Events in Sport for Year 1983

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Events 1 - 200 of 229

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
Jan 13th - AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
Jan 13th - Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
Jan 15th - Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
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 ThorpeVersatile 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
Jan 23rd - Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
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 - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
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
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez Feb 6th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 8th - 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander
Feb 8th - Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
Feb 8th - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
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 20th - Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
Feb 21st - NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
Feb 27th - Jan Stephenson wins Tucson Conquistadores LPGA Golf Tournament
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 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 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
Mar 17th - 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
Mar 20th - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
Mar 27th - Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
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
Ice Hockey Great Mike BossyIce Hockey Great Mike Bossy 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
Apr 9th - Caps 2-Isles 6 -Patrick Semis-Denis Potvin fails on penalty shot
Apr 9th - 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan aboard Corbiere wins
Apr 10th - Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit
Apr 10th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Apr 11th - 47th Masters Golf Tournament: Seve Ballesteros wins, shooting a 280
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
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan Apr 17th - Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter
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
Apr 26th - 1983 NFL Draft: John Elway from University of Stanford first pick by Baltimore Colts
Apr 27th - Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
May 1st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA CPC International Golf Tournament
NFL Quarterback John ElwayNFL Quarterback John Elway 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
May 13th - Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
May 14th - Oilers 1-Isles 5-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
May 15th - Lenore Muraoka wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
MLB Right Fielder Reggie JacksonMLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson 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
May 20th - Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for hw boxing title
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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan May 29th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
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
Jun 5th - 82nd Men's French Open: Yannick Noah beats Mats Wilander (6-2, 7-5, 7-6)
Jun 5th - 82nd Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec (6-1, 6-2)
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
Tennis Legend Chris EvertTennis Legend Chris Evert 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
Jun 15th - Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey
Jun 16th - Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal
Jun 19th - Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
Jun 20th - 83rd US Golf Open: Larry Nelson shoots a 280 at Oakmont CC PA
Jun 20th - NY Yankee Bobby Murcer retires
Jun 21st - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
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
Tennis Player Arthur AsheTennis Player Arthur Ashe 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
Jul 2nd - 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
Jul 3rd - 11th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Hollis Stacy
Jul 3rd - 97th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Chris Lewis (6-2 6-2 6-2)
Jul 4th - NY Yankee Dave Righetti no-hits the Red Sox
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
Golfer Tom WatsonGolfer Tom Watson Jul 17th - 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale
Jul 17th - Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
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
Jul 28th - George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)
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)
MLB Third Baseman George BrettMLB Third Baseman George Brett 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
Aug 8th - 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
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
Aug 24th - Cin Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose Aug 25th - Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
Aug 28th - Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
Sep 4th - 83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
Sep 4th - Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
Sep 5th - Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
Sep 9th - Vitas Gerulatis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
Sep 10th - Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
Sep 10th - 103rd Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-1, 6-3)
Sep 11th - Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards
Sep 11th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
Sep 11th - 103rd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0)
MLB Outfielder Rickey HendersonMLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson Sep 13th - Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season
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
MLB Outfielder Tim RainesMLB Outfielder Tim Raines Sep 27th - Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs
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
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley Nov 13th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
Nov 15th - 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
Nov 16th - Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose
Nov 17th - Phila Flyers win 13th straight NHL game
Nov 19th - Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

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