On This Day

October 4, 1996 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport

  • Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles
  • Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi breaks record for fastest hundred in one-day cricket history; in first ODI innings, Afridi savages Sri Lanka for 102 in KCA Centenary Tournament match in Nairobi; reaches 100 in 37 balls

Weddings in Sport

Evander Holyfield

Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

Deaths in Sport

  • Silvio Piola, Italian soccer striker (34 caps, 30 goals; Lazio), dies at 83
1996 in Sport