On This Day

Year 1982 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 216 of 216

  • 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
  • Dec 5 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Don January wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke over Julius Boros
  • Dec 9 World Boxing Council first to reduce the length of championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order standing 8-count for fighters in trouble

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 10 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 12 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her first Australian title; beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 13 Australian Open Men's Tennis: South African Johan Kriek wins 2nd straight Australian title; repeats previous year's win over American Steve Denton 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Marcel Dionne becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Dec 24 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran Khan rips through Indians

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Dec 27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
  • Dec 30 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 375

  • 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
  • Jul 16 Michael Umaña, Costa Rican footballer (Pars Jonoubi), born in Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Jul 17 Omari Banks, West Indian cricketer, born in Anguilla
  • Jul 18 Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19 Jess Vanstrattan, Australian footballer
  • Jul 19 Stuart Parnaby, English footballer
  • Jul 22 Nuwan Kulasekara, Sri lankan cricketer
  • Jul 23 Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds
  • Jul 23 Gerald Wallace, American basketball player
  • Jul 24 Thiago Medeiros, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 25 Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer, born in King William's Town, Cape Province
  • Jul 29 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
  • Jul 29 Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
  • Jul 30 Jimmy Anderson, English cricket fast bowler (most wickets for England in both Test and ODI cricket), born in Burnley, Lancashire
  • Jul 31 Blessing Mahwire, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Bikita, Masvingo, Zimbabwe
  • Jul 31 DeMarcus Ware, American NFL outside linebacker and defensive end (9 x Pro Bowl; Dallas Cowboys), born in Auburn, Alabama
  • Aug 2 Hélder Postiga, Portuguese footballer, born in Vila do Conde, Portugal
  • Aug 2 Grady Sizemore, American baseball player, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 5 LoLo Jones, American track and field athlete and bobsledder,born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Aug 5 Ryu Seung Min, Korean table tennis player
  • Aug 6 Justin Germano, American baseball player
  • Aug 6 Kevin van der Perren, Belgian figure skater
  • Aug 7 Yana Klochkova, Ukrainian swimmer, born in Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Aug 7 Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player, born in Larissa, Greece
  • Aug 9 Tyson Gay, American sprinter, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Aug 12 Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer
  • Aug 13 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 15 Casey Burgener, American weightlifter
  • Aug 16 Joleon Lescott, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Aug 17 Phil Jagielka, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Sale, England
  • Aug 19 J. J. Hardy, American baseball player
  • Aug 19 Kevin Rans, Belgian pole vaulter
  • Aug 20 Cléber Luis Alberti, Brazilian football goalkeeper, born in Palmital, Brazil
  • Aug 20 Youssouf Hersi, Ethiopian football midfielder, born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
  • Aug 20 Joshua Kennedy, Australian footballer (Australia national soccer team), born in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia
  • Aug 20 Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Aug 23 Natalie Coughlin, American swimmer, born in Vallejo, California
  • Aug 23 Scott Palguta, American soccer player, born in Toms River, New Jersey
  • Aug 24 Kim Kallstrom, Swedish footballer, born in Sandviken, Sweden
  • Aug 28 Anderson Silva de França, Brazilian footballer, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer, born in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
  • Aug 28 Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer, born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Aug 29 Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player, born in Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Aug 30 Will Davison, Australian racing driver (Bathurst 100 2009, 2016), born in Melbourne, Australia

Person of interestAndy Roddick

Aug 30 Andy Roddick, American tennis player (2003 US Open), born in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Aug 31 Lien Huyghebaert, Belgian athlete
  • Aug 31 José Reina, Spanish footballer
  • Aug 31 Michele Rugolo, Italian racing driver
  • Aug 31 Ian Crocker, American swimmer
  • Aug 31 Chris Duhon, American basketball player
  • Aug 31 Josh Kroeger, American baseball player
  • Aug 31 Alexei Mikhnov, Ukrainian-born ice hockey player
  • Sep 1 Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 1 Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • Sep 1 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • Sep 2 Joey Barton, English footballer
  • Sep 2 Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • Sep 5 Alexandre Geijo, Spanish-Swiss footballer, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sep 7 Andre Dirrell, American boxer (IBF interim super middleweight 2017-18), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 8 Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (Romania 60 caps), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2009)
  • Sep 13 Nenê, Brazilian basketball player (Houston Rockets), born in São Carlos, Brazil
  • Sep 13 Rickie Weeks, American baseball player, born in Altamonte Springs, Florida
  • Sep 13 Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player, born in Kranj, Slovenia
  • Sep 16 Leon Knight, English footballer, born in Hackney, England
  • Sep 17 Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player, born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Sep 19 Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Faribault, Minnesota
  • Sep 21 Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Sep 21 Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • Sep 21 Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • Sep 21 Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • Sep 22 Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 24 Morgan Hamm, American gymnast, born in Washburn, Wisconsin
  • Sep 24 Paul Hamm, American gymnast, born in Washburn, Wisconsin
  • Sep 24 Jeff Karstens, American baseball player, born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 26 Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer, born in Gobernador Virasoro, Argentina
  • Sep 26 Rob Burrow, English rugby league halfback (England 15 Tests, GB 5 Tests; Super League C'ships 2004, 07-09, 11-12, 15, 17; Leeds Rhinos), born in Pontefract, England
  • Sep 28 Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • Sep 28 Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • Sep 28 Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • Sep 28 Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • Sep 28 Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player
  • Oct 2 Tyson Chandler, American basketball center (NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2012; Olympics gold 2012), born in Hanford, California
  • Oct 4 Jered Weaver, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2010-12; LA Angels), born in Northridge, California
  • Oct 5 Natalie Vlandis, American pairs skater (with partner Jered Guzman), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 7 Madjid Bougherra, Algerian footballer, born in Longvic, France
  • Oct 7 Jermain Defoe, English footballer, born in Beckton, London
  • Oct 7 Robby Ginepri, American tennis player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Oct 8 Mo Martin, American golfer (Women's British Open 2014), born in Pasadena, California
  • Oct 9 António Mendonça, Angolan footballer, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Oct 9 Shi Jun, Chinese footballer, born in Dalian, China
  • Oct 10 Hideki Mutoh, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo
  • Oct 13 Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 15 Charline Labonté, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • Oct 16 Frédéric Michalak, French rugby player
  • Oct 19 Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer
  • Oct 20 Yasser Al-Qahtani, Saudi footballer
  • Oct 21 James White, American basketball player

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport