepin, Nyquist, Found, American Pharoah