Events in Sport in 1983

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  • Jan 1 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • Jan 1 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • Jan 1 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • Jan 1 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • Jan 1 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • Jan 3 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • Jan 10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • Jan 11 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • Jan 12 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August

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Jan 13 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 13 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • Jan 15 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard

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Jan 18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jan 22 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17

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Jan 23 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jan 23 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • Jan 23 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0
  • Jan 30 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jan 30 Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Feb 8 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander

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Feb 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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Feb 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 13 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Feb 13 Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • Feb 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California
  • Feb 18 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • Feb 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
  • Feb 21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • Feb 22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • Feb 27 Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
  • Mar 5 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 6 Anne-Marie Palli wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic
  • Mar 10 Walter Alston, Dodgers manager, elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 10 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 12 4th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Boston College, 85-77
  • Mar 13 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
  • Mar 15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy

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Mar 17 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 20 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 1 NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons
  • Apr 3 12th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • Apr 3 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech 69-67
  • Apr 4 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52
  • Apr 5 NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment
  • Apr 9 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins

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Apr 10 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11 47th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Apr 13 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • Apr 14 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)
  • Apr 17 Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
  • Apr 17 Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic

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Apr 17 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers
  • Apr 18 87th Boston Marathon: Greg Meyer of United States 1st man in 2:09:00 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:22:43
  • Apr 22 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • Apr 23 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • Apr 24 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

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Apr 26 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Apr 27 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
  • May 1 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
  • May 3 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
  • May 7 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
  • May 7 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 8 Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • May 11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg

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May 13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • May 15 Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 17 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
  • May 20 Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 20 Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • May 20 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
  • May 21 108th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
  • May 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Tournament
  • May 22 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
  • May 25 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
  • May 25 27th European Cup: Hamburg beats Juventus 1-0 at Athens
  • May 26 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
  • May 26 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 29 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • May 29 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)
  • May 31 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games
  • Jun 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Mima Jausovec
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Mima Jausovec
  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • Jun 7 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • Jun 12 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

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Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
  • Jun 19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Jun 20 NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires

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Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 26 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • Jun 29 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 90th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 3 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

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Jul 4 NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Jul 5 NJ Devils purchase AHL Maine Mariners as their farm team
  • Jul 6 54th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-3 at Comiskey Park, Chicago
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • Jul 24 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

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Jul 28 George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Aug 1 New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • Aug 6 Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 7 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
  • Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Aug 7 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 7 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland

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Aug 8 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Aug 14 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03
  • Aug 14 1st World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • Aug 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • Aug 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • Aug 28 Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Sep 4 83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 4 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
  • Sep 5 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 9 Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
  • Sep 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 10 103rd Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-1, 6-3)
  • Sep 11 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
  • Sep 11 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • Sep 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • Sep 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • Sep 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • Sep 23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
  • Sep 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • Sep 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • Sep 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Sep 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • Sep 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

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Sep 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • Oct 2 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 2 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
  • Oct 6 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 15 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • Oct 15 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points
  • Oct 16 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • Oct 16 Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • Oct 23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 6 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Nov 11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Nov 13 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game