On This Day

December 29, 1988 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum
  • Toronto’s Ed Olczyk and Gary Leeman score goals just 4 seconds apart in the 3rd period, tying the NHL record for fastest 2 goals by one team; Leafs beat the Quebec Nordiques, 6-5.

Birthdays in Sport

  • Agnes Szavay, Hungarian tennis player, born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary

Deaths in Sport

  • Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, dies at 48