1994 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 251

  • Jan 1 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
  • Jan 1 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
  • Jan 1 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
  • Jan 1 23rd Fiesta Bowl: #16 Arizona beats #10 Miami, 29-0
  • Jan 1 60th Orange Bowl: #1 Florida State beats #2 Nebraska, 18-16
  • Jan 5 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • Jan 5 Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • Jan 5 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
  • Jan 6 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • Jan 6 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • Jan 6 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
  • Jan 12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 13 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 14 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Jan 22 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers

  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • Jan 25 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jan 30 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • Jan 30 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 82nd Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-0, 6-2

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Feb 6 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 6 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 8 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432
  • Feb 12 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
  • Feb 13 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
  • Feb 14 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Feb 18 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • Feb 19 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 20 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (156.931 MPH)
  • Feb 23 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
  • Feb 24 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
  • Feb 25 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
  • Feb 27 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 6 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • Mar 13 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 13 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • Mar 13 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • Mar 13 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • Mar 17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 20 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)
  • Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev
  • Mar 23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • Mar 27 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Mar 29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • Mar 29 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Mar 30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • Apr 3 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Apr 3 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 4 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ark Razorbacks beats Duke 76-72
  • Apr 4 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on opening
  • Apr 4 LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment
  • Apr 5 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • Apr 7 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Apr 8 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
  • Apr 8 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
  • Apr 9 147th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard Miinnehoma wins
  • Apr 10 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 14 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • Apr 17 55th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Jim Colbert for his 4th Seniors major title
  • Apr 17 Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:15 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:21:45
  • Apr 18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record
  • Apr 19 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Apr 22 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Apr 24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • Apr 24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • Apr 27 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • Apr 27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • May 4 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 6 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • May 7 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • May 7 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
  • May 8 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • May 8 Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
  • May 15 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
  • May 16 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
  • May 18 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • May 19 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jan 1 He Kexin, Chinese gymnast
  • Jan 21 Laura Robson, Tennis Player
  • Feb 25 Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player (Wimbledon 2014 runner-up), born in Montreal, Canada
  • Feb 27 Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
  • May 21 Tom Daley, English diver
  • May 25 Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman, American gymnast (two-time Olympic medalist, Fierce Five, Final Five), born in Needham, Massachusetts
  • Sep 12 Elina Svitolina, Ukrainian tennis player (WTA Finals champion 2018), born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Nov 30 Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder
  • Dec 8 Raheem Sterling, British-Jamaican football player (Manchester City, English national team), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Soccer great Pele (53) weds psychologist Assiria Seixas Lemos (36)

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele
  • Dec 10 Former Senate Majority Leader Mitchell (61) weds sports marketing executive Heather MacLachlan (35) at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in New York City

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 5 Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator (BBC radio commentator & cake connoisseur), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (12 perfect inning game), dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Charles "Chub" Feeney, baseball pres (National League), dies at 72
  • Jan 17 Klaas Peereboom, Dutch sports reporter (Het Parool), dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), dies at 75
  • Jan 20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • Jan 29 Ulrike Maier, olympic skier, breaks neck during world cup skiing at 26
  • Feb 5 Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
  • Feb 9 Bud Wilkinson, American college football coach (Oklahoma), dies at 77
  • Feb 11 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, dies at 47
  • Feb 11 Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23
  • Feb 19 Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19
  • Feb 20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49
  • Feb 25 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (170 wickets for South Africa in 37 Tests), dies

Person of interestJersey Joe

Feb 25 Jersey Joe Walcott, boxer, dies at 80

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Mar 3 Bob Crisp, cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 20 wickets at 37 35), dies
  • Mar 9 Eddie Creatchman, Canadian wrestler manager (b. 1928)
  • Mar 13 Murt [Edward James] O'Donoghue, New Zealand snooker player (1st witnessed 147 break), dies at 93
  • Apr 7 Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic footballer and politician (Minister of Finance), dies at 70
  • Apr 15 John Curry, English figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), dies of AIDS at 44
  • Apr 30 Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian race car driver, dies in crash at 31

Person of interestAyrton Senna

May 1 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (3-time world F1 champion), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • May 12 Xenophon Balaskas, South Africa cricketer (9 Tests for South Africa, 22 wkts), dies at 83
  • May 13 Duncan Hamilton, driver, dies at 74
  • May 19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • May 21 Cliff Wilson, snooker player, dies at 60
  • May 22 Norman Read, New Zealand 50K walker (Olympic gold 1956), dies at 62
  • May 28 Julius Boros, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1968, US Open 1952, 63), dies of heart attack at 74
  • May 30 Agostino Di Bartolomei, Italian footballer (b. 1955)
  • May 31 Doug Freeman, cricketer (2 Tests of leg-spin for NZ 1933), dies
  • Jun 3 Jack Cowie, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 45 wkts at 21 53), dies
  • Jun 20 Bram Koopmans, cyclist/coach, dies at 78
  • Jul 2 Andrés Escobar, Colombian soccer defender (51 caps, World Cup own goal vs US), dies of a gunshot wound at 27

Person of interestLew Hoad

Jul 3 Lewis Alan "Lew" Hoad, tennis star (Wimbledon 1953, 56), dies of a heart attack at 59

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Jul 9 Bill Mosienko, Ukrainian-Canadian National Hockey League player, dies at 72
  • Jul 10 Otto Bonsema, soccer star/trainer (GVAV, Veendam), dies at 84
  • Jul 12 Henk Terlingen, radio/TV-host (Sport in Image), dies at 52
  • Jul 16 Madzy Rollin Couquerque, tennis star/international hockey, dies at 91
  • Jul 17 Jean Borotra, French tennis player (Wimbledon 1924, 26), dies at 95
  • Jul 24 Wangila Napunyi, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988), dies at 26
  • Jul 30 Theo van Scheltinga, skater, dies at 80
  • Aug 5 Amy Sacks, producer (ABC sports, Disney), dies of Lupus at 39
  • Aug 5 Terry Hibbitt, soccer star, dies at 47
  • Aug 10 Kay Petre, early racing driver, dies at 91
  • Aug 15 Simon R Naoli, Tanzanian marathoner, dies in an accident at 28
  • Aug 15 Wout Wagtmans, cyclist (Rome-Naples-Rome 1957), dies at 64
  • Aug 17 Jack Sharkey [Joseph Paul Zukauskas], American boxer and world heavyweight boxing champion, dies at 91
  • Aug 29 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator, dies at 74
  • Sep 1 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • Sep 2 Detlef Macha, German DR cyclist (5x world champ), dies at 35
  • Sep 3 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70
  • Sep 8 Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, dies at 93
  • Sep 8 Rex Alston, cricketer (distinguished BBC commentator), dies
  • Sep 17 Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40
  • Sep 23 Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), dies of mitral valve prolapse and stroke at 78
  • Sep 29 Don Watson, race car driver, dies in an accident at 46
  • Oct 9 Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
  • Oct 9 Raich Carter, footballer, dies at 80
  • Oct 15 Hannes Wustinger, Austrian race car driver, dies at 29
  • Oct 17 Augustus John "Gus" Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
  • Oct 20 Sergei F Bondartsjoek, actor and director (Waterloo), dies at 74
  • Nov 12 Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (3 Olympic gold 100/200/4x100m 1960), dies of brain cancer at 54
  • Nov 16 David Rayner, cyclist, dies
  • Nov 22 Charles Fortune, South African cricket commentator, dies
  • Dec 1 Hugh Chilvers, Australian cricketer (151 wickets leg-spin for NSW 1928-37), dies at 92
  • Dec 7 J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1939)
  • Dec 10 Alexander Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
  • Dec 15 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), dies at 87
  • Dec 27 Peter May, English cricketer (4537 runs-Eng 1951-61), dies at 64

Person of interestWoody Strode

Dec 31 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), dies of lung cancer at 80

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode