On This Day

1982 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 211

  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 13 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Jan Stephenson of Australia wins by 2 strokes from JoAnne Carner

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 30 New Jersey NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting; legend of the Jersey Devil, a creature that allegedly inhabited the Pine Barrens of South Jersey
  • Jul 1 PEC Zwolle '82 soccer club renamed when purchased by Dutch businessman Marten Eibrink

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 for the first of 6-straight Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 4 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), St George's CC: Sandra Haynie wins by 1 shot from Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-American classic final, Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for his second and final Wimbledon title

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 7 English athlete David Moorcroft beats Kenyan Henry Rono's 5000m world record by nearly 5 seconds, 13:00.41 in Oslo, Norway
  • Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Portland GC: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Dan Sykes & Gene Littler; his first of 3 Senior Open titles
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal

  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 18 British Open Golf, Royal Troon: American Tom Watson wins his 4th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Peter Oosterhuis and Nick Price
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Del Paso CC: Janet Anderson shoots final round 68 (−4) to claim her only LPGA Tour win, 6 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel, Donna White, JoAnne Carner and Sandra Haynie
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Aug 1 American Greg Louganis becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives in winning 3m springboard gold, World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 East German swimmer Petra Schneider breaks her own 400m medley world record by 0:19 (4:36.10) at the World Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Aug 1 After the first 13 runnings of the midsummer classic, Darryl Waltrip becomes the first driver the win the Talladega 500 twice
  • Aug 2 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle, first to steal 100 twice in modern era
  • Aug 3 Pitching coach Clyde King becomes NY Yankees 3rd manager of the season replacing Gene Michaels after Yanks swept at home by Chicago WS
  • Aug 4 Outfielder Joel Youngblood becomes only MLB player to get hits for 2 different teams in 2 different cities on the same day; singles for Mets in Chicago day game; traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 5 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Raymond Floyd fires an opening round 9-under-par 63, tying the tournament 18-hole record

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 6 Curtis Cup Golf, Denver CC: United States beats Great Britain & Ireland 14½-3½
  • Aug 8 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Ray Floyd wins his second PGA C'ship by 3 shots from fellow American Lanny Wadkins
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter

  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Sep 5 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, The Country Club: Jay Sigel wins 8 & 7 over David Tolley
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 6th and final US title, beating Hana Mandlíková 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors wins his 4th US title; beats Czech star Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India
  • Sep 25 Keke Rosberg becomes the first Fin to win the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship when he finishes 5th in season ending Caesars Palace Grand Prix in Las Vegas; wins by 5 points from Didier Pironi
  • Oct 3 Centre fielder Robin Yount homers twice as Milwaukee whips Baltimore, 10-2 at Memorial Stadium to win the Brewers only AL East Championship
  • Oct 5 First regular season NHL game is played in New Jersey (Newark; NJ Devils play a 3-3 tie against Pittsburgh Penguins at Brendan Byrne Arena; Don Lever scores first Devils' goal
  • Oct 5 Pakistan cricket spin bowler Abdul Qadir takes 7/142 as Australia is dismissed for 330 in 2nd Test in Faisalabad; Greg Ritchie scores maiden Test century (106 no) but home side prevails by an innings & 3 runs
  • Oct 8 New Jersey Devils 1st NHL victory; beat New York Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Oct 13 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 14 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • Oct 14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20 Billy Martin fired as manager of Oakland A's
  • Oct 20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Oct 24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • Oct 24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria
  • Oct 26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Nov 1 MLB owners vote not to renew Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's contract; AL owners vote for Kuhn, 11-3, and NL, 7-5, 2 shy of 3/4 majority required for re-election; eventually replaced by Peter Ueberroth

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Nov 3 Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots in 128-119 win at Coliseum at Richfield; ties NBA regulation game record
  • Nov 3 Pitcher Pete Vuckovich becomes Milwaukee Brewers' second consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner; edges Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles; Vuckovich, 18-6 with 105 strikeouts and 3.34 ERA
  • Nov 3 San Diego guard Randy Smith plays his 845th consecutive game in Clippers' 130-111 loss in Philadelphia; passes Johnny “Red” Kerr's NBA record; goes on to play in 906 straight games
  • Nov 5 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • Nov 9 Brewers' Robin Yount wins AL MVP unanimously
  • Nov 11 30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars
  • Nov 12 Zaheer Abbas gets his 100th 100 in Test Cricket for Pakistan v India, goes to 215
  • Nov 12 Aaron Pryor scores a 14th round KO of Alexis Argüello in Miami to retain his WBA super lightweight boxing title in the first of 2 meetings between the Hall of Famers; The Ring’s 'Fight of the Decade'
  • Nov 13 WBA lightweight champion Ray Mancini beats South Korean challenger Duk Koo Kim by TKO in 14th round in Las Vegas; Kim collapses, falls into a coma and dies 4 days later; as a result, WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA & WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 18 South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim dies from injuries sustained during a 14-round beating by Ray Mancini in Las Vegas; WBC shortens title bouts to 12 rounds; WBA and WBO follow in 1988, and IBF in 1989
  • Nov 21 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
  • Nov 23 NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie
  • Nov 24 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 27 5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0
  • Nov 27 Kepler Wessels scores century in 1st Test Cricket (162 v England)

Sport awardDavis Cup

Nov 27 Davis Cup, Grenoble, France: US takes unassailable, 3-0 lead over France as John McEnroe & Peter Flemming take the doubles 6-3, 6-4, 9-7 over Henri Leconte & Yannick Noah; tie ends 4-1

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Henri Leconte
Tennis Player
Henri Leconte
  • Nov 27 47th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-22 in Birmingham, Auburn's first win in the series in 10 years
  • Nov 28 CFL Grey Cup, CNE Stadium, Toronto: Edmonton Eskimos' record 5th straight Championship; defeat Toronto Argonauts, 32-16

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 28 Germany's Sylvia Hanika stages remarkable comeback to upset tennis icon Martina Navratilova 1–6, 6–3, 6–4 and win her only WTA Tour Championship in NYC

Tennis Player Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player
Sylvia Hanika
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 3 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
  • Dec 4 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
  • Dec 5 Cleveland Browns' Brian Sipe sets club record with 33 pass completions
  • Dec 5 Ingrid Berghmans (Neth) retains judo's world championship
  • Dec 5 Mel Gray ends NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 379

  • Mar 26 Mikel Arteta, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 31 Jessica Joseph, American ice dancer (World Junior champion 1998), born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Mar 31 Tal Ben Haim, Israeli soccer defender (Israel 96 caps), born in Rishon LeZion, Israel
  • Mar 31 Philippe Mexès, French soccer defender (France 29 caps), born in Toulouse, France
  • Apr 2 Bianca Chatfield, Australian netball player, born in Somerville, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  • Apr 2 Marco Amelia, Italian World Cup-winning footballer (goalkeeper), born in Frascati, Italy
  • Apr 2 Jeremy Bloom, American skier and football player, born in Loveland, Colorado
  • Apr 3 Iain Fyfe, Australian soccer player (Campbelltown City), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Apr 3 Jared Allen, American football player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 5 Alexandre Prémat, French racing driver
  • Apr 5 Thomas Hitzlsperger, German footballer
  • Apr 5 Matt Pickens, American soccer player
  • Apr 8 Gennady Golovkin, Kazakh boxer (undisputed world middleweight champion), born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
  • Apr 9 Carlos Hernández, Costa Rican footballer, born in San José, Costa Rica
  • Apr 10 Damián Lanza, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Apr 10 Andre Ethier, American baseball player, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Apr 11 Ian Bell, English cricketer, born in Walsgrave, Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Apr 15 Albert Riera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 15 Michael Aubrey, American baseball player
  • Apr 16 Boris Diaw, French basketball player, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
  • Apr 16 Jonathan Vilma, American football player, born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • Apr 17 Brad Boyes, Canadian hockey player, born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Apr 18 Scott Hartnell, Canadian NHL hockey player, born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Apr 21 Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, American football player
  • Apr 22 Kaká [Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite], Brazilian footballer (Orlando City, Brazil national team), born in Gama, Brazil
  • Apr 25 Monty Panesar, English cricketer, born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England
  • Apr 25 Brian Barton, American baseball player (Atlanta Braves), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 26 J. B. Holmes, American golfer (British Open 2016 3rd; 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • Apr 26 Brock Gillespie, American basketball player (CB Ciudad de Valladolid), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • May 1 Tommy Robredo, Spanish tennis player (12 ATP titles), born in Hostalric, Spain
  • May 1 Darijo Srna, Croatian soccer defender (Croatia 134 caps), born in Metković, Croatia
  • May 3 Igor Olshansky, Ukrainian-American football player, born in Dnipro, Ukraine
  • May 4 Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer, born in Peristeri, Athens
  • May 4 Markus Rogan, Austrian swimmer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 5 Wouter D'Haene, Belgian flatwater canoer, born in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • May 5 Randall Gay, American NFL player (New Orleans Saints), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • May 5 Jay Bothroyd, English footballer (striker for J1 League club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo), born in London
  • May 7 Akos Buzsaky, Hungarian Football player
  • May 8 Adrian Gonzalez, American baseball player
  • May 11 Andrew Walter, American football player
  • May 14 Ai Shibata, Japanese swimmer
  • May 14 BeardyMan, English beatboxer
  • May 15 Segundo Castillo, Ecuadorian footballer
  • May 15 Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaican athlete
  • May 16 Łukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
  • May 16 Hanna Mariën, Belgian athlete
  • May 17 Tony Parker, French-American basketball player
  • May 17 Hunter Mahan, American golfer (World Matchplay 2012; Ryder Cup 2014), born in Orange, California
  • May 18 Jason Brown, English-born footballer
  • May 19 Pål Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer
  • May 19 Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
  • May 20 Petr Čech, Czech footballer
  • May 20 Imran Farhat, Pakistani cricketer
  • May 21 Ma'a Nonu, New Zealand rugby union player and All Black (2003-), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • May 22 Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater
  • May 23 Cyrill Gloor, Swiss footballer
  • May 24 Bill Haas, American golfer (6 PGA Tour titles), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • May 24 Issah Ahmed, Ghanaian football player, born in Dawu, Ghana
  • May 25 Adam Boyd, English footballer, born in Hartlepool, England
  • May 25 Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • May 25 Ryan Gallant, American professional skateboarder, born in Southboro, Massachusetts
  • May 28 Jhonny Peralta, Dominican baseball player
  • May 29 Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete (Olympic gold 2008), born in Yakushyntsi, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine
  • May 29 Kim Tae-kyun, South Korean baseball 1st baseman (KBO Triple Crown 2005, 08), born in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province
  • May 30 Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)
  • Jun 1 Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player (7 time Grand Slam singles winner), born in Liège, Belgium
  • Jun 3 Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter (Olympic gold 2004, 08), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • Jun 7 Virgil Vasquez, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Dickson Etuhu, Nigerian footballer
  • Jun 8 Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 10 Tara Lipinski, figure skater (1997 World Champ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 11 Joey Graham, American basketball player (Toronto Raptors), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Stephen Graham, American basketball player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Jun 11 Diana Taurasi, American basketball player (Phoenix Mercury), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 12 Loïc Duval, French racing driver (Audi Sport), born in Chartres, France
  • Jun 12 Jason David, American NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts), born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jun 13 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopian athlete
  • Jun 14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • Jun 15 Abdur Razzak, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jun 16 Chris Wingert, American soccer player
  • Jun 17 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
  • Jun 19 David Pollack, American football player
  • Jun 19 Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player
  • Jun 22 Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • Jun 24 Kevin Nolan, English footballer
  • Jun 24 Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 30 Mitch Maier, American baseball player
  • Jul 1 Joachim Johansson, Swedish tennis player (3 ATP titles), born in Lund, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Alberto Gilardino, Italian footballer and coach (Rezzato), born in Biella, Italy
  • Jul 5 Philippe Gilbert, Belgian road racing cyclist, born in Verviers, Wallonia, Belgium
  • Jul 7 George Owu, Ghanaian footballer, born in Accra, Ghana
  • Jul 8 Hakim Warrick, American basketball player (Leones de Ponce, Memphis Grizzlies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 9 Sakon Yamamoto, Japanese race-car driver
  • Jul 10 Sebastian Mila, Polish footballer
  • Jul 11 Chris Cooley, American NFL tight end (2-time Pro Bowl; Washington Redskins), born in Powell, Wyoming
  • Jul 12 Antonio Cassano, Italian footballer
  • Jul 13 Shin-Soo Choo, South Korean baseball player
  • Jul 13 Simon Clist, English footballer
  • Jul 13 "Yadi" Yadier Molina, Puerto Rican baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Weddings in Sport


Divorces in Sport


Deaths in Sport