This Week in Sports History

Oct. 10, 1974 – Dale Earnhardt Jr., American NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver, is born.

Oct. 11, 1992 – Deion Sanders plays for Atlanta Falcons and then suited up to play for Atlanta Braves (although he did not play).

Oct. 12, 1968 – Norma Enriqueta Basilio becomes the first woman to light the Olympic flame.

Oct. 13, 1993 – The Mighty Ducks win their first game in the NHL.

Oct. 14, 1905 – Giants’ Christy Mathewson’s third straight World Series shutout.

Oct. 15, 1989 – Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe as NHL’s all-time points leader.

Oct. 16, 1987 – Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in seven for the heavyweight boxing title.

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