Events in Sport on October 5

  • 1887 1st U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Hansell beats Laura Knight (6-1, 6-0)
  • 1895 The first individual time trial for racing cyclists is held on a 50-mile course north of London.
  • 1900 6th US Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 313 at Chicago GC Ill
  • 1906 Henry Mathewson (NY Giants, Christy's brother) walks 14 men
  • 1907 Interprovincial Rugby Football Union plays 1st game (Mtl 17 Tor 8)
  • 1908 White Sox Ed Walsh tops Detroit 6-1 for his 40th victory
  • 1912 Red Sox defeat A's 3-0 for then AL record 105th win
  • 1921 1st World Series radio broadcast, Yanks beat Giants 3-0
  • 1922 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • 1942 St Louis Cards beat NY Yankees, 4 games to 1, in 39th World Series
  • 1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • 1952 6th NHL All-Star Game: 1st Team ties 2nd Team 1-1 at Detroit
  • 1953 50th World Series sees NY Yankees beat Dodgers, 4 games to 2, as NY Billy Martin's 12 hits set record; Yanks win record 5th consecutive WS

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1956 Yogi Berra becomes 4th Yank to hit a World Series grand slam

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 1957 11th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3 at Montreal
  • 1957 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1963 17th NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 3-3 at Toronto
  • 1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 1969 Tom Dempsey of New Orleans Saints kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1970 MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds sweep Pittsburgh Pirates, 3 games to 0
  • 1970 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1971 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1975 26th Formula One WDC: Niki Lauda wins by 19.5 points
  • 1979 MLB National League Championship: Pittsburgh Pirates beat Cincinnati Reds, 3 games to 0

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1980 Kathy Whitworth/Donna Caponi Young win Portland Ping Team Golf Champ

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1980 31st Formula One WDC: Alan Jones wins by 13 points
  • 1982 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • 1984 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • 1991 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • 1991 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • 1991 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17
  • 1996 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • 1996 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
  • 1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
  • 1997 35th Tennis Fed Cup: France beats Netherlands in Den Bosch Neth (4-1)
  • 1997 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA CoreStates Betsy King Classic
  • 1997 Davis Love III wins golf's Buick challenge, shooting a 267

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2001 Barry Bonds hits his 71st and 72nd home run, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB single season record

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • 2013 Wladimir Klitschko defeats Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA Heavyweight Championship
  • 2014 1st F1 death due to a racing accident in 21 years: France's Jules Bianchi collides with a recovery vehicle during the Japanese Grand Prix, suffering a diffuse axonal injury and dying 2 days later