On This Day

Year 1983 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 231 of 231

  • 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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos' first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • Dec 3 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • Dec 3 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
  • Dec 4 NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota North Stars 6-0
  • Dec 5 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use
  • Dec 10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 10 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins 8th career Grand Slam singles event; beats Kathy Jordan of the US 6-2, 7-6

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 11 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 2nd career Grand Slam title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Dec 13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • Dec 15 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 In his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists in 8-1 rout of Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist; averages 2.27 points, 1.42 assists, 0.85 goals per game to start career

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Dec 18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • Dec 19 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Dec 20 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
  • Dec 21 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
  • Dec 22 Indiana Pacers win, 133-132 in Denver to end a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • Dec 22 NHL NY Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Washington Capitols
  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan at the MCG
  • Dec 27 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini claims first of 3 trophies for Europe's best football player ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen
  • Dec 28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 29 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
  • Dec 29 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 309

  • Aug 30 Gustavo Eberto, Argentine footballer, born in Paso de los Libres, Argentina (d. 2007)
  • Aug 31 Larry Fitzgerald, American football player
  • Sep 1 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish soccer left wing (Spain 21 caps; Sevilla, Atlético Madrid, Arsenal), born in Utrera, Spain (d. 2019)
  • Sep 2 Mark Foster, English rugby player
  • Sep 3 Augusto Farfus, Brazilian racing driver, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Sep 3 Nicky Hunt, English footballer, born in Westhoughton, England
  • Sep 4 Tareq Aziz, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Sep 5 Eugen Bopp, Ukrainian-German footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Sep 5 Pablo Granoche, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Sep 7 Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist (UCI Pro Team), born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Sep 7 Mehmet Topuz, Turkisher footballer (Kayserispor), born in Caferli Köyü, Yozgat, Turkey
  • Sep 7 Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, born in Tottenham, London
  • Sep 7 Annette Dytrt, German skater figure, born in Landshut, Germany
  • Sep 8 Wali Lundy, American NFL football player, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Sep 8 Diego Benaglio, Swiss-Italian footballer, born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Chris Judd, Australian rules football player, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 8 Will Blalock, American basketball player, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 9 Kyle Davies, American baseball player, born in Decatur, Georgia
  • Sep 9 Edwin Jackson, American baseball pitcher, born in Neu-Ulm, Germany
  • Sep 9 Sam Hollenbach, American football quarterback, born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Cleveland Taylor, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Sep 10 Joey Votto, Canadian MLB first baseman (NL MVP 2010), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 11 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon
  • Sep 11 Ike Diogu, Nigerian-American basketball player, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Sep 12 Daniel Muir, American football player, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 14 Frostee Rucker, American NFL defensive end, born in Tustin, California
  • Sep 15 Luke Hochevar, American baseball player
  • Sep 16 Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Sep 18 Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer, born in Adamstown, Ireland
  • Sep 19 Joey Devine, American baseball player, born in Junction City, Kansas
  • Sep 19 Charlie Haeger, American baseball player, born in Livonia, Michigan
  • Sep 20 Ángel Sánchez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Sep 21 Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
  • Sep 21 Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
  • Sep 24 Randy Foye, American basketball player, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 26 Ricardo Quaresma, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sep 28 Stefan Moore, English footballer
  • Sep 30 Andreea Răducan, Romanian gymnast, born in Bârlad, Romania
  • Oct 1 Mirko Vučinić, Montenegrin soccer forward (48 caps; Lecce, Roma, Juventus), born in Nikšić, Montenegro
  • Oct 3 Frederico Chaves Guedes [Fred], Brazilian soccer striker (39 caps; Fluminense, Lyon), born in Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Oct 4 Kurt Suzuki, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 2014; Washington Nationals), born in Wailuku, Hawaii
  • Oct 5 Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Narail District, Bangladesh
  • Oct 8 Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper, born in Inverness, Scotland
  • Oct 8 Travis Pastrana, American motorsports competitor, born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Oct 9 Jang Mi-Ran, South Korean weightlifter (Olympic gold 2008), born in Gangwon, South Korea
  • Oct 9 Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver, born in Judenburg, Austria
  • Oct 9 Stephen Gionta, American ice hockey player, born in Rochester, New York
  • Oct 10 Vusimuzi Sibanda, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Highfield, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Oct 11 Ruslan Ponomariov, Ukrainian chess player, born in Horlivka, Ukraine
  • Oct 12 Alex Brosque, Australian footballer (Sydney FC), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Oct 14 Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player (two-time Olympic champion, five-time World champion), born in Longyan, China
  • Oct 17 Ivan Saenko, Russian football player
  • Oct 20 Luis Saritama, Ecuadorian footballer
  • Oct 21 Zack Greinke, American baseball player
  • Oct 21 Andy Marté, Dominican baseball player
  • Oct 22 Glenn Loovens, Dutch footballer
  • Oct 23 Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer
  • Oct 24 Marc Leishman, Australian golfer (British Open 2015 runner-up), born in Warrnambool, Victoria
  • Oct 24 Brian Vickers, American race car driver, born in Thomasville, North Carolina
  • Oct 26 Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player (FC Pyunik), born in Omsk, Soviet Union
  • Oct 26 Francisco Liriano, Dominican MLB pitcher, born in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
  • Oct 26 Luke Watson, South African rugby player (Western Province), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Oct 27 Brent Clevlen, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Austin, Texas
  • Oct 28 Jarrett Jack, American basketball player
  • Oct 29 Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • Oct 29 Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • Oct 29 Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • Oct 30 Iain Hume, Canadian footballer (Kerala Blasters), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Oct 30 Trent Edwards, American football player (Buffalo Bills), born in Los Gatos, California
  • Nov 1 Jon Wilkin, English rugby league utility (England 10, Great Britain 6 Tests; St. Helens 404 games), born in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Nov 5 Mike Hanke, German footballer, born in Hamm, West Germany
  • Nov 8 Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper, born in Split, Croatia
  • Nov 8 Remko Pasveer, Dutch footballer, born in Enschede, Netherlands
  • Nov 10 Craig Smith, American basketball player (Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Inglewood, California
  • Nov 10 Marius Žaliūkas, Lithuanian soccer centre back (25 caps; Hearts, Leeds, Rangers), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2020)
  • Nov 11 Philipp Lahm, German footballer (Bayern Munich,), born in Munich, West Germany
  • Nov 11 Matt Garza, American baseball player ( Tampa Bay Rays), born in Selma, California
  • Nov 12 Carlton Cole, English football player, born in Croydon, United Kingdom
  • Nov 15 Fernando Verdasco, Spanish tennis player
  • Nov 16 Kari Lehtonen, Finnish ice hockey goaltender, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Nov 16 Britta Steffen, German swimmer (Olympic gold 50/100m 2008), born in Schwedt, Germany
  • Nov 17 Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player
  • Nov 17 Ryan Braun, American baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 17 Scott Moore, American baseball player
  • Nov 17 Nick Markakis, American baseball player
  • Nov 18 Travis Buck, American baseball player
  • Nov 19 Chandra Crawford, Canadian cross-country skier
  • Nov 21 Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • Nov 22 Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • Nov 24 Dean Ashton, English footballer
  • Nov 29 Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • Nov 30 Adrian Cristea, Romanian footballer
  • Dec 2 Chris Burke, Scottish soccer winger (7 caps; Rangers F.C., Kilmarnock), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestAaron Rodgers

Dec 2 Aaron Rodgers, American NFL quarterback (NFL MVP 2011, 14; Super Bowl MVP 2010; Green Bay Packers), born in Chico, California

NFL Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
NFL Quarterback
Aaron Rodgers
  • Dec 3 Stephen Donald, New Zealand rugby union fly-half/centre (25 caps; Chiefs, Bath), born in Papakura, New Zealand
  • Dec 8 Neel Jani, Swiss racing driver, born in Rorschach, Switzerland
  • Dec 8 Liu Song, Chinese snooker player, born in Beijing, China
  • Dec 9 Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer, born in Kostrzyn, Poland
  • Dec 9 Jermaine Beckford, English footballer, born in London, England
  • Dec 10 Habib Mohamed, Ghanaian footballer

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport