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Calendar – One day in October

One day in October

1 October 1907
US Rumelange are founded in Luxembourg.
1 October 1933
A “Pacific eleven” made up of Chilean and Peruvian players draw 1-1 with Bohemians in Dublin in the first match on their tour of Britain and Ireland.
2 October 1905
The captains of Penarol and Nacional agree to play a friendly on 15 October to raise funds for a bronze plaque to be placed on the tomb of brothers Bolivar and Carlos Cespedes, who played for Nacional.
3 October 1964
Jimmy Greaves scores his fifth hat trick for England, equalling Tommy Lawton’s record. He went on to break this record with four goals against Norway on 29 June 1966.
4 October 1956
The first Asian Communist Nations Championship kicks off with China PR’s 5-3 victory over North Vietnam in Beijing. The tournament, which ended on 10 October, was won by Korea DPR.
5 October 1972
The Soviet Union sports committee amends its transfer regulations. In particular, the new rules state that only transfers from lower to higher divisions are permitted, that no more than three players may be transferred or signed by each club and that only those applications submitted to the committee between 5 and 30 November of each year will be approved.
8 October 1949
Nigeria play their first ever match, beating Sierra Leone 2-0 in front of 10,000 spectators in Freetown.
10 October 1909
Argentina beat Uruguay 3-1 in a match for the Gran Premio de Honor Argentino trophy. This match is also the first time that two brothers score in the same match, namely Jorge and Alfredo Brown, the latter of whom nets twice.
11 October 1922
Dick, Kerr’s, an English women’s football team, record the first win of their five-week US tour by beating men’s team Bew Bedford FC 5-4 in the only match to be played on a Wednesday.
12 October 1955
Milos Milutinovic becomes the first player in the history of the European Cup to score four goals in one match in Partizan Belgrade’s 5-2 win over Sporting Lisbon.
13 October 1997
The Portuguese women’s futsal team play their first ever match, beating Australia 7-1 in Lisbon.
14 October 1878
At Bramall Lane, two teams selected by the Sheffield FA play the first ever evening match in the history of football. Only 12 people pay to get in, but it is estimated that another 8,000 were hiding in the shadows.
15 October 1962
Ghana beat Malawi 12-0, simultaneously recording Ghana’s biggest ever victory and Malawi’s heaviest ever defeat.
17 October 1990
Croatia beat the USA 2-1 on their return to international football.
19 October 1951
As he is sitting in a cinema in Bradford, England, Jack Connor sees a message flash across the screen requesting him to go to the foyer. On doing so, he immediately agrees to a transfer from Bradford City to Stockport County for the sum of GBP 2,500. Connor went on to score 156 goals for Stockport, becoming the top marksman in the club’s history.
20 October 1975
Diego Maradona makes his debut in the Argentinian first division at the age of 15 in a match between his club, Argentinos Juniors, and Talleres de Cordoba.
21 October 1996
Two women make their refereeing debuts in Bolivia: Amalia Marquez (24) and Maria Velarde (20) perform the roles of assistant referee and fourth referee respectively at a match between Bolivar and Municipal.
22 October 1950
Marco Aurelio scores Barcelona’s 1,000,h goal in their 6-1 victory over Lleida.
24 October 1857
Sheffield FC are founded in England.
24 October 1907
FIFA admits the football association of Norway as a provisional member.
27 October 1929
In the first ever radio broadcast of a football match in Brazil, Sao Paulo fans learn of their team’s victory over Parana in the Brazilian championship through Nicolau Tuma’s commentary on Radio Educadora.
28 October 1998
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) organises a first ever course in administration in Hanoi, in which 35 officials from the Vietnam Football Federation take part.
29 October 1966
In coming on for John Hughes, Steve Chalmers of Celtic becomes the first ever substitute in a Scottish League Cup final. Following their team’s 1-0 win over Rangers at Hampden Park, Hughes is awarded a winners’ medal while Chalmers receives a replica.
31 October 1978
Following the lifting of the ban on holding women’s football matches at the grounds of English league clubs, the first ever women’s football match at such a stadium is played at The Dell in Southampton. The match is watched by 5,741 spectators, a record for women’s football in England at the time.