1982 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 232

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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 Philadelphia 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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport awardTennis Open

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 (Cincinnati 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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 24th KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 27th Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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 #

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

Event of interestEvent 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)
  • Oct 14th NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 16th Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • Oct 17th Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20th St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20th During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Oct 24th 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24th Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 25th David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • Oct 26th Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
  • Nov 1st Major leagues vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract
  • Nov 2nd Nayoko Yoshikawa wins LPGA Pioneer Cup Golf Tournament

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 363

  • 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

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Divorces in Sport

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Deaths in Sport

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