On This Day

Events in Sport in 1983

  • Jan 1 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • Jan 1 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • Jan 1 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • Jan 1 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • Jan 1 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • Jan 2 In a 35-27 win over the Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson completes 20 consecutive passes and finishes the season winning his second consecutive passing title with an NFL record 70.55% completion percentage
  • Jan 3 Dallas running back Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yard rush in the Cowboys' 31-27 defeat at Minnesota Vikings
  • Jan 7 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England
  • Jan 10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver

Sports History

Jan 11 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time

Sports History

Jan 11 LA Kings' center Marcel Dionne picks up his 24th NHL career hat-trick and adds 3 assists for 6 points in a 9-7 win at Washington; Kings' first road win after 8 straight losses

  • Jan 11 Edmonton’s Pat Hughes sets NHL record for the fastest 2 shorthanded goals by one player at just 25 seconds apart in a 7-5 win at St. Louis; first player to break a Wayne Gretzky record

Hall of Fame

Jan 12 Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Jan 12 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August
  • Jan 12 Quebec Nordiques play 230th NHL game without being shut out

Sports History

Jan 13 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

Sports History

Jan 18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals (Pentathlon & Decathlon victories) 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semi-pro baseball

  • Jan 18 Dick Motta becomes the 5th NBA coach to record 600 wins as his Dallas Mavericks defeat the Golden State Warriors, 112-102 in Oakland, California
  • Jan 22 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys, 31-17

Sports History

Jan 23 Tennis great Björn Borg announces retirement at 26 (5 x Wimbledon, 6 x French Open)

  • Jan 23 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • Jan 23 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship, Miami Orange Bowl: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets, 14-0

Sports History

Jan 23 Ivan Lendl scores a 6–4, 6-4, 6–2 win over American John McEnroe to claim back-to-back ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis titles at Madison Square Garden, NYC

  • Jan 30 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 30 Super Bowl XVII, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: Washington Redskins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17; MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB

Sports History

Feb 4 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton

  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 20-19; MVPs: Dan Fouts, San Diego Chargers, QB; John Jefferson, Green Bay Packers, WR

NHL All-Star Game

Feb 8 35th NHL All-Star Game, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale: Campbell Conference beats Wales Conference, 9-3; MVP: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers, C

Sports History

Feb 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

  • Feb 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
  • Feb 13 Opener Steve Smith with 117 and Geoff Lawson 3-11 guide Australia to 149 run win over New Zealand in cricket's World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0

NBA All-Star Game

Feb 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F

  • Feb 18 Indiana Pacers lose, 121-94 in Milwaukee; begin a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • Feb 18 Right wing Lanny McDonald becomes the first player in NHL franchise Calgary Flames' history to score 50 goals in a season in a 5-1 loss to Buffalo Sabres

Sports History

Feb 19 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million

  • Feb 19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • Feb 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling
  • Feb 20 25th Daytona 500: 3rd win in the event for Cale Yarborough; first time an in-car camera goes into victory lane before a national CBS Sports audience
  • Feb 21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • Feb 22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • Mar 1 Alpine skier Tamara McKinney becomes the first American woman to top the overall World Cup standings with 225 points
  • Mar 3 Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is admitted to hospital for surgery to repair his throwing arm under the alias 'Tom Brady'
  • Mar 5 NSW beat Western Australia by 54 runs to win Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 10 Walter Alston, Los Angeles Dodgers manager is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Sports History

Mar 11 Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki, Finland won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (Great Britain)

  • Mar 11 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 12 4th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Boston College, 85-77
  • Mar 13 30th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Virginia, 81-78
  • Mar 13 24th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia beats Alabama, 86-71
  • Mar 15 Karnataka beat Bombay on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy

Sports History

Mar 17 70th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

  • Mar 19 France (16-9 v Wales) and Ireland (25-15 v England) win final round matches to finish level and share the Five Nations Rugby Championship; no tie-break procedure exists before 1993

Sports History

Mar 20 In a clash of tennis legends, Martina Navratilova outclasses Chris Evert Lloyd 6-2, 6-0 to win her first of 5 straight WTA Tour Championships at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Boxing Title Fight

Mar 27 Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Mar 28 PGA Tournament Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Hal Sutton comes from 4 strokes back with a final round 69 to win a rain-affected Monday finish by 1 stroke ahead of Bob Eastwood
  • Apr 2 New York Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores in a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins to become the first player in NHL history to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons
  • Apr 3 2nd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Louisiana Tech, 69-67; Trojans' forward Cheryl Miller tournament MOP

Golf Major

Apr 3 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: In strong winds, Amy Alcott wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel; first year tournament regarded as a major title

  • Apr 4 45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: North Carolina State beats Houston, 54-52; Wolfpack win with buzzer-beating dunk by Lorenzo Charles off a desperation 30 foot shot from Dereck Whittenburg

Sports History

Apr 5 NY Met Tom Seaver's sets record 14th NL Opening Day assignment

  • Apr 9 137th Grand National: Ben de Haan wins aboard 13/1 bet Corbiere; Jenny Pittman first female GN winning trainer

Sports History

Apr 10 Baltimore's Eddie Murray hits his 1,000 career hit

US Masters Golf

Apr 11 47th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd Masters and 3rd major title, 4 strokes ahead of Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite; Monday finish because of torrential rain

  • Apr 13 Undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
  • Apr 14 NY Islanders tie own record with 2 shorthanded playoff goals (vs NY Rangers)

Baseball Record

Apr 16 Steve Garvey sets NL record by playing in 1,118 consecutive games

  • Apr 17 Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)

Baseball Record

Apr 17 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter

  • Apr 17 NY Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs NY Rangers
  • Apr 18 87th Boston Marathon: American double; Greg Meyer men's champion in 2:09:00; Joan Benoit takes women's race in 2:22:43; her 2nd event title
  • Apr 22 Start of 1st Sri Lanka-Australia Test Cricket match (at Kandy)
  • Apr 23 David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka
  • Apr 26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game

Sports History

Apr 26 NFL Draft: Stanford quarterback John Elway first pick by Baltimore Colts

  • Apr 27 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
  • May 3 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 0
  • May 7 109th Kentucky Derby: Ed Delahoussaye wins aboard Sunny's Halo for consecutive Derby victories (1982 Gato Del Sol)
  • May 7 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg

Sports History

May 13 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

  • May 14 Rosa Mota runs female world record 20k (1:06:55.5)
  • May 17 Stanley Cup Final, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY: 4 consecutive titles for NY Islanders; sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games with a 4-2 Game 4 win
  • May 20 American heavyweight boxer Larry Holmes beats countryman Tim Witherspoon by split decision to retain his WBC title at the Dunes Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

Boxing Title Fight

May 20 Michael Dokes & Mike Weaver fight to a draw in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Sports History

May 20 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs

  • May 21 108th Preakness: Donald Miller Jr on Deputed Testamony wins in 1:55.4
  • May 22 Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR
  • May 25 Kirk Gibson (Tigers) & Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
  • May 25 27th European Cup: Hamburg beats Juventus 1-0 at Athens
  • May 26 29th Walker Cup: US, 13½ - 10½
  • May 26 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
  • May 29 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins his first Indy 500; represents record 7th Indy victory for chief mechanic George Bignotti

Sports History

May 30 AL President Lee MacPhail suspends Yankees owner George Steinbrenner for one week, for his public criticism of umpires

  • May 31 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia 6-1, 6-2 for her 15th Grand Slam title and 5th French singles crown

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open: Home town favourite Yannick Noah wins his 1st and only career Grand Slam title; beats defending champion Mats Wilander of Sweden 6-2, 7-5, 7-6

  • Jun 6 Twins draft pitcher Tim Belcher #1
  • Jun 7 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton temporarily passes Houston Astro Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
  • Jun 8 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
  • Jun 8 East German sprinter Marlies Göhr sets world record for 100m (10.81) in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 9 Zimbabwe win their 1st one-day cricket international, v Australia
  • Jun 11 115th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr.aboard Caveat wins in 2:27.8
  • Jun 11 MLB Cardinals outfielder Lonnie Smith checks into Hyland Center in St. Louis, a drug rehabilitation facility
  • Jun 11 Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

LPGA Championship

Jun 12 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Patty Sheehan comes from 7 strokes behind with a final round a 66 (−6) to finish 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Sandra Haynie

  • Jun 12 Winston Davis takes 7-51 in Cricket World Cup match v Australia
  • Jun 12 Senior Tournament Players Championship Men's Golf, Canterbury GC: Miller Barber inaugural champion by 1 stroke from Gene Littler

Sports History

Jun 15 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

  • Jun 16 Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal

US Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish

  • Jun 20 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires

Sports History

Jun 21 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

  • Jun 22 NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period
  • Jun 24 Don Sutton becomes 8th pitcher to strikeout 3,000 batters
  • Jun 25 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: India upsets West Indies by 43 runs to win first title; Mohinder Amarnath 3/12 off 7 overs, Player of the Match
  • Jun 25 Udo Beyer of East Germany sets record for shot put, 22.22 m
  • Jun 27 MLB Seattle Mariners bat out of order against Chicago White Sox in 2nd inning

Sports History

Jun 29 40 year old Puerto Rican jockey Ángel Cordero Jr. wins his 5,000th race with a victory in the last race at Belmont; 4th jockey to achieve milestone

  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles
  • Jul 3 Canadian Open Women's Golf (Peter Jackson Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Hollis Stacy wins by 2 strokes from JoAnn Carner and Alice Miller

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

  • Jul 3 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland

Sports History

Jul 4 NY Yankee pitcher Dave Righetti no-hits the Boston Red Sox, 4-0 at Yankee Stadium

  • Jul 6 50th MLB All Star Game, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Angels outfielder Fred Lynn hits first AS grand slam, AL wins 13-3
  • Jul 8 Rudi Koopmans retains European middleweight title

British Golf Open

Jul 17 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Defending champion Tom Watson wins his 5th Open Championship, 1 stroke clear of Andy Bean and Hale Irwin; Watson's 2nd consecutive Open win and 3rd in last 4

  • Jul 18 Despite being in 1st place tie in NL East, Philadelphia Phillies (43-42) fire manager Pat Corrales, replacing him with GM Paul Owens, eventually getting to World Series (losing to Baltimore)
  • Jul 22 MLB California Angels outfielder Brian Downing's error ends his record streak at 244 games
  • Jul 24 21st Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Germany in Zurich Switzerland (2-1)

Sports History

Jul 24 Pine Tar Game: George Brett's HR disallowed against Yanks (overturned)

  • Jul 24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 25 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Hazeltine National GC: Billy Casper wins with birdie on first extra hole after an 18-hole playoff with Rod Funseth
  • Jul 27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts, also winning his 1st game as a Kansas City Royal
  • Jul 29 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • Jul 30 Weight lifter Sergei Didyk of USSR jerks a record 261 kg
  • Jul 31 US Open Women's Golf, Cedar Ridge CC: Australian Jan Stephenson wins her 3rd major title; beats JoAnne Carner and Patty Sheehan by 1 stroke
  • Jul 31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

Sports History

Aug 1 Despite brave 112no by David Gower, New Zealand wins 2nd Test at Headingley by 5 wickets, first ever NZ Test cricket victory in England

  • Aug 6 First NFL exhibition game in Europe; Minnesota Vikings beat St Louis Cardinals 28-10 at London's Wembley Stadium

PGA Championship

Aug 7 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Riviera CC: Hal Sutton wins his only major title by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

Sports History

Aug 7 Grete Waitz of Norway wins inaugural women's marathon at the 1st world athletics championships in Helsinki, Finland

Sports History

Aug 8 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

  • Aug 10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • Aug 14 Robert de Castella wins Helsinki marathon (2:10:03)

Baseball Record

Aug 18 KC Royals defeat NY Yankees, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes); Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order

Sports History

Aug 19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

  • Aug 19 Dodgers trade Dave Stewart & Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

Baseball Record

Aug 24 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose ends consecutive games played streak at 745

  • Aug 25 Triple A baseball's Louisville Redbirds breaks 1 million fan mark
  • Sep 4 US Men's Amateur Golf Championship, North Shore CC: Jay Sigel successfully defends title 8 & 7 over Chris Perry
  • Sep 4 Greg LeMond wins UCI World Road Race Championship in 7h 01' 21" in Altenrhein, Switzerland; first American cyclist to take the title
  • Sep 9 Vitas Gerulaitis bets his house that Martina Navratilova can't beat 100th ranked male tennis player
  • Sep 10 Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd 6-1, 6-3 for her first US singles title

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: American Jimmy Connors retains title; repeats previous year's win over Czech Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-0

  • Sep 11 Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris runs for 118 yards in Steelers 25-21 win at Green Bay to become the only the third player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards
  • Sep 13 Dan Quisenberry record 39th season save

Baseball Record

Sep 13 Oakland's Rickey Henderson 3rd straight 100 steals for season

  • Sep 13 US mint strikes 1st gold coin in 50 years (Olympic Eagle)
  • Sep 17 Chicago White Sox clinch their 1st-ever AL West championship
  • Sep 18 New Orleans Saints 1st OT victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31
  • Sep 20 3,112 turn out to see Pirates play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 22 Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"
  • Sep 23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • Sep 23 MLB Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game, beating Cardinals 6-2 in St. Louis
  • Sep 24 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • Sep 24 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of champion Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad; scores 6 in drawn 2nd Test v India in Jullundur; goes on to play 45 Tests

Sports History

Sep 26 Cardinals' Bob Forsch pitches 2nd career no-hitter, beating Montreal Expos 3-0, in St. Louis

  • Sep 26 Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks 56 yard field goal, a NY Giants record
  • Sep 26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner

Sports History

Sep 27 Tim Raines is 1st since Ty Cobb to steal 70 & drive in 70 runs

  • Sep 29 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • Oct 2 Wide receiver Art Monk begins NFL streak of 183 consecutive games with a reception in the Washington Redskins' 37-35 win over the LA Raiders
  • Oct 2 Green Bay Packers erupt for NFL record 49 points in the first half (35 in the second quarter) to clobber the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 55-14 at Tampa Stadium
  • Oct 5 Edmonton super star Wayne Gretzky scores a goal and assist in 5-4 win over Toronto in the Oilers season opener; starts NHL record 51-game scoring streak; ends 28/1/84
  • Oct 5 Panamanian jockey Jorge Velasquez wins his 5,000th career race, riding Banquet Scene to victory in the 4th race at Belmont Park
  • Oct 6 Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick
  • Oct 6 NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands
  • Oct 8 Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7
  • Oct 8 MLB National League Championship: Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 8 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • Oct 9 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes for 419 yards with 5 TDs, winning 38-35, in overtime, over Dolphins, in Miami
  • Oct 10 Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers
  • Oct 15 NHL Chicago Black Hawks & Toronto Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds), in a 10-8 Leaf win in Toronto

Sports History

Oct 15 Nelson Piquet of Brazil finishes 3rd in the season ending South African Grand Prix at Kyalami to clinch his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 2 points from Alain Prost

  • Oct 16 Ryder Cup Golf, PGA National GC: US wins 14½-13½; Bernard Gallacher's missed 3-foot putt for bogey gives Tom Watson 2 & 1 win and the US winning point
  • Oct 16 Baseball World Series: Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0 for 4 games to 1 series victory; MVP: Baltimore catcher Rick Dempsey
  • Oct 19 Philadelphia Flyers begin 13 NHL game winning streak
  • Oct 23 13th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:00
  • Oct 23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • Nov 4 Washington Capitals first NHL overtime victory beating Vancouver 5-4
  • Nov 5 NY Rangers & Quebec Nordiques both score in 1st 14 secs of 3rd period
  • Nov 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 10 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler retains world middleweight boxing title with a 15-round unanimous points decision over Roberto Durán at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; first time Hagler taken the distance as champion

  • Nov 11 Australian cricket wicketkeeper/batsman Wayne Phillips scores 159 on Test debut vs Pakistan at WACA, Perth
  • Nov 12 NJ Devils 1st overtime game, lose to Calgary Flames 4-3