Here are just some of the notable sports moments that happened on October 7:

1936 - The seventh-place Brooklyn Dodgers fired manager Casey Stengel. (More info.)

1952 — The New York Yankees beat the Brooklyn Dodgers, 4-2, in Game 7 of the World Series at Ebbets Field, clinching their fourth straight world championship. (More info.)

1984 — Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears passed Jim Brown to become the National Football League's career leading rusher, gaining 154 yards in a 20-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field. (More info.)

1984 - Baseball umpires returned from a labor strike to work Game 5 of the National League Championship Series, won by the San Diego Padres over the Chicago Cubs. (More info.)

1995 — Mark Allen won his sixth Ironman Triathlon in seven years in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (More info.)

2000 — The last competitive soccer match was held at Wembley Stadium in London, a 1-0 German victory over England. (More info.)

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