1878 The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
1885 John Ward & several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Prof Base Ball Players, 1st baseball union
1930 SC Genemuiden soccer team forms
1935 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Twin Hills CC: Johnny Revolta wins his only major title, defeating Tommy Armour, 5 & 4
1939 NBC becomes first network to televise a pro football game; Brooklyn Dodgers beat Philadelphia Eagles, 23-14 at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field
1950 LA Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
1967 Ian Brayshaw (W Aus v Vic, Perth) takes all 10 cricket wkts
1967 Denny Hulme becomes first New Zealander to win the F1 World Drivers Championship with 3rd place in the Mexican Grand Prix at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; wins title by 5 points from team leader Jack Brabham
1968 American swimmers sweep the medals in the women’s 200m freestyle at the Mexico City Olympics; Debbie Meyer takes gold in Olympic record 2:10.5 ahead of teammates Jan Henne and Jane Barkman
1972 Baseball World Series: Oakland A’s beat Reds, 3-2 in Cincinnati for a 4-3 series win; A’s first C’ship since 1930, first in Oakland: MVP: A’s catcher Gene Tenace
1974 MLB New York Yankees trade outfielder Bobby Murcer to San Francisco Giants for outfielder Bobby Bonds
1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires after 17 seasons
1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
1992 Atlanta Braves become 1st American team to win a Baseball World Series game outside of United States; beat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2 in Game 5 at SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario
1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
1996 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
1997 Cleveland outfielder Marquis Grissom’s World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games as Indians rout Florida 10-3 in coldest ever WS game (38°F)
2001 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
2006 Spanish Renault driver Fernando Alonso finishes 2nd in season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix at Autódromo José Carlos Pace to retain Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 13 points from Michael Schumacher
2010 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
2012 MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
2020 The National Hockey League announces the annual NHL All Star Game and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition would be postponed to no earlier than 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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