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Year 1984 in Sports History (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 308

  • Aug 10 Famous Mary Decker-Zola Budd collision during 3,000m at the LA Olympics; Decker falls, Budd finishes 7th; Maricica Puică of Romania wins

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Aug 10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 10 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
  • Aug 10 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

OlympicsOlympic Games

Aug 11 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging teammate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • Aug 11 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 11 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

Baseball Player Harmon Killebrew
Baseball Player
Harmon Killebrew
  • Aug 12 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men's marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years
  • Aug 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

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

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 19 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Shoal Creek: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 4 shots from Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley sets LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 during 2nd round of Columbia Savings National at Green Gables CC, Denver, CO

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State) passes for Division I-AA record 536 yards & 9 TDs in 86-0 win v Kentucky State; Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards & 5 TDs; breaks own Division I-AA record for total yardage in pass receptions

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Sep 1 Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
  • Sep 3 St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets
  • Sep 7 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 8 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

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

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

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
  • Sep 30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • Sep 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • Sep 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Oct 2 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
  • Oct 7 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Oct 13 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • Oct 14 Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Oct 20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Oct 21 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time Formula 1 World Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost

Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
Auto Racer Niki Lauda
Auto Racer
Niki Lauda
  • Oct 21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • Oct 22 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
  • Oct 23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • Oct 28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30
  • Oct 28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • Oct 29 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) & Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win NY Marathon
  • Nov 1 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105
  • Nov 8 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test
  • Nov 9 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 9 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Nov 9 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
  • Nov 10 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • Nov 10 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • Nov 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Nov 17 Golden State Warrior Purvis Short scores career high 59 points though team loses to NJ Nets 124-110
  • Nov 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • Nov 18 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17; Winnipeg scores final 44 points of the game
  • Nov 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • Nov 18 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 23 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand
  • Nov 23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Nov 26 John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million
  • Nov 26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain
  • Nov 29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 American boxer Greg Page KOs home town favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 8th round to win WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, South Africa
  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 American tennis icon Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match; beats Pascale Paradis of France 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open; Evert goes on to win the event

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Dec 2 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Miami quarterback Dan Marino breaks NFL single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 37th in the Dolphins' 45-34 loss to the Raiders; finishes season with 48 TD passes

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Dec 5 Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 6 Helena Suková snaps Martina Navratilova's 74-match winning streak 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the semi finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne; ends Navratilova's hopes of completing the Grand Slam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)

Cricketer Allan Border
Cricketer
Allan Border
  • Dec 8 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Suková 6-7, 6-1, 6-3; continues streak of winning at least 1 major per year since 1973
  • Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 9 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats Kevin Curren of South Africa 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Dec 9 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Dec 21 Brigham Young University (BYU) beats Michigan, 24-17 in the Holiday Bowl at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego to remain undefeated and secure their first ever NCAA Division I-A football title

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 201 - 267 of 267

  • Oct 2 Marion Bartoli, French tennis player (Wimbledon 2013), born in Haute-Loire, France
  • Oct 4 Álvaro Parente, Portuguese auto racer (British F3 C’ship 2005; Formula Renault 3.5 Series 2007), born in Porto, Portugal
  • Oct 5 Kenwyne Jones, Trinidadian footballer, born in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Oct 7 Salman Butt, Pakistani cricketer, born in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Oct 10 Paul Posluszny, American football player, born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 10 Troy Tulowitzki, American baseball shortstop (MLB All Star 2010, 11, 13–15; Gold Glove Award 2010, 11; Colorado Rockies), born in Santa Clara, California
  • Oct 10 Rod Benson, American basketball player, born in Fairfield, California
  • Oct 11 Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer (Roeselare), born in Amsterdam
  • Oct 13 Frank Simek, American soccer player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Oct 14 LaRon Landry, American football player
  • Oct 17 Jelle Klaasen, Dutch darts player (BDO World Champion 2006), born in Alphen, Netherlands
  • Oct 20 Florent Sinama-Pongolle, French footballer
  • Oct 20 Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
  • Oct 21 Anouk Leblanc-Boucher, French Canadian short track speed skater
  • Oct 21 Kenny Cooper, American soccer forward (10 caps), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Oct 21 Marvin Mitchell, American football player
  • Oct 21 Kieran Richardson, English footballer
  • Oct 26 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 26 Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer (PSV), born in Lima, Peru
  • Oct 26 Adriano Correia Claro, Brazilian footballer, born in Curitiba, Brazil
  • Oct 27 Brady Quinn, American football quarterback (Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos) and broadcaster (CBS Sports HQ, Fox Sports), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Oct 27 Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer (2007 ICC World Twenty20 winning squad of India), born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  • Oct 28 Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer
  • Oct 29 Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 1 Miloš Krasić, Serbian soccer winger (46 caps; CSKA Moscow, Juventus), born in Mitrovica, Kosovo
  • Nov 3 LaMarr Woodley, American NFL outside linebacker (Super Bowl 2008; Pro Bowl 2009; Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Nov 5 Nick Folk, American football player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 5 Tobias Enstrom, Swedish hockey player, born in Nordingrå, Sweden

Person of interestEliud Kipchoge

Nov 5 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan distance runner (Olympic gold marathon 2016; first under 2:00), born in Kapsisiywa, Kenya

Long Distance Runner Eliud Kipchoge
Long Distance Runner
Eliud Kipchoge
  • Nov 9 Joel Zumaya, American baseball player, born in Chula Vista, California
  • Nov 10 Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Nederland, Texas
  • Nov 12 Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer, born in Geel, Belgium
  • Nov 12 Conrad Rautenbach, Zimbabwean rally driver, born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Nov 14 Lisa De Vanna, Australian female footballer
  • Nov 20 Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver, born in Isola della Scala, Italy
  • Nov 21 Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer (125cc World Champion 2006), born in Talavera de la Reina, Spain
  • Nov 26 Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 2007)
  • Nov 27 Domata Peko, American football player
  • Nov 28 Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player
  • Nov 28 Marc-Andre Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Nov 30 Nigel de Jong, Dutch soccer midfielder (81 caps; Manchester City, AC Milan), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 30 Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer
  • Nov 30 Francisco Sandaza, Spanish Footballer
  • Dec 4 Joe Thomas, American College Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle (University of Wisconsin; Pro Bowl 2007-16, Cleveland Browns), born in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • Dec 5 Chris Solinsky, American distance runner, born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Dec 7 Robert Kubica, Polish Formula One racing driver (1st Finnish to compete in Formula One), born in Kraków, Poland
  • Dec 7 Luca Rigoni, Italian footballer, born in Schio, Italy
  • Dec 7 Aaron Gray, American basketball player, born in Tarzana, California
  • Dec 8 Greg Halford, English footballer, born in Chelmsford, United Kingdom
  • Dec 8 Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dec 11 Leighton Baines, English footballer, born in Kirkby, United Kingdom
  • Dec 12 Daniel Agger, Danish footballer, born in Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Dec 14 Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast
  • Dec 14 Edward Rainsford, Zimbabwean cricketer, born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe
  • Dec 15 Martin Skrtel Slovakian Footballer
  • Dec 17 Andrew Davies, English footballer
  • Dec 19 Ian Kennedy, Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Dec 21 Darren Potter, Irish football player, born in Liverpool, England
  • Dec 25 Alastair Cook, English cricketer
  • Dec 26 Alex Schwazer, Italian race walker, born in Sterzing, Italy
  • Dec 27 Gilles Simon, French tennis player (world #6 2009; Davis Cup 2017), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Dec 28 Martin Kaymer, German golfer (PGA C'ship 2010, US Open 2014), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Dec 28 Leroy Lita, Congolese football player, born in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Dec 28 Beverly Mullins, American wrestler & model, born in Clearwater, Florida
  • Dec 28 Alex Lloyd, British racing driver, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Dec 30 Randall Azofeifa, Costa Rican footballer

Person of interestLeBron James

Dec 30 LeBron James, American basketball forward (NBA C'ship & MVP 2012, 2013, 2016, 2020; 16 × NBA All-Star; Olympic gold 2008, 12; Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LA Lakers), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James

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