1985 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 223

  • 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 2 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Nancy Lopez wins by 8 shots from fellow American Alice Miller

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
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
  • 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
  • Jun 30 6th US Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber wins by 4 strokes from Roberto De Vincenzo for back-to-back Seniors Open titles

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 for her 6th Wimbledon singles title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jul 6 Mom's Command wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch American thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats South African Kevin Curren 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 to become the youngest man (17) to win a Wimbledon singles title

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 (San Diego 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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 28 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Pat Bradley wins by 1 from Jane Geddes

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • Jul 28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 1 St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning of 9-8 loss v Cubs to set a NL rookie record 74
  • Aug 2 England captain David Gower scores his 5,000th run in Test cricket during the drawn 4th Test v Australia at Old Trafford
  • Aug 4 Scott Verplank beats Jim Thorpe in Western Open playoff, first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Gene Littler 1954
  • Aug 4 New York Yankees retire champion Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Phil Rizzuto's #10
  • Aug 4 Future Hall of Fame infielder Rod Carew of the California Angels singles off Minnesota's Frank Viola to collect his MLB 3,000th career hit; Angels win, 6–5
  • Aug 4 Tom Seaver of Chicago White Sox becomes 17th pitcher to win 300 MLB career games, beating New York, 4-1; 54,032 at Yankee Stadium
  • Aug 6 MLB Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • 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 PGA Championship, Cherry Hills CC: Hubert Green wins by 2 strokes from fellow American Lee Trevino
  • 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)

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 Bill Elliott claims a $1 million bonus for winning 3 of the 4 crown jewel races on the NASCAR schedule: the Daytona 500, Winston 500 and Southern 500
  • Sep 1 Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello
  • Sep 3 England cricket swing bowler Richard Ellison with 5 for 76 helps dismiss Australia for 129 in 6th Test win at the Oval; England regains Ashes 3-1
  • Sep 3 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter smashes 3 consecutive HRs in an 8-3 win v San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium
  • Sep 4 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
  • Sep 4 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter's 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title

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

Sep 8 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Oct 27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • Oct 27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • Oct 27 Anthony Carter begins NFL streak of 100+ consecutive game receptions
  • Oct 27 KC Royals beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 82nd World Series
  • Oct 31 Last day in Test cricket for Pakistan's Zaheer Abbas
  • Nov 2 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cozzene, Life's Magic, Pebbles, Precisionist, Proud Truth, Tasso, Twilight Ridge at Aqueduct
  • Nov 3 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Nichirei Cup Team Match Golf Tournament
  • Nov 3 36th Formula One WDC: Alain Prost wins by 20 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Gary Kasparov becomes the youngest ever world chess champion (22), with a 13-11 win over fellow Russian Anatoly Karpov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Richard Hadlee takes 9-52 New Zealand v Australia at the Gabba

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 246

  • May 16 Anja Mittag, German footballer
  • 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 (US Open 2004, French Open 2009), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Jun 27 Nico Rosberg, German Finnish race car driver (F1 Champion 2016), born in Wiesbaden, West Germany
  • Jun 27 James Hook, Welsh rugby player, born in Port Talbot, Wales
  • Jun 28 Phil Bardsley, English football player
  • Jun 29 Quintin Demps, American football player

Person of interestMichael Phelps

Jun 30 Michael Phelps, American swimmer (record 23 Olympic gold medals), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Jun 30 Fabiana Vallejos, Argentine footballer
  • Jun 30 Cody Runnels, American wrestler
  • Jul 1 Chris Perez, American MLB reliever (All Star 2011-12), born in Bradenton, Florida
  • 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, born in Heidelberg, West Germany
  • Jul 26 Gaël Clichy, French footballer (İstanbul Başakşehir), born in Toulouse, France
  • Jul 30 Daniel Fredheim Holm, Norwegian footballer
  • Aug 3 Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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, born in Malé, Maldives
  • Sep 6 Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver, born in Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Sep 7 Rafinha [Márcio Rafael Ferreira de Souza], Brazilian footballer, born in Londrina, Paraná, Brazil
  • Sep 9 Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
  • Sep 9 J.R. Smith, American basketball player
  • Sep 11 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 12 Jack Wilkinson, English footballer (Hartlepool United), born in Beverley, England
  • Sep 13 Keyunta Dawson, American NFL linebacker, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 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 (13 ATP Tour titles), born in Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
  • Sep 17 Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Brittany Lincicome, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2009, 15), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 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

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