Events in Sport on October 4

  • 1873 13th British Golf Open: Tom Kidd shoots a 179 at St Andrews
  • 1878 18th British Golf Open: Jamie Anderson shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1895 Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 to win 1st US Open golf tournament at Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1901 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • 1906 Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
  • 1922 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1923 Young Stribling holds light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
  • 1924 NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series

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1925 Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1928 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
  • 1930 Philadelphia Athletics' Jack Quinn aged 47, pitches 2 innings, oldest to play in World Series

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1932 Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1936 Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
  • 1944 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
  • 1944 St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
  • 1947 Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • 1948 Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • 1951 In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
  • 1953 Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)

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1953 Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • 1958 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • 1959 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)

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1959 Cleveland Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts

NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • 1959 LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394

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1961 Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Sport awardGolf Major

1964 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills

LPGA Golfer Mary Mills
LPGA Golfer
Mary Mills
  • 1964 Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • 1967 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature NY Yankees, Giants or the Dodgers
  • 1969 Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • 1970 KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal

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1972 Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams

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1980 Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

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1981 Donna Caponi Young and Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1981 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest international gymnastics participant
  • 1984 Detroit Tigers clinch AL East
  • 1985 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1986 NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • 1987 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
  • 1987 Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers to win the 1987 AL Pennant

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1991 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1991 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • 1992 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2001 Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGwire for the most MLB home runs in a single season

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2010 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales

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2012 Formula One legend Michael Schumacher retires

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2014 20th Rugby Championship: Australia beats New Zealand 27-19 to win