1982 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 243

  • May 8th Canucks 5-Isles 6 (OT)-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • May 9th Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 11th Canucks 4-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead
  • May 12th FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • May 13th Canucks 0-Isles 3-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • May 13th Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 15th 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

May 16th Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 16th Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
  • May 18th Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 23rd Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
  • May 25th Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 26th 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 27th New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • May 27th John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • May 30th Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • May 30th Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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Jun 1st Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5th 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 6th Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6th 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6th 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 7th NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 8th 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Phila 76ers, 4 games to 2

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11th Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 13th 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jun 20th 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach GL Calif

Golfer Tom Watson
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20th Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jun 20th Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22nd Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 27th Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 30th NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • Jul 1st PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • Jul 3rd 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)
  • Jul 4th 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4th 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 11th 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • Jul 11th Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 11th FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • Jul 13th 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13th All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cin Reds)
  • Jul 18th 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 18th Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 25th 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25th 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25th 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 27th California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
  • Jul 30th Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 1st Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 1st Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • Aug 1st Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
  • Aug 2nd Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
  • Aug 3rd Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • Aug 4th NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • Aug 6th 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8th 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 8th Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 14th Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14th Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
  • Aug 15th Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Aug 17th LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 18th Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18th Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 19th Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 20th Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
  • Aug 21st Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22nd Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23rd Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 27th Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Aug 29th George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 29th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Sep 5th 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 6th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 6th Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11th Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 11th 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 12th Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12th Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 12th 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 13th Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14th Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 17th NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • Sep 19th New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 19th Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 21st 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21st NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 22nd Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 24th Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 25th 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Sep 26th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Oct 3rd Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 3rd Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • Oct 5th 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • Oct 8th NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 10th MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10th MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12th Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13th IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 13th NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
  • Oct 14th Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 362

  • Apr 3rd Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player
  • Apr 3rd Jared Allen, American football player
  • Apr 5th Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • Apr 5th Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • Apr 5th Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Apr 9th Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer
  • Apr 10th Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Apr 10th Andre Ethier, American baseball player
  • Apr 11th Ian Bell, English cricketer
  • Apr 15th Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 15th Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • Apr 16th Boris Diaw, French basketball player
  • Apr 16th Jonathan Vilma, American football player
  • Apr 17th Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player
  • Apr 18th Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player
  • Apr 21st Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • Apr 22nd Kaká, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 25th Monty Panesar, English cricketer
  • Apr 25th Brian Barton, American baseball player
  • Apr 26th Brock Gillespie, American basketball player
  • May 1st Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player
  • May 3rd Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-born American football player
  • May 4th Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer
  • May 4th Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer
  • May 5th Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer
  • May 5th Jay Bothroyd, English footballer
  • May 7th Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • May 8th Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • May 11th Andrew Walter, American football player
  • May 14th Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • May 14th BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • May 15th Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • May 15th Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • May 16th Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • May 16th Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • May 17th Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
  • May 18th Jason Brown, English-born footballer
  • May 19th Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
  • May 19th Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • May 20th Petr Čech, Czech footballer
  • May 20th Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • May 21st Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 22nd Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • May 23rd Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • May 24th Issah Ahmed, Ghana football player
  • May 25th Adam Boyd, English footballer
  • May 25th Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
  • May 25th Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
  • May 28th Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • May 29th Matt Macri, American baseball player
  • May 30th Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • Jun 1st Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player
  • Jun 3rd Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter
  • Jun 7th Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8th Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8th Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 10th Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11th Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11th Steven Graham, American basketball player
  • Jun 11th Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • Jun 12th Loïc Duval, French racing driver
  • Jun 12th Jason David, American football player
  • Jun 13th Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • Jun 14th Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 15th Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jun 16th Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • Jun 17th Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 19th David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19th Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • Jun 22nd Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 24th Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • Jun 24th Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25th Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 30th Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • Jul 1st Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
  • Jul 1st Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player
  • Jul 1st Adrian Ward, American football player
  • Jul 5th Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer
  • Jul 5th Philippe Gilbert, Belgian cyclist
  • Jul 7th George Owu, Ghanaian footballer
  • Jul 8th Hakim Warrick, American basketball player
  • Jul 9th Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10th Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11th Chris Cooley, American football player
  • Jul 12th Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13th Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13th Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13th Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 16th Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 17th Omari Banks, West Indian Cricketer
  • Jul 18th Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19th Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • Jul 19th Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • Jul 22nd Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • Jul 23rd Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • Jul 23rd Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • Jul 24th Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 25th Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
  • Jul 29th Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • Jul 29th Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer

Weddings & Divorces in Sport

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Divorces in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

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