Events in Sport in 1983 (Part 2)

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Nov 15 75th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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Nov 16 Kapil Dev takes 9-83 v WI at Ahmedabad, but India still lose

  • Nov 17 Philadelphia Flyers win 13th straight NHL game

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Nov 19 Edmonton Oilers beat NJ Devils, 13-4, Wayne Gretzky calls the Devils "a Mickey Mouse organization"

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Nov 19 Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

  • Nov 20 33rd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Allison wins
  • Nov 20 Cleveland Browns shutout Patriots 30-0
  • Nov 20 NY Giants Butch Woolfolk ties NFL record of 43 attempts rushing
  • Nov 24 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson for the West Indies vs India in Bombay

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 25 Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 18-17; Argos' first Grey Cup victory in 31 years
  • Nov 30 Denver Nuggets coach Doug Moe, hoplessly behind, advise team to let Blazers break their scoring record
  • Dec 3 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
  • Dec 3 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • Dec 4 NJ Devils 1st shut-out, beating Minnesota North Stars 6-0
  • Dec 5 LA Dodger pitcher Steve Howe is suspended for 1 year for cocaine use

Australian Open Women's Tennis

Dec 10 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova wins 8th career Grand Slam singles event; beats Kathy Jordan of the US 6-2, 7-6

  • Dec 10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7
  • Dec 13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • Dec 15 3 Kansas City Royals (Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens, and Jerry Martin) suspended due to cocaine usage

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Dec 16 Yogi Berra named New York Yankees manager for 2nd time

  • Dec 17 In his 352nd NHL game, Wayne Gretzky scores a goal & 5 assists in 8-1 rout of Quebec Nordiques to record his 800th point and 500th assist; averages 2.27 points, 1.42 assists, 0.85 goals per game to start career
  • Dec 18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • Dec 19 The original FIFA World Cup trophy, the Jules Rimet Trophy, is stolen from the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation in Rio de Janeiro

Sports History

Dec 20 Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens, becomes 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

  • Dec 20 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins
  • Dec 21 NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule
  • Dec 22 Indiana Pacers win, 133-132 in Denver to end a 28 NBA game losing streak on the road
  • Dec 22 NHL NY Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Washington Capitols
  • Dec 26 Test Cricket debut of Gregory Richard John Matthews, v Pakistan at the MCG

Football Awards

Dec 27 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini claims first of 3 trophies for Europe's best football player ahead of Liverpool midfielder Kenny Dalgleish and Vejle BK striker Allan Simonsen

  • Dec 28 72nd Davis Cup: Australia beats Sweden in Melbourne (3-2)
  • Dec 29 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis
  • Dec 29 Australian cricket batsman Graham Yallop completes a painstaking 268 (716 mins) v Pakistan in the drawn 4th Test in Melbourne

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Dec 29 Indian cricket opening batsman Sunil Gavaskar scores an unbeaten 236 in drawn 6th Test v West Indies at Chennai; his 4th Test double century and 30th century, surpassing Don Bradman's record of 29