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1984 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 296

  • Jan 2 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
  • Jan 2 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
  • Jan 2 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
  • Jan 2 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • Jan 2 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
  • Jan 4 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • Jan 4 Adrian Dantley ties Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record for most free throws made in a game by converting 28 of 29 free throws in Utah's 116-111 win over Houston at Las Vegas
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
  • Jan 8 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • Jan 8 AFC Championship, LA Memorial Coliseum: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks, 30-14
  • Jan 8 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers, 24-21
  • Jan 9 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • Jan 11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • Jan 14 Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini scores a 3rd-round TKO of Bobby Chacon to retain his WBA lightweight title in Reno, Nevada; Chacon so severely battered he thanks referee Richard Steele for stopping the fight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Martina Navratilova’s 54-match winning streak ends when beaten by Hana Mandlíková 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the Virginia Slims of California tennis event in Oakland; after loss Navratilova wins next 74 matches for new record

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 John McEnroe reverses previous year's result with a 6–3, 6–4, 6–4 win over Ivan Lendl to claim his second season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

  • Jan 19 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • Jan 22 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • Jan 22 Super Bowl XVIII, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: LA Raiders beat Washington Redskins, 38-9; MVP: Marcus Allen, Los Angeles, RB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Arnold Palmer wins third of 5 Champions Your major titles by 2 strokes from Don January

  • Jan 23 Buffalo Sabres become the first team in NHL history to win 10 straight road games with a 5-3 victory at Boston
  • Jan 23 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • Jan 26 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 28 Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky's NHL record point scoring streak ends at 51 games when Oilers beaten 4-2 by LA Kings; Gretzky totals 61-92-153 during the period
  • Jan 28 LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Jan 29 34th NBA All-Star Game, Denver: East beats West, 154-145 (OT); MVP: Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, G; first All-Star Saturday; Legends Classic, West wins, 64-63; first Slam-Dunk winner, Larry Nance

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 45-3; MVP: Joe Theismann, Washington Redskins, QB
  • Jan 31 36th NHL All-Star Game, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 7-6; MVP: Don Maloney, NY Rangers, LW
  • Feb 1 David Stern becomes NBA Commissioner, succeeding Larry O'Brien; stays in position until 2014
  • Feb 8 XIV Winter Olympic Games open in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 8 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
  • Feb 9 East German speed skater Karin Enke wins the 1,500m in world record 2:03.42 at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 1,000m gold
  • Feb 9 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 10k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; first of 3 individual medal sweep, also winning 5k and 20k events
  • Feb 9 East German ski jumper Jens Weißflog wins first of 3 career Olympic gold medals in the Normal Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • Feb 10 Soviet cross-country skier Nikolay Zimyatov wins a career 4th Olympic gold medal when he takes out the 30k event in Sarajevo; 3 gold in Lake Placid 1980
  • Feb 11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
  • Feb 12 Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
  • Feb 12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds
  • Feb 12 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 5k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 3 individual medal sweep, also winning 10k and 20k events
  • Feb 12 12 years after winning the doubles in Sapporo (1972), Italian Paul Hildgarten wins the men's luge singles at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics
  • Feb 12 East German luger Steffi Martin wins the first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins in Calgary (1988)

  • Feb 13 Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan wins 15k event, the first of 2 gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 4 x 10k relay gold
  • Feb 13 Karin Enke of East Germany wins her 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Games, winning the women's 1,000m in Olympic record 1:21.61; also wins 1,500m gold
  • Feb 14 Britain's Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean famously dominate the ice dancing at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; perform to Ravel’s Bolero in free dance routine; record 9-of-9 perfect scores for artistic impression
  • Feb 14 Canadian speed skater Gaétan Boucher takes out the 1,000m gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 1,500m; narrowly beats Soviet skater Sergey Khlebnikov in both events
  • Feb 15 An East German sweep of the medals in the women's 3,000m speed skating at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; Andrea Schöne takes gold ahead of team mates Karin Enke and Gabi Zange
  • Feb 16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • Feb 16 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • Feb 16 Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan takes his 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in the 4 x 10k relay; also wins 15k gold
  • Feb 16 Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 2nd career gold medal in 4 x 10k relay at Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 4 career gold; 15k Lake Placid (1980), 50k Sarajevo, relay Calgary (1988)
  • Feb 16 Canadian speed skater Gaétan Boucher takes out the 1,500m at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics, his second gold medal of the Games; also wins the 1,000m
  • Feb 16 3-time men's figure skating world champion Scott Hamilton of the US wins the gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics from Brian Orser of Canada and Jozef Sabovčík of Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 17 Biathletes Eirik Kvalfoss of Norway and West German Peter Angerer finish 2nd & 3rd respectively in the relay at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; both have complete sets of medals from biathlon events at the Games
  • Feb 18 Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 20k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; sweeps all 3 individual events, also winning 5k and 10k events
  • Feb 18 East German figure skater Katarina Witt wins first of 2 consecutive women's singles gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins gold in Calgary (1988)
  • Feb 18 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykänen wins first of 4 career Olympic gold medals in the Large Hill individual event at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • Feb 19 XIV Winter Olympic Games close in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 19 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • Feb 19 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins for 2nd consecutive year and 4th time in career; last-lap pass to beat Darrell Waltrip
  • Feb 19 Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 50k event at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; his second gold of the Games (4 x 10k relay) and 3rd of his career (15k Lake Placid 1980)
  • Feb 19 Soviet Union wins its 6th Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 2-0 win over silver medallists Czechoslovakia at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • Feb 22 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
  • Mar 3 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 3 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Mar 9 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Mar 9 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • Mar 10 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • Mar 10 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)
  • Mar 11 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62
  • Mar 13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • Mar 13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 17 Scotland beats France, 21-12 at Murrayfield to win the Five Nations Rugby Championship outright and Triple Crown for first time since 1938; Grand Slam first time since 1925
  • Mar 19 MLB Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • Mar 21 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • Mar 21 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 23 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • Mar 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics
  • Mar 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
  • Mar 31 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty wins aboard 13/1 Hallo Dandy; 23 complete the course, breaking record for most finishers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 Mike Bossy becomes first player in NHL history to record 7 straight 50 goal seasons; scores 50th and 51st of the year in a 3-1 New York Islanders' win at Washington

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Apr 1 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC goes back-to-back; beats Tennessee, 72-61; Cheryl Miller 2nd consecutive MOP award

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Apr 1 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: 24-year old Fred Couples finishes at 277 (-11), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Lee Trevino

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston, 84-75; Hoyas center Patrick Ewing tournament MOP; John Thompson first African-American head coach to lead his team to any NCAA Division I title

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

  • Apr 7 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Juli Inkster wins the first of her 7 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Pat Bradley, with a par on the 1st extra hole

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Apr 13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get 4,000 hits in a career

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 15 48th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Crenshaw wins the first of his 2 green jackets, 2 strokes ahead of 1977 & 1981 champion Tom Watson

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Apr 16 88th Boston Marathon: Englishman Geoff Smith wins men's event in 2:10:34; Lorraine Moller of New Zealand women's champion in 2:29:28
  • Apr 16 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • Apr 17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Apr 18 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
  • Apr 27 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 278

  • Jan 1 José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
  • Jan 1 Alok Kapali, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jan 1 Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Jan 6 Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer, born in Carlow, Republic of Ireland
  • Jan 6 A. J. Hawk, American football player, born in Kettering, Ohio
  • Jan 7 Jon Lester, American baseball player, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 8 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 12 Scott Olsen, American baseball player, born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Jan 14 Mike Pelfrey, American baseball player, born in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • Jan 15 Megan Jendrick, American swimmer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 19 Karun Chandhok, Indian racing driver, born in Chennai, India
  • Jan 19 Thomas Vanek, Austrian ice hockey player, born in Baden bei Wien, Austria
  • Jan 22 Maceo Rigters, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jan 22 Ben Eager, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • Jan 22 Leon Powe, American basketball player, born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 23 Arjen Robben, Dutch football player, born in Bedum, Netherlands
  • Jan 24 Scott Kazmir, American baseball player
  • Jan 25 Robinho [Robson de Souza], Brazilian soccer forward (100 caps; Santos), born in São Vicente, Brazil
  • Jan 26 Iain Turner, Scottish footballer
  • Jan 26 Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
  • Jan 28 Andre Iguodala, basketball & NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Jan 30 Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 31 Jeremy Wariner, American 400m runner, born in Irving, Texas
  • Jan 31 Vernon Davis, American football tight end, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 1 Darren Fletcher, Scottish footballer, born in Dalkeith, United Kingdom
  • Feb 4 Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
  • Feb 5 Carlos Tévez, Argentine footballer (Boca Juniors, Argentina), born in Fuerte Apache, Argentina
  • Feb 5 Nate Salley, American football player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Feb 6 Darren Bent, English footballer, born in Tooting, England
  • Feb 8 Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • Feb 9 Dioner Navarro, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 10 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Feb 12 Peter Vanderkaay, US mid-distance swimmer, born in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Feb 12 Brad Keselowski, NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, born in Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Feb 14 Hamed Namouchi, French-Tunisian footballer, born in Cannes, France
  • Feb 17 AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
  • Feb 21 Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 21 David Odonkor, German footballer, born in Bünde, Germany
  • Feb 23 Andre Ward, American professional boxer,unified light heavyweight champion, world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, born in San Francisco, California
  • Feb 24 Clivio Piccione, Monegasque racing driver
  • Feb 26 Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer, born in Lomé, Togo
  • Feb 27 Lotta Schelin, Swedish female footballer, born in Trångsund, Sweden
  • Feb 27 David Noel, American basketball player, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • Feb 29 Cam Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 29 Darren Ambrose, English footballer
  • Feb 29 Cullen Jones, American swimmer
  • Feb 29 Adam Sinclair, Indian field hockey player
  • Mar 1 Alexander Steen, Canadian-born Swedish ice hockey player
  • Mar 3 Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player
  • Mar 4 Zak Whitbread, American-born English footballer
  • Mar 7 Mathieu Flamini, French footballer
  • Mar 9 Julia Mancuso, American Olympic gold medalist
  • Mar 10 Ben May, English footballer
  • Mar 13 Pieter Custers, Dutch athlete, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Steve Darcis, Belgian tennis player, born in Liège, Belgium
  • Mar 13 Marc Zwiebler, German badminton player, born in Bonn, Germany
  • Mar 15 Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player
  • Mar 16 Levi Brown, American football player
  • Mar 20 Markus Niemelä, Finnish racing driver
  • Mar 20 Fernando Torres, Spanish footballer
  • Mar 20 Valtteri Filppula, Finnish professional ice-hockey player
  • Mar 20 Marcus Vick, American football player
  • Mar 21 Franck Perera, Montpellier France, racing car driver
  • Mar 24 Chris Bosh, American basketball player
  • Mar 26 Gregory Strydom, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Mar 28 Christopher Samba, French-born footballer
  • Mar 28 Yordanos Abay, Ethiopian footballer
  • Mar 30 Mario Ancic, Croatian tennis player
  • Mar 30 Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player (US Open 2011) born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 Eddie Johnson, American soccer striker (USA 63 caps), born in Bunnell, Florida
  • Mar 31 James Jones, American NFL receiver (NFL receiving TD leader 2012), born in San Jose, CA
  • Apr 1 Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 3 Maxi López, Argentine footballer (Udinese), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 3 Jonathan Blondel, Belgian footballer (Club Brugge midfielder), born in Ypres, Belgium
  • Apr 4 Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian-Serbian backstroke swimmer, born in Vorkuta, Russia
  • Apr 9 Adam Loewen, Canadian baseball player, born in Surrey, British Columbia
  • Apr 15 Rodney Carney, NBA athlete
  • Apr 15 Cam Janssen, American ice hockey player
  • Apr 23 Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess grandmaster (Women's World Chess Champion 2008-10), born in Perm, Russia
  • Apr 25 Andre' Woodson, American football quarterback (NY Giants), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Apr 25 Robert Andino, Cuban-American baseball player, born in Miami, Florida
  • Apr 27 Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Apr 27 Daniel Holdsworth, Australian Rugby League player, born in Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
  • Apr 29 Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • May 1 Mišo Brečko, Slovenian soccer defender (Slovenia 77 caps), born in Trbovlje, Slovenia
  • May 1 David Backes, American NHL center (Boston Bruins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 2 Saulius Mikoliūnas, Lithuanian footballer, born in Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
  • May 2 Thabo Sefolosha, Swiss basketball player, born in Vevey, Switzerland
  • May 4 Manjural Islam, Bangladeshi test cricket player, born in Khulna, Bangladesh (d. 2007)
  • May 4 Kevin Slowey, American baseball player, born in Conroe, Texas
  • May 4 Montell Owens, American football player, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • May 7 Alex Smith, American football player
  • May 7 Drew Stanton, American football player
  • May 7 James Loney, American baseball player
  • May 9 Prince Fielder, American MLB player (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Ontario, California
  • May 10 Edward Mujica. Venezuelan baseball player
  • May 11 Andrés Iniesta Luján, Spanish football player (Barcelona, Spanish national team), born in Fuentealbilla, Spain
  • May 14 Michael Rensing, German footballer
  • May 14 Nigel Reo-Coker, English footballer
  • May 15 Sérgio Jimenez, Brazilian racing driver

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 2 Tennis player Yannick Noah (23) weds beauty queen Cecilia Rodhe (22) in Cameroon

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 3 Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway (23) weds swimmer Janet Buchan in Menlo Park, California

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 11 MLB manager Pete Rose (42) weds second wife Carol J. Woliung

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 14 MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks
  • Sep 14 Figure skater Marina Klimova (18) weds her partner Sergei Ponomarenko (23)

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 7 FIFA soccer player Diego Maradona (24) weds long-time fiancée Claudia Villafañe in Buenos Aires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 24 MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 29 MLB player Paul O'Neill (21) weds his childhood sweetheart Nevalee Davis in Columbus, Ohio

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 29 MLB player Mark McGwire (21) weds Kathlene Hughes

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Dec 30 Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 16 Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestRay Kroc

Jan 14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 19 Max Bentley, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1946), dies at 63
  • Jan 20 Johnny Weissmuller, American actor (Tarzan), swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies of pulmonary edema at 79
  • Feb 3 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • Feb 8 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Leslie Walcott, cricketer (Test for WI v England 1930), dies
  • Mar 6 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (5 Tests for NZ, 123 runs, 8 wkts), dies at 78
  • Mar 13 Dick Whitington, journalist/cricketer (South Aust & AIF batsman), dies
  • Mar 18 Charlie Lau, White Sox coach/renowned hitting instructor, dies at 50
  • Apr 4 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • Apr 5 Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
  • Apr 17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 27 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
  • May 1 Jüri Lossmann, Estonian marathon runner (silver medal 1920 Olympics), dies at 93
  • May 8 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • May 10 Joaquin Agostinho, Portuguese cyclist, dies at 41
  • May 14 Elmer Riddle, American baseball pitcher (NL wins leader 1943; Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • Jun 6 Bill Voce, cricketer (key player of the Bodyline series), dies
  • Jun 16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • Jun 17 Swale, Kentucky Derby winner, collapses & dies

Person of interestClarence Campbell

Jun 24 Clarence Campbell, Canadian NHL president, dies at 78

3rd President of the NHL Clarence Campbell
3rd President of the NHL
Clarence Campbell
  • Jul 7 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • Jul 14 Al Schacht, [Clown prince of baseball], baseball player, dies at 91
  • Jul 25 Bryan Hextall, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing (NY Rangers; 3-time 1st team NHL All Star), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Jul 30 Maurice Tremlett, cricketer (England pace bowler 1948-49), dies
  • Aug 11 Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian-German chess player, dies at 67
  • Aug 14 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian world chess champion (1963-69), dies at 55
  • Aug 25 Waite Hoyte, knuckleball pitcher, dies at 84
  • Aug 25 Viktor Chukarin, Soviet gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), dies at 62
  • Sep 7 Don Tallon, cricketer (great Queensland & Australian keeper), dies
  • Sep 7 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL Pres), dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Frank Lowson, England cricket Test batsman (7 Tests), dies at 59
  • Sep 15 Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
  • Sep 27 John Facenda, sportscaster (NFL Action), dies at 72
  • Oct 1 Walter Alston, Baseball manager (LA Dodgers), dies at 72
  • Oct 11 K. M. Rangnekar, Indian cricketer (33 runs at 5 50 for India), dies at 67
  • Oct 11 Sid Carroll, Australian cricketer (prolific NSW opener 1945-59 avg 39 59), dies at 61
  • Oct 28 Knut Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 64
  • Dec 7 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • Dec 16 Debs Garms, American baseball player, dies at 77