On This Day

Year 1981 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 210 of 210

  • Dec 11 Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2
  • Dec 13 70th Davis Cup: USA beats Argentina in Cincinnati (3-1)
  • Dec 20 Winnipeg left wing Doug Smail sets NHL record by scoring just 4 seconds into Jets' 5-4 win over the St Louis Blues; fastest goal from opening face-off to back of net in history; later tied by Bryan Trottier and Alex Mogilny
  • Dec 21 Cincinnati beats Bradley 75-73 in 7 OTs (NCAA record)
  • Dec 23 Geoffrey Boycott becomes leading run-scorer in Test Cricket with 8033
  • Dec 26 One of the great day's Test Cricket at the MCG Australia v West Indies
  • Dec 27 Lillee becomes the leading wicket-taker in test cricket with 310

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 27 Oiler Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest NHLer to get 100 pts (38th game)

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Dec 29 Ballon d'Or: German 1-2-3 with Bayern Munich forward Karl-Heinz Rummenigge taking title of Europe's best football player for the 2nd straight year; beats teammate Paul Breitner and Barcelona midfielder Bernd Schuster
  • Dec 30 Wayne Gretzky scores 5 goals and an assist in Edmonton's 7-5 win over Philadelphia; gives Gretzky 50 goals in 39 games, the fastest 50 in 50 in NHL history; also sets NHL record with 15-game assist streak

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 409

  • Jun 21 Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 22 Lisa Moro, Victoria Australia, gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Jun 25 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper, born in Grabs, Switzerland
  • Jun 29 Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver, born in Orán, Province of Salta, Argentina (d. 2005)
  • Jun 29 Joe Johnson, American basketball player, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Jun 30 Can Artam, Turkish racing driver
  • Jun 30 Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player
  • Jun 30 Ben Utecht, American football Player
  • Jul 2 Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jul 2 Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 4 Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player, born in La Vega, Dominican Republic
  • Jul 5 Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 6 Nicole Kantek, Australian gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 6 Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player, born in Lafayette, Louisiana

Person of interestMS Dhoni

Jul 7 MS Dhoni [Mahendra Singh Dhoni], Indian cricketer, wicket-keeper batsman and captain of India (ODI: 2007-16, Test: 2008-14), born in Ranchi, Bihar, India

Cricketer MS Dhoni
Cricketer
MS Dhoni
  • Jul 8 Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player (2004 French Open), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jul 9 Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006)
  • Jul 11 Mary Beth Arnold, gymnast (World-bronze-95), born in Reno, Nevada
  • Jul 11 Andre Johnson, American football player
  • Jul 17 Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer, born in Thessalonica, Greece
  • Jul 19 Naomi Grabow, American pairs skater (with partner Benjamin Oberman), born in lLke Arrowhead California
  • Jul 19 Nené [Anderson Luiz de Carvalho], Brazilian footballer (La Liga), born in Jundiaí, Brazil
  • Jul 19 Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player
  • Jul 19 David Bernard, West Indian cricketer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jul 20 Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
  • Jul 21 Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist, born in Ostfildern, West Germany
  • Jul 21 Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer, born in El Puerto de Santa María, Spain
  • Jul 21 Titus Bramble, English footballer, born in Ipswich, Engalnd
  • Jul 23 Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
  • Jul 25 Conor Casey, American soccer player (Colorado Rapids), born in Dover, New Hampshire
  • Jul 25 Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Jul 27 Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player, born in Richfield, Minnesota
  • Jul 27 Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricket all-rounder (104 ODIs, 35 wickets, 11 x 50), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Jul 28 Michael Carrick, English footballer, born in Wallsend, England
  • Jul 29 Jennie Thompson, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Olympics 1996), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Jul 29 Fernando Alonso, Spanish auto racer (World Formula 1 Drivers Champion 2005-06; 24 Hours of Le Mans 2018-19; FIA World Endurance C'ship 2018-19), born in Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
  • Jul 29 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • Jul 29 Troy Perkins, American soccer player
  • Jul 30 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • Jul 30 Juan Smith, South African rugby player, born in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Person of interestHope Solo

Jul 30 Hope Solo, American soccer player (US women's national team goalkeeper), born in Richland, Washington

Football Star Hope Solo
Football Star
Hope Solo
  • Aug 1 Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer, born in Port Laoise, Ireland
  • Aug 4 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • Aug 4 Ben Scott, English cricketer
  • Aug 5 Carl Crawford, American baseball player, born in Houston, Texas
  • Aug 5 Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer

Person of interestRoger Federer

Aug 8 Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player (20 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Bottmingen, Switzerland

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Aug 8 Candie Kung, American golfer (US Open 2009 runner-up), born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Aug 9 Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • Aug 10 Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player
  • Aug 12 Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
  • Aug 12 Djibril Cissé, French footballer
  • Aug 14 Matthew Etherington, English footballer, born in Truro, United Kingdom
  • Aug 14 Julius Jones, American football player, born in Big Stone Gap, Virginia
  • Aug 15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 15 Oliver Perez, American baseball player
  • Aug 16 Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer, born in Asunción, Paraguay
  • Aug 18 César Delgado, Argentine footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Aug 18 Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 20 Lauri Illy, Virginia Beach Va, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996)
  • Aug 20 Bernard Mendy, French footballer (Paris Saint-Germain), born in Évreux, France
  • Aug 21 Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece
  • Aug 22 Alex Holmes, American football player, born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 23 Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer, born in Pforzheim, Germany
  • Aug 23 Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Aug 26 Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman
  • Aug 26 Tino Best, West Indian cricketer
  • Aug 26 Birdie Kim, South Korean golfer (US Open 2005), born in Iksan, South Korea
  • Aug 28 Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Aug 28 Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer, born in Larissa, Greece
  • Aug 28 Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter, born in Żywiec, Poland
  • Aug 28 Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Martin Erat, Czech hockey player, born in Třebíč, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 29 Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 31 Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • Aug 31 Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 1 Clinton Portis, American football player
  • Sep 1 Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
  • Sep 2 Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Sep 2 Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
  • Sep 4 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 5 Drew Carter, American football player, born in Solon, Ohio
  • Sep 5 Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player, born in Livorno, Italy
  • Sep 6 Mark Teahen, American-Canadian baseball player, born in Redlands, California
  • Sep 7 Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer, born in Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
  • Sep 8 Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer (Tromsø), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • Sep 11 Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer (Piacenza), born in Lodi, Italy
  • Sep 12 Jered Guzman, American pairs skater (with partner Natalie Vlandis), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Sep 13 Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain
  • Sep 13 Antonio Lopez, Spanish footballer (Atlético Madrid), born in Benidorm, Spain
  • Sep 17 Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer
  • Sep 17 Casey Janssen, American baseball player
  • Sep 17 Francis Manioru, Solomon Islander sprinter
  • Sep 19 Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist (Nippo–Vini Fantini team), born in Cerro Veronese, Italy
  • Sep 19 Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • Sep 20 Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player
  • Sep 20 Jordan Tata, American baseball player
  • Sep 23 Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
  • Sep 24 Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player and broadcaster, born in Oakland, California
  • Sep 24 Ryan Briscoe, Australian America racing driver, born in Sydney, Australia

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport