Events in Sport in 1991 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 367 of 367

  • Jul 19th With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20th Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jul 21st 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 21st Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jul 23rd Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at & hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 25th Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26th CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26th Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th

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Jul 28th 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 28th 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28th Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28th Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28th Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • Jul 28th 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 29th 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • Jul 30th Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)

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Aug 1st Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Aug 2nd Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
  • Aug 4th 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • Aug 4th Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Aug 5th Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 7th Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
  • Aug 7th Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • Aug 8th With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 10th NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 11th 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Aug 11th Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 12th Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
  • Aug 13th Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13th Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 17th Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 18th Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 20th Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

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Aug 20th Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Aug 22nd Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100 m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23rd 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24th Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 25th 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
  • Aug 25th Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25th Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25th Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25th Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 26th Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • Aug 28th Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher
  • Aug 30th Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 31st Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • Sep 1st Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • Sep 1st 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2nd Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4th Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 6th 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 7th 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7th Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7th 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8th Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8th 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Sep 9th Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • Sep 9th Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10th Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11th NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11th Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12th Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 13th 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

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Sep 13th Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Sep 13th Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14th Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • Sep 15th 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
  • Sep 15th SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • Sep 15th US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 17th 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 18th John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18th NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • Sep 18th Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 21st USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22nd Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

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Sep 24th Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

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Sep 25th 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 27th 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28th NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • Sep 29th 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • Sep 29th Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

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Oct 2nd Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

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Oct 2nd Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 2nd Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans

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Oct 4th NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Oct 4th San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 5th NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • Oct 5th Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • Oct 5th Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 6th Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Oct 6th NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • Oct 6th Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • Oct 7th Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • Oct 9th San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • Oct 11th Chip Beck ties PGA lowest 18 hole score of 59
  • Oct 12th Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • Oct 12th Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • Oct 12th Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • Oct 12th Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • Oct 13th Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • Oct 13th Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • Oct 13th MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14th NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th NHL goal

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 16th Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • Oct 17th Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

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Oct 17th Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Oct 17th MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19th Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • Oct 19th Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • Oct 24th Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • Oct 27th John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • Oct 27th Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
  • Oct 29th Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 30th Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 2nd Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
  • Nov 2nd Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • Nov 2nd 2nd Rugby World Cup: Australia beats England 12-6 in London
  • Nov 3rd 22nd NYC Marathon won by Salvador Garcia of Mexico in 2:09:28
  • Nov 3rd Ayrton Senna wins shortest Formula One race ever run (17 laps)
  • Nov 3rd 42nd Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by 24 points
  • Nov 7th 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

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Nov 7th Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 8th Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
  • Nov 9th Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • Nov 10th Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception
  • Nov 10th Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

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Nov 10th Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Nov 10th South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India

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Nov 13th Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 14th Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal & is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • Nov 15th Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • Nov 17th Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • Nov 17th 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 18th Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92

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Nov 19th Balt Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 20th Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP

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Nov 22nd NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 23rd Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 23rd Martin Lopez-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • Nov 23rd Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • Nov 23rd Brigham Young Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season & 15,031 for career
  • Nov 24th 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
  • Nov 24th After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
  • Nov 24th Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
  • Nov 29th Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba
  • Nov 30th 1st world championship of women's soccer, US defeats Norway 2-1
  • Nov 30th 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1st 80th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Lyon (3-1)
  • Dec 2nd Bobby Bonilla signs record $29 million-5 year pact with NY Mets
  • Dec 8th Kris Tschetter/Billy Andrade wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 12th NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • Dec 13th Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • Dec 14th 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
  • Dec 15th Deb Richard wins JBP Cup LPGA Match Play Golf Championship
  • Dec 16th Fla Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • Dec 17th Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • Dec 19th NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • Dec 20th NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • Dec 26th Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
  • Dec 26th NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
  • Dec 27th Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • Dec 27th Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • Dec 28th 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • Dec 28th Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
  • Dec 31st Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Dec 31st J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner