On This Day

Year 1994 in Sports History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 255

  • 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 14 Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617
  • May 14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London

Sport awardLPGA Championship

May 15 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Laura Davies of England wins her second major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Alice Ritzman

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 21 119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4

Jockey Pat Day
Jockey
Pat Day
  • May 21 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • May 22 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
  • May 24 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • May 27 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 28 Twin's Dave Winfield passes Rod Carew into 15th hit list (3,054)

Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • May 31 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
  • Jun 1 Indiana guard Reggie Miller drills an NBA Playoff record 5 three-pointers in the 4th quarter of the Pacers’ 93-86 win over host New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain beats Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 for her 2nd career Grand Slam title, and her 2nd French singles crown

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 for his second French title
  • Jun 6 Cricketer Brian Lara hits record 501 not out and 390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 7 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 10 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • Jun 11 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
  • Jun 13 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)

MLB 1st Baseman Don Mattingly
MLB 1st Baseman
Don Mattingly
  • Jun 14 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: New York Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 3-2 for a 4-3 series victory; Rangers end their record 54-year Championship drought
  • Jun 15 New York Giants cut Super Bowl XXI MVP quarterback Phil Simms after 15 years service with the NFL club

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 17 O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA police chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours before he eventually gives up (seen live on national TV)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jun 18 Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Ernie Els of South Africa wins on the second sudden-death hole to defeat Loren Roberts, after Colin Montgomerie was eliminated in an 18-hole playoff

Golfer Ernie Els
Golfer
Ernie Els
  • Jun 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 21 German tennis superstar Steffi Graf becomes first defending champion to lose in the 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to American Lorrie McNeal)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 22 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 22 Ken Griffey Jr. breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)

Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball Hall of Fame Outfielder
Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Jun 22 FIFA World Cup: USA beats Colombia 2-1 in round match at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 1st WC win since 1950
  • Jun 23 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • Jun 25 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder Rod Carew
Baseball Hall of Fame Infielder
Rod Carew

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 26 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: 1992 champion Dave Stockton wins by 6 strokes from Jim Albus

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Baseball Pitcher Dwight Gooden
Baseball Pitcher
Dwight Gooden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Jun 28 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) defenceman Ed Jovanovski first pick by Florida Panthers
  • Jun 29 NBA Draft: Purdue small forward Glenn Robinson first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jun 30 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
  • Jun 30 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 US Ice Skating Federation bars Tonya Harding for life

Figure Skater Tonya Harding
Figure Skater
Tonya Harding

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 2 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby

Sport awardWimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jul 3 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh of Australia and Jim Albus
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
  • Jul 6 CFL American expansion Shreveport Pirates lose game, 40-10 at the Ottawa Rough Riders; fold 1995
  • Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 Jeff Gillooly sentenced to 2 years for attack on Nancy Kerrigan

Figure Skater Nancy Kerrigan
Figure Skater
Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jul 13 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates lose first CFL home game, 35-34 to the Toronto Argonauts at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe claims the second of his 3 major titles and only Claret Jug; wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties; 0-0 after extra time
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • Jul 20 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 23 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes GC: American Tom Wargo wins by 2 strokes from Bob Charles and Doug Dalziel
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 24 US Open Women's Golf, Indianwood G & CC: Patty Sheehan wins her second title in 3 years, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Tammie Green; 5th of her 6 major titles

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 24 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Spain retains title with 3-0 win over US; Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinches victory with 6-2, 6-1 win over Lindsay Davenport
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • Jul 31 28th Curtis Cup Women's Golf, The Honors Course: US and GB & Ireland draw, 9-9

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jul 31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton
Baseball Pitcher
Steve Carlton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Aug 12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • Aug 12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Southern Hills CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 6 strokes from American Corey Pavin
  • Aug 14 British Open Women's Golf, Woburn, Duke's Course: Liselotte Neumann wins by 3 strokes from fellow Swede Annika Sörenstam; first LPGA sanctioned Open
  • Aug 20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
  • Aug 22 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • Aug 28 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 1 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 2 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France
  • Sep 3 Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA football record 7 touchdown passes in the first half as the Gators roll to a 70-21 drubbing of New Mexico State

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