On This Day

1990 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 265

  • Jan 1 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • Jan 1 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • Jan 1 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • Jan 1 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • Jan 1 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • Jan 1 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario beats American Pam Shriver 6-3, 6-3 to clinch 2-1 win for Spain's first title
  • Jan 5 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • Jan 9 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • Jan 9 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • Jan 11 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 11 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

Sport awardAFC Championship

Jan 14 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams, 30-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 15 42 year old former world heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman stops Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City in a non-title bout; Cooney's last fight

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 15 In a shrewd move, Detroit Tigers sign 1st baseman Cecil Fielder who spent previous season in Japan; hits 51 homers this MLB season and becomes a premier power hitter for most of the 1990s

  • Jan 15 Golden State coach Don Nelson becomes 2nd man in NBA history to appear in 1,000 games both as a player and coach (joining Lenny Wilkens) as the Warriors lose to the Indiana Pacers, 144-105
  • Jan 15 In a bizarre twist in the NHL, Washington Capitals fire coach Brian Murray, who had been head coach since 1981; replace him with his brother Terry, who had been coaching in the minors
  • Jan 19 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Jan 21 41st NHL All-Star Game, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA: Wales beats Campbell, 12-7; MVP: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins, C

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Jan 21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jan 22 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • Jan 23 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores twin test tons vs. Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 24 LAs' Pat Riley becomes the 13th and fastest coach to reach the 500-victory plateau as the Lakers down the Indiana Pacers, 120-111; Riley (500-184) surpasses Don Nelson (500-317) to reach milestone
  • Jan 26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 for her 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardSuper Bowl

Jan 28 Super Bowl XXIV, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: San Francisco 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10; MVP: Joe Montana, SF, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Men's Tennis: American-based Czech star Ivan Lendl of wins 8th and last career Grand Slam title; beats Stefan Edberg 4-6, 7-6, 5-2; Edberg retires injured

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

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Jan 30 LA center Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record by scoring his 100th point of the season for the 11th straight season; milestone comes with an assist in a 5-2 Kings' win over visiting New Jersey Devils

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jan 31 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 3 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
  • Feb 4 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • Feb 4 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 27-21; MVP: Jerry Gray, LA Rams, DB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 4 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Feb 6 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 11 40th NBA All-Star Game, Miami Arena, Miami, FL: East beats West, 130-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 11 In a huge upset, James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10th round in Tokyo, Japan to win the world heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Feb 15 Baseball owners lock out players
  • Feb 18 32nd Daytona 500: Derrike Cope wins after Dale Earnhardt shreds right rear tyre on last lap
  • Feb 22 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
  • Feb 25 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Mar 1 England cricket has its first win against West Indies in 16 years and 24 matches, a 9 wicket victory in the 1st Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Allan Lamb's first overseas century 132
  • Mar 10 Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)
  • Mar 11 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
  • Mar 11 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
  • Mar 11 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75
  • Mar 17 Scotland beats England, 13-7 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh for it's 14th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, 3rd Grand Slam title and 10th Triple Crown
  • Mar 18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
  • Mar 18 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Jodie Mudd wins by 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Mark Calcavecchia; winner's cheque $270,000
  • Mar 19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

  • Mar 22 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
  • Mar 24 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • Mar 27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Mar 28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 30 Jack Nicklaus makes his debut on the Senior PGA Tour with a 71 (-1) in the first round of The Tradition at Desert Mountain; wins the event by 4 strokes from Gary Player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 20-year old Quebec Nordiques' center Joe Sakic scores a goal in a 3-2 loss to Hartford to become the youngest player in NHL history to score 100 points in a season

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Apr 1 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA Tour by 4 strokes from Gary Player
  • Apr 1 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn, 88-81; Cardinal point guard Jennifer Azzi MOP
  • Apr 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 1 WrestleMania VI, Skydome, Toronto, ON (67,678): Ultimate Warrior beats Hulk Hogan for WWF Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 1 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Betsy King wIns the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of Shirley Furlong and Kathy Postlewait

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Apr 2 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke, 103-73; record largest margin of victory in a championship game; Runnin' Rebels' first title

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Apr 5 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
  • Apr 7 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • Apr 7 144th Grand National: Marcus Armytage aboard 16/1 bet Mr Frisk wins in race record 8m 47.8s; 2 equine fatalities during the race

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 8 54th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Nick Faldo of England goes back-to-back with a par on the 2nd sudden-death playoff hole with Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 9 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • Apr 10 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
  • Apr 11 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • Apr 13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • Apr 13 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: South African Gary Player wins his third event title by 2 strokes from Chi-Chi Rodríguez

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Apr 16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin is first Italian event winner in race record 2:08:19; Portugal's Rosa Mota wins her 3rd woman's title in 2:25:24
  • Apr 18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
  • Apr 19 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 20 8 2/3 inning perfect game pitched by Brian Holman of Oakland A's is spoiled by a home run hit by Ken Philips
  • Apr 21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
  • Apr 22 NFL Draft: University of Illinois quarterback Jeff George first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 27 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
  • Apr 28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
  • Apr 30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • May 4 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • May 5 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • May 9 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • May 11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • May 12 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 4 Toni Kroos, German football player (Real Madrid, German national team), born in Greifswald, East Germany
  • Jan 7 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater, born in Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Jan 7 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper, born in Tyrol, Austria
  • Jan 10 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer, born in Wuhan, China
  • Jan 12 Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player, born in Simferopol
  • Jan 15 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer, born in Rosario, Argentina
  • Jan 18 Gift Ngoepe, South African-born baseball player, 1st black African to play in Major League Baseball, born in Pietersburg, South Africa
  • Feb 7 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestBethany Hamilton

Feb 8 Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • Feb 8 Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17-18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 15 Erwin Sak, Polish football goalkeeper (Stomil Olstyn), born in Lublin, Poland
  • Mar 1 Nikolas Tsattalios, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 1 Ben Tozer, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Draymond Green, American NBA forward (Golden State Warriors), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • Mar 8 Petra Kvitová, Czech tennis player (Wimbledon 2011, 14), born in Bilovec, Czech Republic
  • Mar 12 Dont'a Hightower, American NFL linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Lewisburg, Tennessee
  • Mar 12 Marvin Jones, American NFL wide receiver (Detroit Lions), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Lulinha [Luiz Marcelo Morais dos Reis], Brazilian footballer, born in Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Apr 17 Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer, born in Bridgend, Wales
  • Apr 30 Jonathan Brownlee, British triathlete (Olympic bronze 2012, silver 16), born in Dewsbury, England
  • May 3 Brooks Koepka, American golfer (US Open 2017-18, PGA C'ship 2018-19), born in West Palm Beach, Florida

Person of interestJosé Altuve

May 6 José Altuve, Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman (Houston Astros), born in Maracay, Venezuela

Baseball star José Altuve
Baseball star
José Altuve
  • May 14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • May 15 Joe Mattock, English football player
  • May 24 Joey Logano, American racecar driver, born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • May 27 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • Jun 1 Carlota Ciganda, Spanish golfer (US Open 2018 3rd; 2 LPGA Tour titles), born in Pamplona, Spain
  • Jun 10 Louis Clark, British Isthmian League footballer (Worthing), born in Brighton, England
  • Jun 24 Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 29 Ryu So-yeon, South Korean golfer (US Open 2011, ANA Inspiration 2017), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 9 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
  • Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player (Australian Open 2018), born in Odense, Denmark
  • Jul 15 Damian Lillard, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Oakland, Californai
  • Jul 18 Canelo Álvarez, Mexican boxer (multiple weight division world champion), born in Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Aug 5 Patrick Reed, American golfer (2018 Masters), born San Antonio, Texas
  • Aug 12 Mario Balotelli, Italian soccer striker (36 caps; Nice, Inter, Man City), born in Palermo, Italy
  • Aug 20 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch-Javanese Surinamese swimmer (Olympic gold 2008, 12), born in Sauwerd, Netherlands
  • Aug 28 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater, born in Wonmi-gu, South Korea
  • Sep 6 John Wall, American basketball point guard (2010 NBA Draft: #1 pick Washington Wizards), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer, born in Berlin
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American football player
  • Sep 9 Shaun Johnson, New Zealand Rugby League halfback (Auckland Warriors, Cronulla Sharks), born in Auckland, NZ

Person of interestJohn Tavares

Sep 20 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares
  • Sep 21 Rob Cross, English darts player (PDC world champion 2018), born in Pembury, England
  • Sep 25 Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
  • Oct 2 Dean Bouzanis, Australian soccer player
  • Oct 12 Henri Lansbury, English footballer (Aston Villa), born in Enfield, London
  • Oct 21 Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player
  • Nov 3 Ellyse Perry, Australian soccer player/cricket player
  • Nov 11 Tom Dumoulin, Dutch road cyclist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Nov 20 Sam Burton, English footballer, born in Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Nov 30 Magnus Carlsen, Norwegian chess Grandmaster, born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Dec 12 Victor Moses, Nigerian footballer, born in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Dec 19 Sally Fitzgibbons, Australian pro surfer, born in Gerroa, Australia
  • Dec 26 Aaron Ramsey, Welsh footballer, born in Caerphilly, United Kingdom
  • Dec 27 Luis Trujillo, Peruvian Football Player
  • Dec 27 Milos Raonic, Canadian tennis player (8 ATP titles), born in Titograd, Montenegro

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 9 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 27 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Dec 29 Olympic gymnast Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley

Divorces in Sport


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 17 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (46) divorces Linda Kay Cooper after 26 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr., English cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies at 78

Person of interestBronko Nagurski

Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, American baseball player (AL MVP 1943), dies at 82
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh heavyweight boxer (British heavyweight champion 1956-58), dies at 56
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 11 Dean Horrix, English footballer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 15 Tom Harmon, American football player and announcer (LA Rams, CBS 1950-62), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 31 John Hawkes, Australian tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles, doubles, mixed doubles 1926), dies at 90
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club owner and executive (b. 1903)
  • May 22 Rocky Graziano, American boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), dies of heart failure at 71
  • Jun 12 Glen Gorbous, Canadian MLB outfielder (record for longest throw of a regulation baseball [445' 10"]), dies at 59
  • Jun 18 Dennis Dyer, South African cricketer (scored 96 3 Tests for South Africa), dies at 76
  • Jul 8 Malcolm Hilton, English cricket slow left-arm (4 Tests), dies at 61
  • Jul 12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • Jul 31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • Aug 9 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder, manager (5 caps, Manchester City manager 1965-71, Aston Villa 1958-64, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • Aug 31 Johnny Lindsay, cricketer (South African wicket-keeper 1947), dies
  • Aug 31 Nat (Sweetwater) Clifton, NY Knick, dies at 65 of a heart attack
  • Sep 6 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • Oct 4 Avis Bunnage, British actress (Rising Damp, Coronation Street), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • Oct 10 Dick Jorgensen, NFL referee, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Lew Worsham, American golfer (US Open 1947; Ryder Cup 1947), dies at 73
  • Nov 11 Attilio Demaría, Argentinian footballer (b. 1909)
  • Nov 15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • Nov 23 Bo Diaz, catcher, crushed to death by a satellite dish at 37
  • Nov 24 Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
  • Nov 25 Bill Vukovich, Indie 500 driver, dies in crash at 27
  • Dec 6 Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1944), dies at 74

Person of interestAlice Marble

Dec 13 Alice Marble, California, tennis star, dies at 77

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • Dec 23 Frank King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler played 14 Tests 1953-56), dies at 64
  • Dec 31 George Allen, US football coach (LA Rams, Wash Redskins), dies