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

Sports record brokenNBA 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

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 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

Person of interestGabriel 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

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