On This Day

1993 in Sport (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 217

  • Jun 19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • Jun 20 47th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart

  • Jun 22 NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
  • Jun 25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 NY Met Eddie Murray is 20th to get 1,600 RBIs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL) center Alexandre Daigle first pick by Ottawa Senators

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Jim Colbert wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Jun 27 NY Met pitcher Anthony Young loses record 24th straight game
  • Jun 28 Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
  • Jun 28 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State)
  • Jul 2 Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, German Steffi Graf beats Czech Jana Novotná 7-6, 1-6, 6-4

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats fellow American Jim Courier 7-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-3 for his first of 7 Wimbledon titles

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 5 As' outfielder Rickey Henderson leads off both games of Oakland's doubleheader vs Cleveland with homers (first time since 1913)

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

  • Jul 6 England cricket batsman Graham Thorpe scores 114 on Test debut, in drawn 3rd Test v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • Jul 7 Lenny Dykstra hits bases loaded 2-run double to end Phillies 7, LA Dodgers 6 in 20 innings in Philadelphia

Sport awardUS Senior Golf Open

Jul 11 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus wins by 1 stroke ahead of Tom Weiskopf for his second US Senior title

  • Jul 11 Mike Smith aboard Sky Beauty wins the Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont to clinch thoroughbred racing's Triple Tiara for fillies
  • Jul 13 64th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-3 at Camden Yards, Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 All star MVP: Kirby Puckett (Minnesota Twins)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Jul 16 SF outfielder Darren Lewis sets record of 267 consecutive errorless games
  • Jul 17 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time, 51,596 km

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Golf, Royal St George's GC: Australian Greg Norman fires final round 64 (–6) to win his 2nd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Englishman Nick Faldo

Golfer Greg Norman
Golfer
Greg Norman
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jul 18 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (51,596 K)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Ian Botham

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jul 21 Angela Kennedy swims world record 50 m butterfly stroke (26.93)
  • Jul 22 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits his 200th HR
  • Jul 23 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • Jul 23 Chris Boardman bicycles world record 1 hour distance (52,270 km)
  • Jul 23 NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st
  • Jul 24 NY Met Anthony Young loses record 27th straight
  • Jul 25 31st Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats Australia in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 25 US Open Women's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: Lauri Merten fires a final round 68 (−4) to win her lone major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Donna Andrews and Helen Alfredsson
  • Jul 25 Tour de France: Spaniard Miguel Induráin makes it 3 straight Tour titles; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 25 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain wins 2nd title with 3-0 win over Australia; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-3 win against Nicole Provis
  • Jul 27 NBC TV awarded 1996 Olympic coverage for $456 million
  • Jul 27 NY Met Anthony Young wins ending his losing streak at 27 games
  • Jul 29 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • Jul 31 Toronto Blue Jays obtain future Baseball Hall of Fame OF Rickey Henderson from Oakland in exchange for minor leaguers Steve Karsay and Jose Herrera

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Aug 1 14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Aug 1 England wins the women's cricket World Cup for the first time since the inaugural event in 1973 with a 67 run victory over New Zealand at Lord's
  • Aug 2 Maryland investors led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos buy the Baltimore Orioles at auction in New York for $173m, nearly $50m more than ever paid for a baseball team
  • Aug 4 Tony Gwynn gets 6 hits in 11-10 win v Giants, 4th time this season the Padre has 5 or more hits; ties MLB record
  • Aug 11 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Aug 13 Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his #24
  • Aug 13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • Aug 14 Reggie Jackson Day - NY Yanks retire 13th # (#44)
  • Aug 15 75th PGA Championship Men's Golf, Inverness GC: Paul Azinger wins his first major title in a playoff with Greg Norman of Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Aug 19 34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5
  • Aug 19 Sally Gunnell runs women's world record 400m hurdles (52.74")
  • Aug 20 Colin Jackson runs world record 110m hurdles (12.91)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 23 Fred McGriff & David Justice are 6th to hit back-to-back HRs twice in same game

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • Aug 24 Padres scores 14 in 1st vs Cardinals

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 29 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), London Hunt GC: Brandie Burton wins in a playoff from Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Aug 29 93rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by John Harris
  • Aug 31 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-4 in 22 innings
  • Sep 1 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history
  • Sep 4 Penn State University plays its first football game in the Big 10, beating Minnesota 38-20; quarterback John Sacca throws 4 touchdown passes to Bobby Engram
  • Sep 4 New York Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott no-hits Cleveland Indians, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 4 Mats Wilander beats fellow Swede Mikael Pernfors in a US Open marathon 7-6, 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 6-4 in 4 hours, 1 minute; match ends at 2:26am

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • Sep 8 Baseball's proposed switch to a three-division format OKed in AL

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins 15th Grand Slam singles title, 3rd US title; beats Helena Suková 6-3, 6-3

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his second US title; beats Frenchman Cédric Pioline 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
  • Sep 16 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits
  • Sep 18 LA Mighty Ducks play their 1st NHL pre-season game against Penguins
  • Sep 19 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
  • Sep 22 Nolan Ryan, 46, pitches his last game
  • Sep 26 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: US beats Europe, 15-13; Davis Love III secures victory for the US beating Costantino Rocca at the 18th, 1 up
  • Sep 26 Cubs bat out of order against Pirates in 2nd inning
  • Sep 26 Indians win their last game at Cleveland Stadium, beating Brewers 6-4
  • Sep 26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 Dennis Martínez is 7th to win 100 games in AL & NL

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 1 In his first World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence Lennox Lewis beats fellow Londoner Frank Bruno by TKO in 7 at the National Stadium in Cardiff, Wales

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • Oct 3 Cleveland Indians play their final MLB game at Cleveland Stadium; lose 4-0 to Chicago White Sox Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 After 9 seasons & 3 Championships with the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan announces his retirement from the NBA; returns on March 18, 1995 and leads Bulls to another 3 NBA titles

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 13 Mighty Ducks win their 1st NHL game
  • Oct 13 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Atlanta Braves, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 20 Highest scoring World Series game Blue Jays 15, Phillies 14 in 4h14m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 21 Gary Kasparov defeats Nigel Short for chess championship

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • Oct 23 Blue Jays beat Philadelphia Phillies, 8-6 in Game 6 at the SkyDome, Toronto to retain Baseball World Series; Blue Jays infielder Paul Molitor MVP

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 23 Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a World Series winning walk-off home run against the Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Oct 25 Daryll Cullinan hits 337* for Transvaal, South African 1st-class cricket record
  • Oct 26 NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
  • Oct 26 NJ Devils lose 2-0 to Montreal, after winning 1st 7 games of 1993
  • Oct 30 Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
  • Oct 31 25 people killed during Ghana-Ivory Coast soccer match
  • Nov 1 After playing 12 Tests for Australia, fast bowler Michael Whitney plays his final day in 1st class cricket for NSW in a tour match loss v New Zealand in Newcastle
  • Nov 3 Defenseman Ken Daneyko sets New Jersey Devils 'Ironman' record by playing 322nd consecutive NHL game in 2-3 loss at LA Kings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 6 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 6 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; winners: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Nov 14 23rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Uta Pippig in 2:26:24
  • Nov 14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04

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