1984 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 271

  • May 17 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • May 19 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • May 20 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • May 23 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
  • May 24 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
  • May 25 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
  • May 25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • May 27 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 27 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 30 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • May 30 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • May 31 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record
  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years

  • Jun 4 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
  • Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • Jun 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 15 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Jun 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 18 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jul 1 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • Jul 4 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • Jul 7 91st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 8 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 15 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 23 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • Jul 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • Jul 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team win team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 3 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 104th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (4-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 9 104th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
  • Sep 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • Sep 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Sep 24 Cubs clinch NL East title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 269

  • May 18 Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
  • May 18 Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player
  • May 19 Marcedes Lewis, American football player
  • May 24 Brodney Pool, American football player
  • May 25 Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 25 Shawne Merriman, American football player
  • May 27 Blake Ahearn, NBA basketball player
  • May 29 Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player (New York Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 30 Jordan Palmer, American football player
  • May 31 Nate Robinson, American basketball player
  • Jun 1 Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, first Mongolian athlete win gold medal from Olympics
  • Jun 1 Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • Jun 4 Ian White, Canadian hockey player
  • Jun 8 Javier Mascherano, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 9 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
  • Jun 9 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer
  • Jun 9 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer
  • Jun 11 Vagner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 11 Andy Lee, Irish Boxer
  • Jun 13 Nery Castillo, Mexican-Uruguayan footballer
  • Jun 14 Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • Jun 15 Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
  • Jun 16 Steven Whittaker, Scottish Footballer
  • Jun 16 Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 18 Mateus, Angolan footballer
  • Jun 18 Janne Happonen, Finnish ski jumper
  • Jun 22 Jerome Taylor, West Indies international cricketer
  • Jun 22 Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • Jun 22 Dustin Johnson, American professional golfer (World Golfer number #1), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jun 24 J.J. Redick, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Elijah Dukes, American baseball player
  • Jun 26 Raymond Felton, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Deron Williams, American basketball player
  • Jun 26 Jose Juan Barea, American basketball player
  • Jun 27 Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
  • Jun 30 Gabriel Badilla, Costa Rican footballer
  • Jul 2 Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
  • Jul 2 Maarten Martens, Belgian footballer
  • Jul 2 Johnny Weir, American figure skater
  • Jul 3 Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 3 Manny Lawson, American Football player, born in Goldsboro, North Carolina
  • Jul 7 Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler
  • Jul 7 Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jul 11 Yorman Bazardo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jul 11 Tanith Belbin, Canadian ice dancer
  • Jul 12 Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jul 16 Hayanari Shimoda, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 17 Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer
  • Jul 19 Lewis Price, Welsh footballer
  • Jul 20 Alexi Casilla, Dominican baseball player
  • Jul 20 Troy Smith, American football player
  • Jul 21 Liam Ridgewell, English footballer
  • Jul 21 Paul Davis, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Stewart Downing, English footballer
  • Jul 23 Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player
  • Jul 25 Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
  • Jul 26 Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper
  • Jul 28 DeMeco Ryans, American football player, born in Bessemer, Alabama
  • Jul 28 Zach Parise, American ice hockey player, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 29 Chad Billingsley, American baseball player
  • Jul 30 Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player
  • Jul 31 Glenn Holt, American football player
  • Aug 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • Aug 2 Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
  • Aug 3 Yasin Avci, Danish footballer
  • Aug 3 Sunil Chetri, Indian Footballer

Person of interestRyan Lochte

Aug 3 Ryan Lochte, American swimmer (12-time Olympic medalist), born in Rochester, New York

Swimmer Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte
  • Aug 8 Martrez Milner, American football player
  • Aug 9 Paul Gallagher, Scottish footballer
  • Aug 11 Melky Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
  • Aug 11 Lucas Di Grassi, Brazilian racing driver
  • Aug 13 Niko Kranjčar, Croatian footballer
  • Aug 13 Boone Logan, American baseball player
  • Aug 13 Heath Pearce, American soccer player
  • Aug 14 Clay Buchholz, American baseball player
  • Aug 14 Josh Gorges, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 17 Dee Brown, American basketball player
  • Aug 18 Robert Huth, German footballer, born in Biesdorf, Berlin, Germany
  • Aug 19 Alessandro Matri, Italian footballer
  • Aug 19 Ryan Taylor, English footballer
  • Aug 21 Neil Dexter, South African-born English cricketer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 21 B. J. Upton, American baseball player, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • Aug 22 Lee M. J. Camp, English footballer, born in Derby, England
  • Aug 23 Glen Johnson, English footballer
  • Aug 27 David Bentley, English footballer
  • Aug 27 Sulley Muntari, Ghanaian footballer
  • Aug 30 Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Aug 31 Matti Breschel, Danish road cyclist
  • Aug 31 Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer
  • Sep 1 Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • Sep 4 Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player
  • Sep 7 Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player
  • Sep 8 Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver
  • Sep 8 Peter Whittingham, English footballer
  • Sep 9 James Hildreth, English Cricketer
  • Sep 18 Anthony Gonzalez, American football player
  • Sep 21 Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • Sep 22 Thiago Emiliano da Silva, Brazilian football player (Paris Saint-Germain, Brazil national team), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Sep 23 Matt Kemp, American baseball player
  • Sep 25 Matt Carle, American ice hockey player

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport