On This Day

December 1993 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Dec 1 St Louis Blues' Bob Berry coaches his 800th career NHL game, a 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto; also coached LA Kings, Montreal Canadiens & Pittsburgh Penguins

NBA Record

Dec 2 Houston Rockets score a 94-85 win over the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden, recording their 15th straight win to start the season; tie Washington Capitols' all-time NBA record 1948-49; streak ends next game

World Record

Dec 4 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.92 sec)

  • Dec 4 2nd SEC Championship Game: #9 Florida beats #16 Alabama, 28-13
  • Dec 5 82nd Davis Cup: Germany beats Australia in Dusseldorf (4-1)
  • Dec 11 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
  • Dec 28 John Maclean passes Kirk Muller as all-time NJ Devils scorer (521 pts)
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' Italian striker Roberto Baggio is named Europe's best football player ahead of Inter forward Dennis Bergkamp and Manchester United striker Eric Cantona

Birthdays in Sport

  • Dec 2 Kostas Stafylidis, Greek soccer left back (30 caps; 1899 Hoffenheim), born in Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece
  • Dec 13 Danielle Collins, American tennis player (World #8 2022; Australian Open 2022 runner-up), born in St. Petersburg, Florida

Gabriel Medina

Dec 22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo

  • Dec 31 Ryan Blaney, American auto racer (Daytona 500 2020 runner-up), born in Hartford Township, Trumbull County, Ohio

Weddings in Sport

Darryl Strawberry

Dec 3 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)

Boris Becker

Dec 17 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27); divorce in 2001

Deaths in Sport

  • Dec 9 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Joop Vervoort, Dutch soccer referee, dies at 61