1985 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 234

  • May 18 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 20 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • May 25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
  • May 26 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 29 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months
  • May 29 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
  • May 30 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • May 31 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
  • Jun 1 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwickshire
  • Jun 2 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 3 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • Jun 5 Steve Cauthen wins aboard Slip Anchor at Epsom Downs to become the only jockey to win both the Kentucky Derby (1978) and The Derby
  • Jun 8 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
  • Jun 9 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 9 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 14 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 15 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 16 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 16 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • Jun 16 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • Jun 18 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jun 23 Alice Miller wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 23 Laffit Pincay Jr becomes 2nd jockey to win $100 million
  • Jun 30 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 92nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (46 63 62)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 8 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) and Elston Howard (32) uniforms

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Jul 14 40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker
  • Jul 16 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • Jul 16 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
  • Jul 21 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
  • Jul 21 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 28 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
  • Jul 28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 4 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Aug 4 White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
  • Aug 5 Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
  • Aug 6 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • Aug 7 Baseball players end a 2 day strike

  • Aug 8 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • Aug 10 Oakland A's Dave Kingman is 21st to hit 400 HRs (off Matt Young at Seattle)
  • Aug 10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • Aug 11 67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • Aug 11 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 11 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
  • Aug 12 Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 18 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 18 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • Aug 20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Aug 22 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Aug 23 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
  • Aug 25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Aug 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Aug 27 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • Aug 31 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Sep 1 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Sep 3 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 3 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • Sep 4 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • Sep 4 NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 105th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)

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
  • Sep 11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • Sep 11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • Sep 15 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • Sep 20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • Sep 22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Sep 22 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 24 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 29 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
  • Oct 4 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
  • Oct 6 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • Oct 16 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 17 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 22 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • Oct 26 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 240

  • May 16 Corey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 17 Matt Ryan, American football player
  • May 21 Andrew Miller, Major League Baseball player
  • May 22 Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer
  • May 22 Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 23 Ross Wallace, Scottish footballer
  • May 24 Tim Bridgman, British racing driver
  • May 27 Chien-Ming Chiang, Taiwanese baseball player
  • May 31 Ian Vouyoukas, Greek basketball player
  • Jun 1 Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
  • Jun 1 Nick Young, American basketball player
  • Jun 4 Lukas Podolski, Polish-born footballer
  • Jun 4 Evan Lysacek, American figure skater
  • Jun 5 Kenny De Ketele, Belgian cyclist
  • Jun 8 Alexandre Despatie, French-Canadian diver
  • Jun 9 Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 10 Kristina Lundberg, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Jun 10 Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer
  • Jun 12 Sam Thaiday, Australian professional rugby league player
  • Jun 13 Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 13 Filipe Albuquerque, Portuguese racing driver
  • Jun 14 Andrew Bonner, Scottish football player
  • Jun 14 Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • Jun 17 Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player
  • Jun 17 Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer
  • Jun 20 Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer
  • Jun 20 Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player
  • Jun 21 Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • Jun 21 Byron Schammer, AFL footballer
  • Jun 22 Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player
  • Jun 27 Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
  • Jun 27 Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Jun 27 James Hook, Welsh rugby player
  • Jun 28 Phil Bardsley, English football player
  • Jun 29 Quintin Demps, American football player

Person of interestMichael Phelps

Jun 30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (world record 28 Olympic medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jun 30 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 30 Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • Jul 2 Rhett Bomar, American football player
  • Jul 2 Chad Henne, American football player
  • Jul 9 Paweł Korzeniowski, Polish swimmer
  • Jul 9 Ashley Young, English footballer
  • Jul 10 Mario Gómez, German footballer
  • Jul 13 Guillermo Ochoa, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 17 Neil McGregor, Scottish footballer
  • Jul 21 Von Wafer, American basketball player
  • Jul 22 Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
  • Jul 23 Luis Ángel Landín, Mexican footballer
  • Jul 24 Patrice Bergeron, Canadian hockey player
  • Jul 25 Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
  • Jul 26 Gaël Clichy, French footballer
  • Jul 30 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
  • Aug 3 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
  • Aug 4 Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
  • Aug 4 Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
  • Aug 4 Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
  • Aug 5 Laurent Ciman, Belgian footballer
  • Aug 5 Salomon Kalou, Ivorian footballer
  • Aug 8 Brayan Ruiz, Costa Rican football player
  • Aug 9 Luca Filippi, Italian racing driver
  • Aug 9 Hayley Peirsol, American swimmer
  • Aug 9 JaMarcus Russell, American football player
  • Aug 10 Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer
  • Aug 14 Christian Gentner, German footballer
  • Aug 30 Richard Duffy, Welsh footballer
  • Aug 30 Leisel Jones, Australian swimmer
  • Aug 30 Eamon Sullivan, Australian swimmer
  • Aug 30 Steven Smith, Scottish footballer
  • Sep 3 Scott Carson, English footballer
  • Sep 3 Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
  • Sep 5 Ryan Guy, American soccer player, born in Carlsbad, California
  • Sep 6 Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer
  • Sep 6 Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver
  • Sep 7 Rafinha, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 9 Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
  • Sep 9 J.R. Smith, American basketball player
  • Sep 11 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
  • Sep 11 Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 12 Jack Wilkinson, English footballer
  • Sep 14 Delmon Young, American baseball player
  • Sep 17 Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
  • Sep 17 Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic
  • Sep 17 Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player
  • Sep 17 Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 22 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 23 Brian Brohm, American football player
  • Sep 23 Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • Sep 23 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • Sep 23 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Calvin Johnson, American football player
  • Oct 1 Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricket batsman (Bangladesh 24 Tests ), born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Oct 1 Tim Deasy, English footballer
  • Oct 2 Craig Davis, Wide Receiver for the San Diego Chargers
  • Oct 7 Evan Longoria, American baseball player
  • Oct 10 Dominique Cornu, Belgian professional cyclist
  • Oct 12 Mike Green, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Oct 14 Digão, Brazilian footballer
  • Oct 14 Alexandre Sarnes Negrão, Brazilian racing driver
  • Oct 15 Walter López, Uruguayan footballer
  • Oct 15 Marcos Martinez Ucha, Spanish racing driver

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