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HISTORY >> Today in History >> October

October 1, 1951

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Calgary Stampeders establish a CFL regular season record for most combined fumbles lost in one game with 10. The Roughriders won the game 22-12. The feat is matched on two later occasions.

October 2, 1992

The Edmonton Eskimos set a team record for most penalty yards in a game, getting penalized for 212 yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Edmonton won the game 45-25.

October 3, 1981

Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Dieter Brock sets a CFL regular season record for most pass completions in a single game. Brock completed 41 passes in a 44-24 win over the Ottawa Rough Riders. The record is matched in 1993 by Saskatchewan’s Kent Austin.

October 4, 1873

The Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club forms the Toronto Argonaut Football Club. The Argos play their first game against the University of Toronto on October 11, losing by a goal and a try to nil.

October 5, 2005

The Edmonton Eskimos acquire Troy Davis and Dan Comiskey from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in exchange for Brock Ralph, Tay Cody and a first-round draft choice in the 2006 CFL Canadian College Draft.

October 6, 1989

Eric Streater sets a B.C. Lions single game record for receptions, making 14 catches for 234 yards against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a 46-27 win. Ray Alexander and Darren Flutie would later duplicate the feat.

October 7, 2000

Toronto’s Vernon Mitchell returns a CFL regular season record three interceptions for touchdowns in the Argonauts’ 29-12 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

October 8, 2001

California businessman Michael Feterik enters into an agreement with Sig Gutsche to become the owner of the Calgary Stampeders. Feterik becomes the third private owner in the history of the club.

October 9, 1983

The longest road losing streak in CFL history comes to an end after the Montreal Alouettes defeat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 40-23. The Alouettes had lost 22 straight games away from Montreal.

October 10, 1960

Ottawa’s Ron Stewart sets a CFL regular season record with 287 rushing yards in one game as the Rough Riders defeat the Montreal Alouettes 51-21.

October 11, 1985

An all-time single game attendance record for a regular season game at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver is set as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeat the B.C. Lions 31-10 in front of 59,478.

October 12, 1963

Neil Beaumont scores the longest interception return for a touchdown in B.C. Lions history, running 120 yards against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. B.C. wins the game 26-6.

October 13, 1956

Winnipeg’s Bob McNamara sets a CFL regular season record with 36 points in one game as the Blue Bombers defeat the B.C. Lions 40-8. McNamara also ties a record with six touchdowns scored in one game.

October 14, 1995

An all-time single game attendance record for a game at Taylor Field in Regina is set as 55,438 watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeat the Calgary Stampeders 25-23.

October 15, 1962

Hamilton’s Joe Zuger sets a CFL regular season record with eight touchdown passes in a single game. The Tiger-Cats also set a record with a total of 10 passing touchdowns in one game. The Ticats maul the Saskatchewan Roughriders 67-21.

October 16, 2001

CFL awards expansion franchise to the city of Ottawa. The Renegades begin play in 2002. October 17, 1964

Willie Fleming sets a B.C. Lions record running for 109 yards on a single play, resulting in a touchdown. It also ties George Dixon’s CFL record. B.C. defeats Edmonton 24-14.

October 18, 1873

The first meeting between the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tigers takes place at the University of Toronto. The Argonauts win by a goal and a try to nil. The Tigers wear yellow and black for the first time in this game.

October 19, 1968

Jim Evenson sets a B.C. Lions record with 32 carries in a game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Evenson rushes for 154 yards in a 16-14 win.

October 20, 1956

The Montreal Alouettes score the most points ever in a CFL regular season game, routing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats by an 82-14 count. The Alouettes also set a record for most touchdowns in a game with 12, and most yards with 799.

October 21, 1911

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Unions form the Western Canada Rugby Football Union. Calgary Tigers win initial WCRFU championship, but Canadian Rugby Union would not accept club’s challenge for Grey Cup.

October 22, 1945

Calgary Stampeders play their first ever game, defeating the Regina Roughriders 12-0 in front of 4,000 fans at Mewata Stadium. October 23, 1991

Calgary businessman Larry Ryckman privatizes the Calgary Stampeder Football Club, becoming its sole owner and saving football in Calgary.

October 24, 1987

Ottawa’s Will Lewis ties a CFL regular season record with 14 punt returns in one game. The Rough Riders lose to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-2. The record is first established by Calgary’s Rudy Linterman in 1968.

October 25, 1958

B.C.’s Al Dorow ties a CFL regular season record getting intercepted seven times in one game. The Lions lose to the Edmonton Eskimos 23-3.

October 26, 1975

Larry Highbaugh sets an Edmonton Eskimos record for longest punt return, racing 116 yards against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Edmonton wins 48-41.

October 27, 2001

Saskatchewan’s Paul McCallum sets an all-time CFL regular season record for longest field goal. McCallum is good from 62 yards away as the Roughriders defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 12-3.

October 28, 2000

B.C. Lions quarterback Damon Allen becomes the CFL’s all-time leading passer, throwing for 345 yards to surpass Ron Lancaster’s record of 50,535 yards.

October 29, 1910

Hamilton’s Bert Simpson sets a CFL record with 11 singles in one game. The Tigers defeated Montreal A.A.A. 14-7.

October 30, 1978

Ron Lancaster announces that he is retiring as a player to assume the head coaching duties with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

October 31, 1993

Saskatchewan quarterback Kent Austin ties Dieter Brock’s record for most pass completions in a CFL regular season game. Austin completes 41 passes in a 30-23 win against the Toronto Argonauts.

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