1993 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 222

  • Jan 1 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 3 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history
  • Jan 5 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Jan 9 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • Jan 31 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 6 44th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 16-6 at Montreal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 6 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-20
  • Feb 7 Tammie Green wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 10 Jani Sievinen swims world record 200m backstroke (1:55.59)
  • Feb 13 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
  • Feb 16 Sandra Völker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.33 sec)
  • Feb 17 Mark Foster swims world record 50m free style (21.60 sec)
  • Feb 20 Florida Marlins open their 1st spring training camp
  • Feb 20 Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31
  • Feb 21 43rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 135-132 (OT) at Salt Lake City
  • Feb 21 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.15 m)
  • Feb 23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
  • Feb 25 Florida Marlins introduce their mascot "Billy"
  • Feb 26 Allan Border beats Gavaskar's record for most Test Cricket runs 10,123
  • Feb 28 Iolanda Chen triple jumps world indoor record hop step (14.46m)
  • Mar 1 George Steinbenner is reinstated as owner of NY Yankees
  • Mar 1 New expansion NHL team, owned by Disney, is named the Mighty Ducks
  • Mar 3 Howard Stern radio show premieres in Boston (WBCN 104.1 FM-evenings)
  • Mar 4 1st ESPY Awards: Michael Jordan, Monica Seles win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Mar 5 Marlins beat Astros 12-8 in their 1st spring training game
  • Mar 9 Pittsburgh Penguins begin NHL record 17 game winning streak

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 14 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Mar 14 40th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats #1 North Carolina, 77-75
  • Mar 14 34th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats LSU, 82-65
  • Mar 14 14th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Syracuse, 103-70

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Mar 23 NY Knicks & Phoenix Suns get into a major brawl
  • Mar 28 22nd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Helen Alfredsson
  • Mar 29 Queensland all out for 75 v NSW in Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 30 New South Wales beat Qld by eight wkts to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 30 Punjab beat Maharashtra by 120 runs to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Apr 4 12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82
  • Apr 4 5th Seniors Golf Tradition: Tom Shaw
  • Apr 4 Trish Johnson wins Las Vegas LPGA at Canyon Gate Golf Tournament
  • Apr 5 55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71
  • Apr 5 Colorado Rockies 1st game - lose to NY Mets 3-0
  • Apr 5 Florida Marlins 1st game - beat LA Dodgers 6-3
  • Apr 6 Florida Marlins 1st lost ever (4-2 to LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 9 Colorado Rockies 1st home game & 1st victory, 11-4 over Mont Expos
  • Apr 10 Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses
  • Apr 10 Pittsburgh Penguins win their NHL record 17 game winning streak

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 57th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 277

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Apr 11 Jeff Rouse swims world record 100m backstroke (51.43 sec)
  • Apr 18 54th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Tom Wargo
  • Apr 18 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
  • Apr 22 Seattle Mariner Chris Basio no-hits Boston Red Sox
  • Apr 25 1993 NFL Draft: Drew Bledsoe from Washington State first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 28 Zambian plane crashes at Libreville, Gabon, 30 soccer players die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • May 1 119th Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Sea Hero wins in 2:02.4
  • May 2 Kristi Albers wins Sprint Golf Classic
  • May 2 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Sprint Senior Challenge Golf Tournament

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 8 Lennox Lewis beats Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis

Hall of fameHall of Fame

May 10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • May 12 Parma of Italy win 33rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Royal Antwerp of Belgium 3-1 in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • May 15 118th Preakness: Mike Smith aboard Prairie Bayou wins in 1:56.6

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 16 Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • May 22 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 23 Val Skinner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 24 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1
  • May 26 In Major League Baseball, Carlos Martinez famously hits a ball off Jose Canseco's head for a home run
  • May 26 1st UEFA Champions League Final: Marseille beats Milan 1-0 at Munich
  • May 29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • May 29 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Betsy King wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Game Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 30 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins in 3:10:49.860 (253.000 km/h)
  • Jun 5 125th Belmont: Julie Krone aboard Colonial Affair wins in 2:29.8

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 6 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Jun 6 92nd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Jim Courier (6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 7 Cricket's Graham Gooch dismissed handled the ball vs Australia at Old Trafford
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat LA Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 13 39th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player
  • Mar 6 Ning Zetao, Chinese swimmer (2015 World Championships, 2014 Asian Games), born in Zhengzhou, China
  • Mar 15 Paul Pogba, French football player (Manchester United, French national team), born in Lagny-sur-Marne, France
  • Apr 3 Dakoda Dowd, American golfer
  • Apr 16 Mirai Nagasu, American Figure Skater
  • May 20 Caroline Zhang, American figure skater

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 27 Jordan Spieth, American professional golfer (second youngest to win Masters), born in Dallas, Texas

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • Oct 8 Garbiñe Muguruza, Venezuelan-born Spanish professional tennis player (2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon), born in Caracas, Venezuela

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo


Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Supermodel
Kim Alexis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Sep 4 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 3 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 22 Tennis star Bjorn Borg divorces Loredana Berte

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 15 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 3 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Feb 5 Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 17 Leslie Townsend, cricket all-rounder (England in 4 Tests 1930-34), dies
  • Feb 24 Bobby Moore, English soccer team capt (World champs 1966), dies
  • Feb 24 Danny Gallivan, Canadian radio and television sportscaster (b. 1917)
  • Mar 7 Tony Harris, South African cricketer (8 Tests for South Africa 1947-49, 100 runs) and rugby union player (Springbok), dies at 76
  • Mar 11 Dino Bravo, wrestler (WWF), shot to death at 44
  • Mar 22 Cec Pepper, cricketer (NSW & Commonwealth XI leggie), dies
  • Mar 22 Steve Olin, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 27
  • Mar 22 Tim Crews, pitcher (Cleve Indians), drowns at 31
  • Mar 26 Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84
  • Apr 1 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 2 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater, coach and father of Ard, dies at 86
  • Apr 7 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • Apr 15 H H "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies
  • Apr 21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • Apr 30 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34
  • Apr 30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)
  • May 13 Evert "Eef" Dolman, Dutch cyclist (Olympic-gold-1964), dies at 47
  • May 19 S W Sohoni, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • May 28 Charles Barnett, cricketer (20 Tests for England), dies
  • May 29 Billy Conn, boxer, dies of pneumonia at 75
  • Jun 2 Johnny Mize, baseball player, dies at 80
  • Jun 7 Drazen Petrovic, NBA player (NJ Nets), dies in auto-accident at 28
  • Jun 13 Gérard Côté, Canadian runner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 16 Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (3073 runs in Tests), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Roy Campanella, 3xMVP catcher (Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jul 3 Don Drysdale, American Major League Baseball player, dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 11 Denis Tomlinson, South African cricket leg-spinner, dies
  • Jul 23 James Jordan, father of NBA star Michael Jordan, found dead near McColl, South Carolina
  • Jul 27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27
  • Aug 1 Ewing Kaufman, founder/owner (KC Royals), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • Aug 24 Professor D B Deodhar, cricketer (Ind non-Test bat o 30s), dies at 101
  • Sep 8 Lorin "Whitey" Harrison, surfer, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • Sep 20 Loan Volkerijk, Dutch baseball coach (ADO), dies at 65
  • Oct 4 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • Oct 9 C R Rangachari, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Oct 9 Geert de Vlaeminck, Belgian champion cyclist, dies at 26
  • Oct 12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • Oct 14 Bertie Clarke, cricketer (6 wkts for WI in 1939), dies
  • Oct 19 Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
  • Oct 21 Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75
  • Oct 29 George Pope, cricketer (one Test for England, 8 runs not out), dies
  • Oct 29 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • Nov 1 George Sheehan, cardiologist/marathoner, dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • Nov 4 Cliff Young, pitcher (Cleveland Indians), dies in car accident at 29
  • Nov 12 Bill Dickey, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher (NY Yankees, 1928-46) and manager, dies at 86
  • Nov 15 Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
  • Nov 20 Heather Farr, golfer, dies of cancer at 28
  • Dec 9 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61