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Year 1983 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 231


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 8 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 Cards outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into a drug rehab
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

Sport awardLPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler

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

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in 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 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 27 Mariners bat out of order against White Sox in 2nd inning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 40 year old Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 5,000th race with a victory in the last race at Belmont; 4th jockey to achieve milestone

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

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 Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; 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 NY Yankee 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 awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)

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
  • Jul 25 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth
  • 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg

  • Jul 31 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke
  • Jul 31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Batsman and Captain David Gower
Cricket Batsman and Captain
David Gower
  • Aug 6 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, 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

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 18 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • 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

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 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

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors retains title; repeats previous year's win over Czech 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
  • Sep 13 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton
  • 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 Wide receiver Art Monk begins NFL streak of 183 consecutive games with a reception in the Washington Redskins' 37-35 win over the LA Raiders
  • Oct 2 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Oct 5 Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Oct 5 Panamanian jockey Jorge Velasquez wins his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the 4th race at Belmont Park

Sports record brokenNHL Record

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 15 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • Oct 16 Ryder Cup Golf, PGA National GC: US wins 14½-13½; Bernard Gallacher's missed 3-foot putt for bogey gives Tom Watson 2 & 1 win and the US winning point
  • Oct 16 Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 3 in 80th World Series
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game winning 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 10 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion

  • Nov 11 Australian cricket wicketkeeper/batsman Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test debut vs Pakistan at WACA, Perth
  • 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
  • Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

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

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 309

  • Apr 19 Joe Mauer, American baseball player (Minnesota Twins), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 19 Curtis Thigpen, American baseball player, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 21 Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
  • Apr 21 Tarvaris Jackson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2020)
  • Apr 22 Matt Jones, American football player
  • Apr 23 Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player, born in Poprad, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 23 Jennifer Heil, Canadian free style skier (Olympic gold 2006), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada
  • Apr 25 J.P. Howell, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Modesto, California
  • Apr 26 José María López, Argentine racing driver (2014–2016 World Touring Car Champion), born in Río Tercero, Argentina
  • 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 (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 2008, 4x100 freestyle relay 2012), 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 College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2004, USC; NFL: Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans) and broadcaster (Fox Sports), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestKim Clijsters

Jun 8 Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player (4-time Grand Slam titles), born in Bilzen, Belgium

Tennis Player Kim Clijsters
Tennis Player
Kim Clijsters
  • Jun 9 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player
  • Jun 11 José Reyes, Dominican-American baseball player, born in Villa González, Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Jun 11 Chuck Hayes, American basketball player, born in San Leandro, California
  • Jun 12 Bryan Habana, South African rugby player (South Africa national team), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 12 Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player (Portland Thorns FC), born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • 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 27 Dale Steyn, South African cricketer, born in Phalaborwa, South Africa
  • Jun 30 Marlin Jackson, American football player, born in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 5 Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player (Olympic bronze 2008), born in Chengdu, China
  • 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 cricket medium-fast bowler (13 Tests, 35 wickets; 70 ODIs), born in Ikhar, Gujarat, India
  • 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, born in Muncie, Indiana
  • Jul 18 Carlos Diogo, Uruguayan footballer
  • Jul 21 Kellen Winslow II, American football player, convicted of rape, born in San Diego, California
  • 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 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 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 soccer defender (8 caps; Bolton Wanderers, Leeds United, Carlisle United, Portsmouth), born in Čadca, Slovakia
  • Aug 13 Aleš Hemský, Czech ice hockey player, born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 14 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-British tennis player, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)
  • Aug 14 Leo Núñez, Dominican baseball player, born in Bonao, Dominican Republic
  • 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 (Boston Red Sox), born in Woodland, California
  • Aug 18 Kris Boyd, Scottish footballer, born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Aug 18 Michael Montgomery, American football defensive end, born in Carthage, Texas
  • 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
  • Aug 21 Scott McDonald, Australian footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Aug 22 Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist, five time world champion, born in Hierden, Netherlands
  • Aug 23 Sun Mingming, Chinese basketball player, World's tallest player at 7ft 9in, born in Bayan County, China
  • Aug 24 Marcel Goc, German ice hockey player, born in Calw, Germany
  • Aug 25 James Rossiter, British racing driver
  • Aug 26 Félix Porteiro, Spanish racing driver
  • Aug 28 Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricket fast bowler (4 wickets in 4 balls x 2; 4 x ODI, T20 hat tricks; 30 Tests), born in Galle, Sri Lanka

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport