Events in Sport in 1982

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  • Jan 1 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
  • Jan 1 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
  • Jan 1 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
  • Jan 1 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
  • Jan 2 Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
  • Jan 2 "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
  • Jan 3 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 3 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 10 "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
  • Jan 10 Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 10 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
  • Jan 10 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 13 Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Jan 20 Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
  • Jan 21 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
  • Jan 24 Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
  • Jan 26 Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
  • Jan 27 Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • Jan 27 West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 29 Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
  • Jan 29 Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
  • Jan 31 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • Jan 31 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
  • Jan 31 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Feb 7 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 8 Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
  • Feb 9 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 12 Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 13 Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
  • Feb 14 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Feb 15 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), begins streak of 63 consecutive free throw
  • Feb 17 Commencement of Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket match, v England
  • Feb 20 NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 21 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Bent Tree Ladies Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Feb 24 Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • Feb 24 Wayne Gretzky scores NHL-record 78th goal of season en route to 92

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 27 Dan Issel (NBA-Nuggets), hits on 63rd consecutive free throw
  • Feb 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Arizona Copper Golf Classic
  • Mar 2 60th hat trick in Islander history-Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 5 Gaylord Perry (with 297 wins) signs with Seattle Mariners
  • Mar 6 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • Mar 6 23rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Kentucky, 48-46
  • Mar 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
  • Mar 7 NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time
  • Mar 7 29th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: North Carolina beats Virginia, 47-45
  • Mar 10 Salim Malik scores 100 in 2nd inning of Test Cricket debut (v SL)
  • Mar 13 Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)

  • Mar 13 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak (USA)
  • Mar 13 Elaine Zayak, lands 6 triple jumps to win world skating championship
  • Mar 14 Sally Little wins LPGA Olympia Gold Golf Classic
  • Mar 14 Sidath Wettimuny scores Sri Lanka's 1st Test Cricket century
  • Mar 21 Jerry Pate celebrates golf win by jumping into the water hazard

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 21 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 25 Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st NHL to score 200 points in a season
  • Mar 27 Imran takes 14-116 for cricket match v Sri Lanka at Lahore
  • Mar 28 1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62
  • Mar 28 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 28 Last AIAW Women's Basketball Championship, Rutgers beat Texas 83-77 in Philadelphia
  • Mar 29 44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62
  • Apr 2 In exhibition game A's pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15" toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
  • Apr 3 Buffalo Sabre Gil Perrault scores his 1,000th NHL point
  • Apr 3 136th Grand National: Mr. Dick Saunders aboard Grittar wins
  • Apr 4 11th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Sally Little
  • Apr 6 Largest crowd ever to see a baseball game in Minn 52,279
  • Apr 8 Tracy Caulkins, 19, wins her 36th US swimming title
  • Apr 9 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • Apr 10 LA Kings losing 5-0 to Edmonton in 3rd period, win in OT 6-5
  • Apr 11 46th Masters Golf Tournament: Craig Stadler wins, shooting a 284
  • Apr 18 Atlanta Braves win record 11th straight opening game (beat Astros)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 18 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA CPC Women's Golf International

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Apr 19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • Apr 19 Rosie Ruiz, marathon race cheater, arrested for forgery
  • Apr 20 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to win 1st 12 games of the season
  • Apr 21 Atlanta Braves win their 13th straight game
  • Apr 22 Atlanta Braves lose after winning 1st 13 games of season
  • Apr 24 Cards win 12th game in a row; 7-4 over Phillies

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 25 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Orlando Lady Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Apr 26 Gene Michael becomes NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • Apr 27 1982 NFL Draft: Kenneth Sims from University of Texas first pick by New England Patriots
  • Apr 30 Atlanta Braves win record 12th straight from beginning of season
  • May 1 108th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye on Gato Del Sol wins in 2:02.4
  • May 2 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
  • May 4 Twins rookie outfielder Jim Eisenreich, who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome, removes himself, due to taunts from Red Sox bleacher fans
  • May 4 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 0
  • May 6 Seattle Mariner Gaylord Perry becomes 15th pitcher to win 300 games
  • May 6 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 7 Federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing
  • May 7 Oakland Raiders to move to LA
  • May 9 Sally Little wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 12 FC Barcelona of Spain win 22nd European Cup Winner's Cup against Standard Liège of Belgium 2-1 in Barcelona
  • May 13 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
  • May 15 107th Preakness: Jack Kaenel aboard Aloma's Ruler wins in 1:55.4
  • May 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
  • May 16 Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games
  • May 18 Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
  • May 23 Cathy Morse wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic
  • May 25 Ferguson Jenkins becomes 7th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters
  • May 26 26th European Cup: Aston Villa beats Bayern Munich 1-0 at Rotterdam
  • May 27 New owners purchase NHL Colorado Rockies, & get approval to move them to NJ Meadowlands (Devils)
  • May 27 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies & gets approval to move to NJ
  • May 30 Closest Indy 500, Gordon Johncock beats Rick Mears by 0.16 seconds
  • May 30 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 5 114th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Conquistador Cielo wins in 2:28
  • Jun 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA McDonald 's Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 81st Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Guillermo Vilas (1-6, 7-6, 6-0, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
  • Jun 6 81st Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger (7-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 7 NY Mets draft Dwight Gooden, Roger McDowell & Randy Myers
  • Jun 8 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 11 Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 13 28th LPGA Championship won by Jan Stephenson

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 20 82nd US Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 282 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jun 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jun 22 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
  • Jun 27 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 30 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • Jul 1 PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • Jul 3 89th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (61 36 62)
  • Jul 4 10th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Sandra Haynie

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 96th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe (3-6 6-3 6-7 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Jul 11 3rd U.S. Senior Golf Open: Miller Barber
  • Jul 11 Hollis Stacy wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats West Germany 3-1 for football's 12th World Cup in Madrid
  • Jul 13 53rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 4-1 at Olympic Stadium, Montreal
  • Jul 13 All star MVP: Dave Conception (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jul 18 111th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 284 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 18 Sally Little wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jul 25 20th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Germany in Santa Clara USA (3-0)
  • Jul 25 37th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Janet Anderson
  • Jul 25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 27 California catches A's Rickey Henderson stealing 3 times
  • Jul 30 Atlanta Braves remove Chief Noc-A-Homa to make room for more seats
  • Aug 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 1 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
  • Aug 1 Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10)
  • Aug 2 Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of the season
  • Aug 3 Clyde King replaces Gene Michaels as NY Yankee manager
  • Aug 4 NY Met Joel Youngblood singles in Chicago day game, he is traded, then singles for Expos in Philadelphia night game
  • Aug 6 22nd Curtis Cup: US, 14½-3½

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 8 64th PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 272 at Southern Hills Tulsa

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Aug 8 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Atlanta snaps an 11-game losing streak with a 6-5 win over Padres
  • Aug 14 Pete Rose (Phillies) 12,365 at bat sets record (passes Aaron)
  • Aug 15 Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic
  • Aug 17 LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game completed 8/18)
  • Aug 18 Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
  • Aug 18 Longest baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago IL, ends after 22 innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
  • Aug 19 Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec
  • Aug 20 Don Lever becomes 1st captain of NJ Devils
  • Aug 21 Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes 1st pitcher to get save #300
  • Aug 22 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 23 Seattle Mariner pitcher Gaylord Perry ejected for throwing a spitter
  • Aug 24 KCs' John Wathan steals 31st en route to 36 base for catcher's record
  • Aug 27 Rickey Henderson steals 119th base of season breaks Lou Brock's mark

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 29 George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Aug 29 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Sep 5 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • Sep 6 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 6 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 11 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • Sep 12 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 12 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • Sep 14 Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • Sep 17 NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • Sep 19 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • Sep 19 Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 21 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 21 NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • Sep 22 Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 25 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points
  • Sep 26 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Oct 3 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic
  • Oct 3 Scott Weiland runs Detroit marathon backwards in less than 5 hours
  • Oct 5 1st NJ Devils game, tie the Pitts Penguins 3-3 at the Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 NJ Devils 1st victory, beating NY Rangers 3-2 at Meadowlands
  • Oct 10 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Atlanta Braves, 3 games to 0
  • Oct 10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 12 Milwaukee Brewer Paul Molitor gets World series record 5 hits

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 13 IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe's gold medals from the 1912 Olympics

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Oct 13 NJ Devils 1st short handed goal-Don Lever
  • Oct 14 Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)
  • Oct 14 NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Oct 16 Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
  • Oct 17 Robin Yount is 1st to have 2 4-hit games in a World Series
  • Oct 20 St Louis Cards beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 3 in 79th World Series
  • Oct 20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.
  • Oct 24 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • Oct 24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 25 David Hookes scores Cricket century in 34 balls 43 mins, SA v Victoria