On This Day

1995 in Sport

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 253

  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba (312) & Ravi Sehgal (216) put on an Indian 1st-class record opening partnership 464 in Delhi's innings & 310 run win over Himachal Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy cricket match in 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
  • Jan 5 Bill Fitch becomes the 5th coach in NBA history to register 850 career victories with the LA Clippers' 95-93 home win over Philadelphia 76'ers at the LA Memorial Sports Arena

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' coach Lenny Wilkens passes the legendary Red Auerbach to become the NBA's all-time winningest coach, with 939 career victories; Hawks beat Washington, 112-90 at the Omni

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Boris Becker beats Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 for a 2-0 win, and Germany's second title

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jan 7 Larry Brown posts his 500th career NBA coaching victory, following the Indiana Pacers' 88-83 road win at the Houston Rockets

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 (based in Alabama) granted CFL franchise, experiment only lasts one season
  • 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 14 Vinny Pazienza beats Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán in a 12-round unanimous decision in a super middleweight bout in Atlantic City; 2nd time in 6 months Pazienza wears down 43-year-old Duran in a high profile pay-pay-view bout

  • Jan 15 AFC Championship, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship, Candlestick Park, SF: 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
  • Jan 25 Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 5-1 in the first NHL game in their new home, the United Center; defenseman Chris Chelios leads scoring with a goal and 2 assists
  • Jan 26 With a record 6,254,427 ballots cast by fans in NBA All-Star Voting, Detroit's Grant Hill becomes the first rookie to lead all NBA players in All-Star votes received, earning #1 on 1,289,585 ballots
  • 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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 Australian Open Women's tennis: Mary Pierce of France beats Spain's Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-2 for her 1st career Grand Slam title and her only Australian singles title

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX, Joe Robbie Stadium, Miami, FL: San Francisco 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26; MVP: Steve Young, SF, QB

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 29 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st of 4 Australian titles; beats fellow American 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
  • Feb 1 Zimbabwe batsmen Andy (156) & Grant Flower (201) set world record brotherly stand of 269 to propel Zimbabwe to first ever victory in Test cricket in 1st Test against Pakistan in Harare

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 1 Utah Jazz guard John Stockton passes Magic Johnson's all-time NBA assists mark of 9,221, in a 129-98 win over the Denver Nuggets at the Delta Centre in Salt Lake City

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 4 Australian cricketer Dean Jones completes 324* for Victoria v South Australia
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 41-13; MVP: Marshall Faulk, Indianapolis Colts, RB, HI

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
Cricketer
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, America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ: West beats East, 139-112; MVP: Mitch Richmond, Sacramento Kings, SG

  • 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 19 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital
  • Mar 2 Joe Mullen becomes 2nd NHL player to appear in 300 NHL games with 3 different teams when he plays for the Penguins in a 6-3 loss in Buffalo; Pittsburgh 379, St. Louis 301, Calgary 345

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 Ice Dance Championship at Birmingham UK won by Gritshuk & Platov (RUS)
  • 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 18 In a final round title decider, England beats Scotland, 24-12 at Twickenham to claim the Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup
  • 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

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 26 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Lee Janzen wins by a stroke ahead of runner-up Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Mar 26 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Nanci Bowen wins her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Susie Redman; her sole LPGA Tour victory
  • Mar 28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield

Sport awardDavis Cup

Mar 31 Second time in tennis history, world #1 and #2 ranked players play in the same Davis Cup team; Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi score victories in US quarter-final win against Italy in Palermo

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Wankhede Stadium, Bombay: Bombay (Sanjay Manjrekar 224 in 6/690) beats Punjab (Vikram Rathour 177 in 372) on 1st innings
  • Mar 31 Federal judge Sonia Sotomayor of US District Court in NYC issues an injunction against Major League Baseball owners in move that effectively ends 232-day strike
  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 1 Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 12.94 seconds in 2-1 win at Everton
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee, 70-64; Huskies' first NCAA title, completing first undefeated season since 1986 Texas

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 2 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: 2-time champion Jack Nicklaus wins with birdie on 3rd playoff hole against Isao Aoki

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

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 2 WrestleMania XI, Hartford Civic Centre, CT: NFL linebacker 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 beats Arkansas, 89-78; Bruins' 11th national title
  • 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: Irish rider Jason Titley wins aboard 40/1 outsider Royal Athlete; trainer Jenny Pitman's second GN victory
  • Apr 9 59th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ben Crenshaw wins his 2nd Masters title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Davis Love III
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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 claims 3rd straight title in 2:09:22; Uta Pippig of Germany wins 2nd consecutive women's event 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 NFL Draft: Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 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
  • May 1 Montreal Canadiens lose 2-0 at Buffalo to miss Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in 25 years
  • 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 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 awardLPGA Championship

May 14 LPGA Championship, DuPont CC: Kelly Robbins wins her only major title by 1 stroke from defending champion Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Birthdays in Sport

  • Feb 10 Lexi Thompson, American golfer (ANA Inspiration 2014), born in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Feb 17 Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • Feb 23 Andrew Wiggins, Canadian basketball small forward (2014 NBA Draft: #1 pick Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • May 10 Missy Franklin, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 2012, 16), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 5 P.V. [Pusarla Venkata] Sindhu, Indian badminton player, first Indian woman to win a silver medal (2016), born in Hyderabad, India
  • Jul 7 Ko Jin-young, South Korean golfer (ANA Inspiration, Evian C'ship 2019), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 10 Ada Hegerberg, Norwegian football striker (first women's Ballon d'Or winner), born in Molde, Norway
  • Jul 14 Kim Hyo-joo, South Korean golfer (Evian C'ship 2014), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jul 20 Shaquem Griffin, American one-handed NFL player (Sea Hawks), born in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Jul 22 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois
  • Sep 17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas
  • Nov 3 Kelly Catlin, American road cyclist (Olympic silver 2016, World C'ship gold 2016-18), born in St, Paul, Minnesota (d. 2019)
  • Nov 15 Karl-Anthony Towns, American basketball center (2015 NBA Draft: #1 pick Minnesota Timberwolves), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Nov 23 Ariya Jatanugarn, Thai golfer (British Open 2016, US Open 2018), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dec 31 Gabby Douglas, American gymnast (2012 Olympic champion), born in Newport News, Virginia

Weddings in Sport


LoveWedding 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

LoveWedding 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 7 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster, author (3-time British champion), dies at 83
  • Jan 8 Carlos Monzon, [El Macho], Argentine medium weight boxing champ (1970-77), dies at 52
  • Jan 18 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), dies at 57
  • 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 (Olympic 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 player/broadcaster (8-time Grand Slam singles winner), dies of broken ribs at 85
  • Feb 4 Roel Wiersma, Dutch soccer star (PSV), dies at 62
  • Feb 4 Godfrey Brown, British athlete, 4 X 400m runner (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 79
  • Feb 28 Keith Rigg, cricketer (8 Tests for Australia 1931-37), dies
  • Mar 5 Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, dies at 42
  • 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 interestFlorence Chadwick

Mar 15 Florence Chadwick, American swimmer, dies at 86

  • Mar 20 Merv Harvey, Australian cricketer (scored 12 & 31 in Test Aus v Eng 46-47), dies at 76
  • 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 Nichols, English football player, dies at 63
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), dies of degenerative arthritis at 90
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • Apr 17 Anton Murray, South African cricketer (289 runs & 11 wkts in 10 Tests), dies at 72
  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 21 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • 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 5 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian influential world chess champion, dies at 83
  • 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 Robert Marley, Jamaican cricketer (WICBC pres 1971-74, Jamaican capt 1946), dies at 85
  • 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
  • Jun 9 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • Jun 10 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • Jun 24 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies at 45
  • Jul 1 Bruce Mitchell, South African cricket opening batsman (42 Tests), dies at 86
  • Jul 3 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), dies at 65
  • 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, Argentine auto racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), dies of kidney failure at 84
  • Jul 17 Herbert Hippauf, baseball player, dies at 56
  • Jul 18 Fabio Casartelli, Italian cyclist (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 24
  • 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, England cricket fast bowler (21 Tests, Bodyline Series v Australia 1932-33), dies at 90
  • Jul 27 Rick Ferrell, American baseball Hall of Fame catcher, dies at 89
  • Aug 2 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • Aug 3 Harry Craft, American MLB baseball player and manager, dies at 80
  • Aug 4 Dick Bartell, baseball player, dies at 87

Person of interestMickey Mantle

Aug 13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (1956 Triple Crown, 20-time All Star), dies of liver cancer at 63

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Aug 20 Von McDaniel, American 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 21 Manfred Donike, German cyclist and chemist drug test pioneer, dies at 61
  • Aug 23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, dies at 76
  • Aug 25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • Sep 3 Alex Brown, English snooker player, dies at 87
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • Sep 10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, 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 road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 20 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, Welsh 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 interestBobby Riggs

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, Pakistani cricketer (8 not out in 1 inn for Pak 1956), dies at 66
  • Nov 2 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International, dies at 58
  • Nov 2 Sal Gliatto, American baseball player, dies at 93
  • Nov 10 Clairmonte Depeiaza, West Indian cricketer (world record partnership v Aust 1955), dies at 67
  • Nov 20 Sergei Grinkov, figure skater (Olympic 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 28 Brunhilde Hendrix, German relay runner (Olympic silver 1960), dies at 57
  • Nov 30 Hopper Levett, Kent cricket wicket-keeper (1930-47, Test 1934), dies
  • Dec 5 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), dies of heart attack at 70
  • Dec 14 Rob Harris, sky surfer, dies while skydiving at 28
  • Dec 23 Gabrielle Keiller, Scottish art collector, golfer, archaeological photographer, dies at 87
  • Dec 25 Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies