1991 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 374

  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 21 Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
  • Jul 28 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Aug 2 Mike Jeffcoat is 1st AL pitcher to get an RBI since 1972
  • Aug 4 1st time Seattle Mariners are 9 games over .500
  • Aug 4 Deb Richard wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of USSR sets pole vault world record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 7 Charles Austin breaks US high jump record at 7'10½"
  • Aug 7 Darrin Lewis hits his 1st major league HR
  • Aug 8 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 11 73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Aug 11 Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall
  • Aug 13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 18 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Aug 22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23 3rd World Championships in Athletics open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 25 91st US Golf Amateur Championship won by Mitch Voges
  • Aug 25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25 Martha Nause wins LPGA Chicago Sun-Times Shoot-Out Golf Tournament
  • Aug 25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 26 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • Aug 28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher
  • Aug 30 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3

  • Sep 1 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • Sep 1 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7 Ty Detmer of Brigham Young passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 111th Women's U.S. Open: Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 Michelle Estill wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 111th Men's U.S. Open: Stefan Edberg beats Jim Courier (6-2, 6-4, 6-0)
  • Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington
  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10 Yolanda Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 13 55 ton concrete beam falls in Montreal's Olympic Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 Freshman Marshall Faulk of San Diego State rushed for NCAA record
  • Sep 15 19th du Maurier Golf Classic: Nancy Scranton
  • Sep 15 SD State freshman Marshall Faulk sets NCAA rushing record of 386 yds
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
  • Sep 29 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Eric Lindros refuses to sign with Quebec Nordiques

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 2 Toronto Blue Jays clinches AL East title & becomes 1st team to draw 4 million fans

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Oct 4 San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 5 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • Oct 5 Carlos Huerta's NCAA record streak of successful points after a touchdown ends at 157
  • Oct 5 Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Oct 6 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Oct 6 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • Oct 6 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • Oct 7 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • Oct 9 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3

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