Events in Sport in 1983

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

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

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

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Jan 18th 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 22nd Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • Jan 22nd NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17

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Jan 23rd Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jan 23rd In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • Jan 23rd "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 23rd AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0
  • Jan 30th Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ

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

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

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Feb 6th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

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

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

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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

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

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

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth

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

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

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Apr 9th Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Apr 9th 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins

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

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray

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Apr 11th 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 13th Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • Apr 17th Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
  • Apr 17th Lynn Adams wins LPGA Combanks Orlando Golf Classic

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 17th Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game
  • Apr 18th 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 22nd Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • Apr 23rd David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • Apr 24th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 26th San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

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

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Apr 27th Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
  • May 1st Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
  • May 3rd NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
  • May 7th 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Sunny's Halo wins in 2:02.2
  • May 7th NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 8th Janet Coles wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • May 10th Oilers 0-Isles 2-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 1-0 lead
  • May 11th Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • May 12th Oilers 3-Isles 6-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 2-0 lead

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

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • May 14th Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
  • May 15th Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 17th Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games
  • May 20th Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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

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May 29th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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Jun 5th 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

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Jun 5th 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 6th Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • Jun 7th Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
  • Jun 8th Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 9th Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11th 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11th Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
  • Jun 11th Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14
  • Jun 12th 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12th Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

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

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

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Jun 20th 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 20th NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires

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Jun 21st Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

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

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Jul 2nd 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

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

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Jul 3rd 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 4th NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox

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

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

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson

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

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jul 24th 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switz (2-1)
  • Jul 24th Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 24th 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 27th 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 28th 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 30th Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31st 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Aug 1st New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England
  • Aug 6th Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cards 28-10 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • Aug 7th 65th PGA Championship: Hal Sutton shoots a 274 at Riviera CC LA
  • Aug 7th Grete Waitz of Norway wins 1st all-women Marathon (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Aug 7th Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 7th 1st World Championships in Athletics open at Helsinki, Finland

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Aug 8th 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 10th 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Aug 14th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 14th Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03
  • Aug 14th 1st World Championships in Athletics close at Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 19th LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • Aug 19th Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • Aug 21st Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

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

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

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Sep 11th 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

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

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

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Sep 27th 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 29th Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • Oct 2nd Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 2nd Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic
  • Oct 6th Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
  • Oct 6th NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • Oct 8th Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • Oct 8th MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8th MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10th Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 15th Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • Oct 15th 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points
  • Oct 16th 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • Oct 16th Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 19th Phila Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • Oct 23rd 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • Nov 4th Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5th NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 6th Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 6th Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Nov 11th Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • Nov 12th NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Nov 13th Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic