On This Day

December 3, 1982 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

After losing his world welterweight boxing titles to Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns wins WBC Super Welterweight crown in a majority points decision over Wilfred Benitez at Superdome, New Orleans

Birthdays in Sport

  • Michael Essien, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (58 caps; Chelsea, Lyon), born in Accra, Ghana

Deaths in Sport

  • Dutch Meyer, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (National C'ship 1935, 38; TCU), dies at 84
1982 in Sport