1983 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 224

  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 12 29th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 19 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 US Open Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson on a storm affected Monday finish

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 India beat West Indies by 43 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 26 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning
  • Jun 29 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 3 Canadian Open Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 3 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 New York pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti
  • Jul 6 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 112th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 275 at Royal Birkdale

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)
  • Jul 24 Lauren Howe wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 38th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jan Stephenson
  • Aug 1 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England
  • Aug 6 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • Aug 7 1st Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 8 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)
  • Aug 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting
  • Aug 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut
  • Aug 21 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Aug 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • Sep 4 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, North Shore CC: Jay Sigel successfully defends title 8 & 7 over Chris Perry
  • Sep 4 Greg LeMond wins UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01' 21" in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to take the title
  • Sep 5 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 9 Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title
  • Sep 11 Franco Harris becomes 3rd NFL to rush 11,000 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors retains title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 11 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • Sep 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • Sep 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • Sep 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • Sep 23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
  • Sep 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • Sep 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • Sep 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Sep 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • Oct 2 Art Monk begins NFL streak of 136 plus consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 2 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Oct 6 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 10 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 15 Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)
  • Oct 15 34th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by two points
  • Oct 16 25th Ryder Cup: US, 14½-13½ at PGA National Golf Club (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US)
  • Oct 16 Balt Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game win streak
  • Oct 23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • Oct 23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • Nov 11 Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test Cricket debut, v Pakistan at WACA
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Nov 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • Nov 20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
  • Nov 20 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • Nov 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay
  • Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Nov 27 71st CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 320

  • Apr 17 Roberto Jimenez, Peruvian football player
  • Apr 18 Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 18 Fodil Hadjadj, Algerian footballer
  • Apr 19 Alberto Callaspo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Apr 19 Zack Duke, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Joe Mauer, American baseball player
  • Apr 19 Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player
  • Apr 21 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • Apr 22 Matt Jones, American football player
  • Apr 23 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player
  • Apr 25 J.P. Howell, American baseball player
  • Apr 26 José María López, Argentine racing driver
  • Apr 28 Roger Johnson, English footballer
  • Apr 29 Jay Cutler, American football player
  • Apr 29 David Lee, American basketball player
  • Apr 30 Tatjana Hüfner, German luger
  • Apr 30 Troy Williamson, American football player
  • May 1 Alain Bernard, French swimmer (100m freestyle gold 2008 Olympics), born in Aubagne, France
  • May 3 Joseph Addai, American football player, born in Houston, Texas
  • May 3 Romeo Castelen, Dutch footballer, born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • May 3 Márton Fülöp, Hungarian footballer and goalkeeper, born in Budapest (d. 2015)
  • May 4 Derek Roy, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Rockland, Ontario
  • May 6 Dani Alves da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Juazeiro, Brazil
  • May 9 Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player
  • May 9 Gilles Müller, Luxembourgian tennis player
  • May 11 Frédéric Xhonneux, Belgian decathlete
  • May 11 Matt Leinart, American football player
  • May 12 Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer
  • May 13 Yaya Touré, Ivorian footballer
  • May 16 Kyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Nicky Hofs, Dutch footballer
  • May 17 Channing Frye, American basketball player
  • May 17 Jeremy Sowers, American baseball player
  • May 18 Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • May 18 Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
  • May 18 Vince Young, American football player
  • May 22 John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer
  • May 27 Bobby Convey, American soccer player
  • May 28 Steve Cronin, American soccer goalkeeper
  • May 28 Humberto Sanchez, Dominican baseball player
  • May 31 Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
  • Jun 2 Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • Jun 4 Emmanuel Eboué, Ivorian footballer
  • Jun 5 Bill Bray, American baseball player
  • Jun 5 Marques Colston, American football player
  • Jun 7 Mark Lowe, American baseball player
  • Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium
  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
  • Jun 13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • Jun 13 Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 14 John Stocco, American football player
  • Jun 15 Derek Anderson, American football player
  • Jun 16 Armend Dallku, Albanian footballer
  • Jun 19 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17), born in Leicester, England
  • Jun 20 Darren Sproles, American football player
  • Jun 20 Josh Childress, American basketball player
  • Jun 23 Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 25 Todd Cooper, British freestyle swimmer, born in Kidderminster, England
  • Jun 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player
  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
  • Jul 8 Jaroslav Janiš, Czech racing car driver
  • Jul 8 John Bowker, American baseball player
  • Jul 12 Megumi Kawamura, Japanese volleyballer
  • Jul 12 Munaf Patel, Indian cricketer
  • Jul 13 Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 2004), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jul 13 Kristof Beyens, Belgian athlete
  • Jul 15 Nelson Merlo, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jul 17 Ryan Guettler, Australian professional BMX rider, born in Beenleigh, Australia
  • Jul 17 Adam Lind, American baseball player
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player
  • Jul 22 Steven Jackson, American football player
  • Jul 23 Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Jul 24 Daniele De Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Jul 26 Delonte West, American basketball player, born in Washington D.C.
  • Jul 27 Goran Pandev, Macedonian footballer (captain of the Macedonian national team), born in Strumica, Yugoslavia
  • Jul 29 Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • Jul 30 Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
  • Aug 6 Robin van Persie, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 9 Shane O'Brien, Canadian hockey player
  • Aug 10 Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Aug 10 Mathieu Roy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 12 Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, Dutch footballer
  • Aug 13 Ľubomír Michalík, Slovakian footballer
  • Aug 13 Ales Hemsky, Czech ice hockey player
  • Aug 14 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian/British tennis player
  • Aug 14 Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player
  • Aug 16 Colton James "Colt" Brennan, NFL Quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Laguna Beach, California
  • Aug 16 Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Aug 17 Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
  • Aug 18 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Aug 18 Michael Montgomery, American football player
  • Aug 19 John McCargo, American football player
  • Aug 19 Mike Conway, British racing driver
  • Aug 21 Josh Harrington, American professional BMX rider, born in Greenville, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport