1991 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 351

  • 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 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • 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)
  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 6 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 7 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Zürich, Switzerland

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 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 PGA Championship, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

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 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 Athletics World Championships 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 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 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & 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 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; 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 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 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 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Nancy Scranton wins by 3 from Debbie Massey
  • 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
  • Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
  • 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)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic at the Los Coyotes CC; her third LPGA title of the month

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

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
  • Oct 11 Chip Beck ties PGA record lowest 18 hole score of 59 during 3rd round of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise GC
  • Oct 12 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • Oct 12 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • Oct 12 Wrestler Rip Oliver forced to retire after being injured by Crush
  • Oct 12 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton 45-38 in overtime
  • Oct 13 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • Oct 13 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • Oct 17 Angel Cordero is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL
  • Oct 24 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • Oct 25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cricket 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • Oct 27 John Brodie wins Security Pacific Senior Golf Classic
  • Oct 27 Minnesota Twins beat Altanta Braves 1-0 in 10 to win World Series in 7
  • Oct 29 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 30 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 2 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter & rallying to beat Weber State 55-49
  • Nov 2 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly, Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou

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