On This Day

1992 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 307

  • Jan 1 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Jan 1 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • Jan 1 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 1 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • Jan 3 David Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Jakob Hlasek beats Karel Nováček of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for a 2-0 lead (ends 2-1) and Switzerland's first title

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson

  • Jan 5 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st cricket Test wicket
  • Jan 6 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Jan 7 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Sport awardAFC Championship

Jan 12 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos, 10-7

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Jan 18 43rd NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Campbell beats Wales, 10-6; MVP: Brett Hull, St. Louis, RW

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Jan 20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)

  • Jan 20 Score begins selling international soccer cards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 25 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXVI, Metrodome, Minneapolis, MI: Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24; MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • Jan 26 Australian Open Mens Tennis: American Jim Courier wins 2nd career Grand Slam title and 1st Australian title; beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 27 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jan 28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 1 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • Feb 2 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
  • Feb 8 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game, Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 153-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Feb 10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • Feb 16 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt's final drives in the event

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt

  • Feb 19 In a blockbuster NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins send Mark Recchi, Brian Benning & LA's 1st round 1992 pick (Jason Bowen) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kjell Samuelsson, Rick Tocchet & Ken Wregget
  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 23 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
  • Feb 27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record 54.48s at the US Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN; passes famous GDR drug tainted record, Kristen Otto 1986 by 0.25s
  • Mar 1 In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson KOs Australian Jeff Fenech in 8th round in Melbourne
  • Mar 2 American swimmer Anita Hall breaks the 200m breaststroke world record twice in the one day at the US Swimming championships in Indianapolis; wins final in 2:25.35

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • Mar 7 England routs Wales, 24-0 at Twickenham for it's 2nd straight outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown titles; fullback Jonathan Webb 2 penalties and 3 conversions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • Mar 22 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • Mar 23 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Mar 26 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
  • Mar 26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • Mar 29 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • Mar 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 29 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Davis Love III wins by 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, and Tom Watson.

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Mar 29 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Dottie Pepper (Mochrie) wins the first of her 2 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Juli Inkster with par on the 1st extra hole
  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi (Ajay Sharma 175 in 532) beats Tamil Nadu (449) on 1st innings
  • Mar 31 Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons guides the Suns to a 128-111 home win over Portland to become the 6th coach in NBA history to record 800 career wins
  • Apr 1 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • Apr 1 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • Apr 1 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • Apr 3 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • Apr 4 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
  • Apr 4 146th Grand National: 14/1 shot Party Politics, ridden by Welsh jockey Carl Llewellyn wins by 2½ lengths from Romany King
  • Apr 5 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Kentucky, 78-62; Cardinal guard Molly Goodenbour MOP

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 5 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Lee Trevino win his second Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 5 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 5 WrestleMania VIII, Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN (62,167): Hulk Hogan defeats Sid Justice by DQ; Randy Savage beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 6 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • Apr 6 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan, 71-51; back-to-back titles for Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Apr 9 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • Apr 9 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • Apr 10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • Apr 11 Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
  • Apr 12 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 12 56th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Fred Couples wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of 1976 champion Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 12 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
  • Apr 13 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • Apr 13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • Apr 15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • Apr 16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • Apr 18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • Apr 19 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Mike Hill
  • Apr 20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 Jack Wilshere, English footballer
  • Jan 19 Shawn Johnson, American artistic gymnast, born in Des Moines, Iowa

Person of interestNeymar

Feb 5 Neymar Jr., Brazilian soccer forward (world record transfer fee $263m FC Barcelona to PSG), born in Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo

Footballer Neymar
Footballer
Neymar
  • Feb 7 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
  • Feb 25 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics 1996), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Mar 22 Luke Freeman, English footballer

Person of interestKyrie Irving

Mar 23 Kyrie Irving, American basketball guard (2011 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Melbourne, Australia

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving
  • Apr 13 Mohammad Amir, Pakistani cricket bowler (5-year ban for spot-fixing), born in Changa Bangial, Pakistan
  • May 1 Matĕj Vydra, Czech Republic soccer striker (Derby County), born in Chotĕboř, Czech Republic
  • May 18 Josh Phelps, Soccer Player
  • May 25 Kendall Coyne Schofield, American hockey player (2018 Olympi Gold), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Jun 3 Mario Götze, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Memmingen, Germany
  • Jun 4 Earvin Johnson III, son of NBA forward Magic Johnson, born Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Jun 5 Emily Seebohm, Australian Swimmer
  • Jun 12 Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player (Barcelona), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun 15 Mohamed Salah, Egyptian soccer forward (Liverpool, Egypt), born in Gharbia, Egypt
  • Jun 18 Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics-66), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 23 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jul 1 Aaron Sanchez, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2016), born in Barstow, California
  • Jul 13 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • Jul 21 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater
  • Aug 11 Jose Ortiz Jr., Puerto Rican jockey (Belmont Stakes 2016), born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
  • Aug 26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
  • Oct 16 Bryce Harper, American baseball player (Washington Nationals), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 20 Danielle Kang, American golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 2017), born in San Francisco, California
  • Nov 5 Odell Beckham Jr., American NFL player (New York Giants), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Dec 30 Carson Wentz, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Raleigh, North Carolina

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Apr 18 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
Actress Halle Berry
Actress
Halle Berry

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 3 Ken Grieves, Australian cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • Jan 13 Josef Neckermann, German equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies at 79
  • Jan 17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • Jan 21 Champion Jack [William Thomas] Dupree, American boxer and pianist, dies at 81

Person of interestMel Hein

Jan 31 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), dies
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic bronze 1948/silver-52), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Gerrit Schulte, Dutch 6-day cyclist known as the "Crazy Cyclist", dies at 76
  • Feb 26 Jean R Yawkey, owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of a stroke at 83
  • Apr 1 Juanito, soccer star (Madrid Real 1977-87), dies at 37 in car crash
  • Apr 4 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • Apr 13 Walter Stuart Surridge, cricketeer (Capt of Surrey), dies at 74
  • May 6 Gaston Reiff, Belgian athlete (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 71
  • May 8 Gul Mahomed, Pakistani cricketer (8 Tests for India & one for Pakistan), dies at 70
  • May 12 Joe Burke, president (KC Royals), dies at 68, dies
  • May 14 Lyle Alzado, NFL defensive linesman (LA Raiders) and actor (Oceans of Fire, Hangfire), dies of cancer at 43
  • May 15 Jovy Marcelo, Filipino race car driver (b. 1965)
  • May 17 Warren Neal Boxer, dies of AIDS at 34
  • May 25 Danny Biasone, persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock, dies at 83
  • Jun 4 Carl Stotz, founder (baseball's little league), dies at 82
  • Jun 7 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • Jun 15 Eddie Lopat, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), dies at 73
  • Jun 15 Leo Halle, soccer goalie (Go Ahead, Orange), dies
  • Jun 19 Kitty Godfree, English tennis player (Olympic gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze-1920, 24), dies at 96
  • Jun 24 Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian & Test batsman of 30's), dies at 82
  • Jun 25 Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • Jun 28 Mikhail Tai, World chess champion (1960-61), dies at 55
  • Jul 7 Josy Barthel, Luxembourgish 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 65
  • Jul 13 Alex Wojciechowicz, NFLer (Philadelphia Eagles), dies at 76
  • Jul 16 "Gorgeous" George, [Arena], wrestler, dies at 84
  • Jul 16 Buck Buchanan, NFL defensive lineman (KC Chiefs), dies at 51
  • Jul 16 Johnny Martin, cricketer (NSW & Australian chinaman bowler), dies
  • Aug 1 Stanley Dudek, US platform diver (watershows), dies
  • Aug 8 Arthur Lang, American boxer and businessman, dies at 115
  • Aug 13 Clifford Allison, US stock-car racer, dies in an accident
  • Sep 1 Chick Harbert, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1954, Ryder Cup 1949, 55), dies of a cerebral haemorrhage at 77
  • Sep 5 Billy Herman, American baseball hall of fame second baseman and manager (Dodgers, Cubs), dies at 83
  • Sep 6 Pat Harder, American NFL fullback (Cardinals, Lions), dies at 70
  • Sep 7 Leo van der Kar, masseur/businessman/founder (Sports Fund), dies at 79
  • Sep 14 S A Banerjee, cricketer (1 Test for India 1948, no runs, 5 wkts), dies
  • Sep 20 K W Stackpole, cricketer (good Victorian batsman), dies
  • Sep 22 Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • Sep 23 Bernice Gera, American 1st female baseball umpire (1969 NY-Penn League), dies of cancer at 61
  • Oct 6 Bill O'Reilly, cricketer (great leggie, 774 wickets at 16 60), dies
  • Oct 22 Red Barber, sportscaster (Dodgers, Yankees), dies at 84
  • Oct 26 Dottie Green, female baseball player (Peaches), dies of cancer at 71
  • Oct 27 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (143 runs for WI, 35725 runs overall), dies at 62
  • Nov 5 Arpad Elo, Hungarian physicist (chess classification system), dies at 89
  • Nov 8 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, speed skater (Olympic silver 1952), dies
  • Nov 10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
  • Nov 14 Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
  • Nov 14 Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/"We go to Rome!"), dies
  • Dec 9 Carl Barger, baseball pres (Pittsburgh Pirates, Fla Marlins), dies at 62
  • Dec 10 Dan Maskell, English tennis commentator (b. 1908)
  • Dec 12 Jasu Patel, Indian cricketer (29 wkts for India, best 9-69 v Aust), dies at 68
  • Dec 16 Rinus Terlouw, Dutch soccer player/trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Dec 23 Cyril Walters, Welsh cricketer (11 Tests for England, 784 runs), dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Ted Croker, RAF-pilot/sect English soccer team (sponsoring), dies
  • Dec 28 Sal Maglie, American MLB pitcher (NY Giants, 8th best won-lost pct), dies at 75