1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 250

  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • Jan 1 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Jan 2 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Jan 2 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • Jan 2 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 8 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jan 11 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
  • Jan 11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jan 13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 15 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • Jan 17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jan 27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • Jan 28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Women's Australian Open: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • Feb 10 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 12 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
  • Feb 12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12 Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 18 Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
  • Feb 18 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 18 Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 4 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Mar 4 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • Mar 9 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 12 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 12 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 12 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • Mar 12 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Mar 19 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
  • Mar 19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
  • Mar 19 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 26 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
  • Mar 28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 31 Bombay beat Punjab on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 31 Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike
  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 2 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • Apr 2 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Jason Titley aboard Royal Athlete wins
  • Apr 9 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 14 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas
  • Apr 22 1995 NFL Draft: Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 23 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
  • Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 30 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • May 3 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 5 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • May 6 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • May 6 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • May 7 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 9 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • May 10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris

Sports record brokenNHL Record

May 12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Sport awardGolf Major

May 14 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 21 Christa Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • May 23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • May 24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 28 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Weddings in Sport

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Tennis star Yannick Noah (34) weds Victoria's Secret model Heather Stewart-Whyte (25) in France

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Yannick Noah
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Yannick Noah
  • Apr 22 "Extra" TV co-host Arthel Neville (32) weds Carolina Panther running back Derrick Lassic (25) at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar (22) weds pediatrician Anjali Mehta (28)

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Jun 10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Sep 9 Ice Skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41)

Divorces in Sport

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 17 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (47) divorces Laura Cwikowski after nearly 8 years of marriage

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

Deaths in Sport

  • Jan 2 Graham Sharp, ice skater, dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • Jan 18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (b. 1937)
  • Jan 21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • Jan 26 Vic Buckingham, English soccer player/trainer (Ajax), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympics-gold-1948), dies at 77
  • Jan 30 George H Poyser, English soccer player (Manchester City), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 John Smith, English chairman of Liverpool F.C. (1973-90), dies at 74
  • Feb 2 Fred Perry, English tennis star (Wimbledon 1934-36), dies at 85
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • Mar 5 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Ruud van den Hende, Dutch sports reporter, dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Leon Day, pitcher (Negro Leagues), dies of heart failure at 78

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer, dies at 86

  • Mar 20 Merv Harvey, cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies
  • Mar 23 Davie Cooper, soccer star, dies at 39
  • Mar 30 Graham Anthony Richard Lock, cricketer, dies at 65
  • Mar 30 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, dies at 65
  • Apr 1 Johnny Nicholss, footballer, dies at 63
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90
  • Apr 3 Harvey Pennick, golfer/teacher, dies at 89
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • Apr 17 A R A (Anton) Murray, cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies
  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 23 Howard Cosell, sportscaster (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • Apr 23 John Stennis, (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • Apr 28 Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • May 6 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • May 9 Percy Mansell, cricketer (355 runs in 13 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 13 Cecil Marley, cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies
  • May 25 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)
  • May 30 Bobby Stokes, soccer star, dies at 44
  • May 30 Ted Drake [Edward Joseph Drake], English footballer, dies at 82
  • May 31 Tim Mara, owner (NY Giants), dies at 59
  • Jun 9 Charles Rowe, cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • Jun 23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
  • Jun 24 Inshan Ali, cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies
  • Jul 1 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricketer (leading Test scorer with 3471), dies
  • Jul 3 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929)
  • Jul 4 Richard "Pancho" Gonzalez, tennis great, dies of stomach cancer at 67
  • Jul 15 Eddie J Bush, golf professional, dies at 83
  • Jul 16 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing Driver, dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Jul 19 James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71
  • Jul 21 Jon Boulle, motorcyclist, dies at 59
  • Jul 22 Harold Larwood, cricket (98 wkts bowling for Engl 1926-34), dies at 91
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, baseball manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American baseball great (NY Yankees), dies of cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Aug 20 William Kennedy, baseball player, dies at 76
  • Aug 21 Ken Rickards, West Indies cricketer (104 runs at 34 66 for WI 1948-52), dies at 71
  • Aug 21 Len Martin, sports broadcaster, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 John Killan Houston Brunner, British sci-fi writer, dies at 60
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • Sep 10 Molly Mary Hyde, cricketer, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Keith Odor, racing Driver, dies at 33
  • Sep 13 Harold Sheperdson, soccer Trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, footballer, dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Louis Meyer, Indie 500 racer (3 wins), dies at 91
  • Oct 9 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • Oct 10 Edward Gill, baseball player, dies at 100
  • Oct 13 Golfredo Corradetti, conductor, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • Oct 26 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies
  • Nov 2 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • Nov 2 Sal Gliatto, baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 20 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Oly-gold), dies of heart attack at 28
  • Nov 23 Frank Hammond, tennis umpire, dies of ALS at 66
  • Nov 27 Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicketkeeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • Dec 14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • Dec 23 Gabrielle Keiller, collector and golfer, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies