On This Day

Events in Sport in 1982 (Part 2)

  • Dec 5 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Don January wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke over Julius Boros
  • Dec 9 World Boxing Council first to reduce the length of championship fights from 15 to 12 rounds, and allows referees to order standing 8-count for fighters in trouble

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 10 Heavyweight Michael Doakes KOs Mike Weaver in 1:03 in Las Vegas

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver

Sport awardAustralian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 12 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her first Australian title; beats Martina Navratilova 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Dec 13 Australian Open Men's Tennis: South African Johan Kriek wins 2nd straight Australian title; repeats previous year's win over American Steve Denton 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 14 Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Bill Parcells becomes 12th head coach of NY Giants

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Dec 24 Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 25 Mudassar Nazar scores century, then Imran Khan rips through Indians

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Dec 27 Imran Khan 8-60 to bring innings victory v India at Karachi
  • Dec 28 Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
  • Dec 30 England defeat Australia by three runs at cricket MCG