1992 in Sport (Part 3)

Events in Sport

Events 201 - 300 of 320

  • Aug 5 Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 6 Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American to win in three straight Olympics, capturing the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division in Barcelona
  • Aug 7 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors

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Aug 7 The Orlando Magic signs NBA No. 1 draft pick Shaquille O'Neal

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Aug 7 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics

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Aug 8 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Aug 8 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 Germany goes through the hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • Aug 8 Fermín Cacho wins Spain's first ever Olympic gold medal in a running event when he takes out the 1,500m at the Barcelona Games
  • Aug 9 Florence Descampe wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mt
  • Aug 9 Last day of Test Cricket for David Gower
  • Aug 9 Future 6-weight boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya of the US beats German Marco Rudolph on points to win the lightweight gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 9 Cuban boxer Félix Savón wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic heavyweight gold medals when he dominates Nigerian David Izonritei on points at the Barcelona Games
  • Aug 11 Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game

  • Aug 15 Striker Brian Deane scores both goals for Sheffield United in a season-opening 2-1 home win over Manchester United at Bramall Lane; first of Deane's goals is the first in EPL's inaugural season

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 16 PGA Championship, Bellerive CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 3 from John Cook, Nick Faldo, Jim Gallagher & Gene Sauers

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Aug 16 British Williams driver Nigel Mansell finishes second in Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship
  • Aug 17 Kevin Gross of Dodgers tosses only 9-inning no-hitter of season, a 2-0
  • Aug 19 Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)
  • Aug 19 Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia
  • Aug 23 Kris Tschetter wins LPGA Northgate Computer Golf Classic
  • Aug 23 Dennis Eckersley, who previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), is 1st pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
  • Aug 24 Cleveland Browns suffer their worst preseason loss, 56-3, to Vikings
  • Aug 27 CFL revokes BC Lions franchise
  • Aug 28 Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
  • Aug 30 92nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Justin Leonard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 In his record 115th and final US Open singles match, Jimmy Connors is beaten by Ivan Lendl 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in a 2nd-round night match

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 5 Dan O'Brien sets world record decathlon (8891 pts)
  • Sep 7 Baseball commissioner Faye Vincent resigns

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 7 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Sep 8 Danny Tartabull has 9 RBIs as Yanks beat Orioles 16-4
  • Sep 9 1st time Baltimore Orioles draw 3 million fans at home
  • Sep 9 MLB player Robin Yount, is 17th to reach 3,000 hits
  • Sep 10 Bud Selig becomes interm commissioner of baseball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Stefan Edberg beats Michael Chang 6-7, 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 in the longest match in US Open history (5 hours, 26 minutes)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles retains her title; beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Sep 13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg retains his title; beats Pete Sampras 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Sep 17 NFL decides to suspend World League Football

  • Sep 19 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)

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Sep 19 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • Sep 20 Colleen Walker wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 23 Bill Comrie purchases BC Lions from CFL
  • Sep 23 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period
  • Sep 24 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • Sep 24 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history

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Sep 25 Sparky Anderson ties Hughie Jennings as Detroit's winningest manager

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Sep 26 Jimmy Connors beats Martina Navratilova, 7-5, 6-3
  • Sep 26 1st time a positional player pitches for NY Mets, Phil Pecota, in 19-2 lose to Pirates
  • Sep 27 LA Dodgers for 1st time in history clinch last place
  • Sep 27 Nancy Scranton wins Los Coyotes LPGA Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 Pittsburgh Pirates win their 3rd straight NL East title
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's win AL West title
  • Sep 29 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
  • Sep 29 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 KC Royal George Brett gets 4 hits to become 18th to get 3,000 hits

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Oct 1 Gil Stein officially becomes only the 5th president in the NHL's 75 year history; serves for just one year before the title changed to “commissioner”
  • Oct 3 Atlanta Braves end season with 1-0 victory v San Diego Padres at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium for franchise record 98th MLB win (old record 95 in 1957)

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Oct 4 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Oct 7 Tampa Bay Lightning become 1st NHL expansion team to win opener (7-2)
  • Oct 8 Ottawa Senators 1st NHL game

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Oct 11 Deion Sanders, plays for Atlanta Falcons (NFL) & Braves (Baseball)

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Oct 12 Brett "Hitman" Hart beats Ric Flair for WWF heavyweight title
  • Oct 12 Wash Redskin Art Monk sets NFL record with 820th reception
  • Oct 14 Toronto Blue Jays beats Oakland A's to win their 1st AL pennant
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 17 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
  • Oct 18 1st non-US team to win a World Series Game; Toronto 5, Atlanta 4
  • Oct 18 Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham sets NFL quarterback scramble record of 3,683
  • Oct 20 1st World Series game outside of US - Toronto beats Atlanta
  • Oct 22 Atlanta, becomes 1st US team to win a World Series game out of US
  • Oct 24 Toronto beats Braves, 4-3 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their first Baseball World Series; Toronto catcher Pat Borders MVP
  • Oct 24 10th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats Great Britain 10-6
  • Oct 25 Rene Lachemann hired as Fla Marlins 1st manager
  • Oct 27 Don Baylor appointed 1st manager of Colorado Rockies
  • Oct 31 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Gulfstream Park; winners: A P Indy, Fraise, Gilded Time, Liza, Lure, Paseana, Thirty Slews
  • Nov 1 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • Nov 1 NY Jets wide receiver Al Toon becomes 10th NFL player to make a reception in 100 straight games; Jets beat Miami Dolphins, 26-24 at The Meadowlands
  • Nov 4 NY Giants announce they will quit WNEW Radio after 32 years for WOR
  • Nov 4 NY Jets announce they are moving from WABC to WFAN radio
  • Nov 5 "Revenge Match of the 20th century" Bobby Fisher defeats Boris Spassky to with Chess title in Belgrade
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • Nov 7 4th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 54-7 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Nigel Mansell in a Williams crashes during the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 52 points; Mansell won record 9 GPs during the season
  • Nov 12 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is reinstated for 8th time

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings

  • Nov 15 Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
  • Nov 15 42nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Alan Kulwicki wins
  • Nov 17 Blue Jay Nigel Wilson is 1st pick of Marlins in expansion draft

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Nov 20 Home crowd favourite Boris Becker claims his 2nd ATP Tour World Championship tennis title beating American Jim Courier 6–4, 6–3, 7–5 in the final in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Nov 21 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
  • Nov 21 Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
  • Nov 21 Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
  • Nov 22 Sandra Volker swims world record 50m backstroke (28.57 sec)
  • Nov 22 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova for the second consecutive year to win WTA Tour Championship 7–5, 6–3, 6–1 in NYC; her 3rd straight end of season title
  • Nov 26 57th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 CFL Grey Cup, SkyDome, Toronto: Calgary Stampeders beat Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 24-10: MVP QB Doug Flutie, 33 of 49 for 480 yards, 2 TDs

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