Events in Sport in 1991

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  • Jan 1 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
  • Jan 1 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • Jan 1 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • Jan 1 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • Jan 3 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
  • Jan 4 Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
  • Jan 5 Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
  • Jan 8 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 9 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jan 9 Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
  • Jan 11 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • Jan 12 Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
  • Jan 12 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
  • Jan 13 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

  • Jan 13 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
  • Jan 15 Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 18 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • Jan 19 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
  • Jan 20 Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 20 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr's with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Jan 25 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
  • Jan 26 Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
  • Jan 26 Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27 Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
  • Jan 27 79th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 79th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotna (5-7, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Jan 31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 3 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Feb 3 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21
  • Feb 4 Hall of Fame's board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 4 Batsmen Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand for New Zealand v Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 5 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 7 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Feb 10 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 10 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Feb 12 North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition
  • Feb 15 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • Feb 22 Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton
  • Feb 23 NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 23 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Feb 24 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
  • Feb 25 Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Feb 26 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
  • Feb 26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
  • Feb 28 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • Mar 2 Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 2 NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
  • Mar 3 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • Mar 5 Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • Mar 9 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • Mar 10 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 10 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Mar 10 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • Mar 10 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • Mar 10 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
  • Mar 11 John Smith, amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
  • Mar 11 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
  • Mar 15 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4)
  • Mar 16 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • Mar 17 Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 18 Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • Mar 19 KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
  • Mar 19 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
  • Mar 19 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Mar 23 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
  • Mar 23 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • Mar 24 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • Mar 24 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • Mar 24 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
  • Mar 25 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • Mar 26 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • Mar 26 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 27 NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
  • Mar 28 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
  • Mar 30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • Mar 30 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
  • Mar 31 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67
  • Mar 31 20th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Amy Alcott
  • Mar 31 St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal
  • Apr 1 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • Apr 1 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas 72-65
  • Apr 3 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
  • Apr 5 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Apr 6 145th Grand National: Nigel Hawke aboard Seagram wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 7 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 8 Jockey, Bill Shoemaker, paralyzed in a car accident
  • Apr 8 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Apr 10 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 10 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • Apr 14 55th Masters Golf Tournament: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 14 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • Apr 15 95th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:11:06 and Wanda Panfil of Poland 1st woman in 2:24:18

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 15 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Apr 15 Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
  • Apr 16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 19 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Apr 20 Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85)
  • Apr 21 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • Apr 21 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • Apr 21 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
  • Apr 21 1991 NFL Draft: Russell Maryland from University of Miami first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Apr 22 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Apr 23 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
  • Apr 25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • Apr 26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 A's Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs Yanks

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 1 Last day of Test cricket for Gordon Greenidge
  • May 1 Milwaukee Brewers beat Chicago Cubs, 10-9, in 19 innings
  • May 1 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brocks record with his 939th steal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • May 4 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley aboard Strike the Gold wins in 2:03
  • May 4 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 5 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 6 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • May 6 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • May 7 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 12 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Crestar-Fresh Farm Golf Classic
  • May 15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • May 15 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • May 18 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 19 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • May 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Chic Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • May 23 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
  • May 23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 29 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari
  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • Jun 9 Jane Geddes wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barcelona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jun 9 90th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 16 91st US Golf Open: Payne Stewart shoots a 282 at Hazeline National GC Minn

  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row
  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay & tenth of second clock in final minute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease with Cleve Indians
  • Jul 5 Colorado Rockies & Florida Marlins given final approval by owners
  • Jul 5 Lillian Cucuzza wins name Florida baseball team contest (Marlins)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 98th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats G Sabatini (6-4 3-6 8-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 7 105th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Michael Stich beats Boris Becker (6-4 7-6 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Alice Miller wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 7 Nolan Ryan possible 8th no-hitter ends in the 8th inning
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate Pres Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Fla Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo & former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann were shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 9 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • Jul 14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
  • Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)