On This Day

Events in Sport in 1983 (Part 2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 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 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • Dec 3 48th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 23-20 in Birmingham
  • 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
  • Dec 10 Last NFL game at Shea Stadium; Steelers beat NY Jets 34-7

Sport awardAustralian 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

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 11 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 2nd career Grand Slam title; beats Ivan Lendl 6-1, 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Dec 13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)

  • Dec 15 3 KC Royals suspended due to cocaine usage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • 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
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Dec 29 Graeme Yallop completes 268 v Pakistan at cricket MCG
  • Dec 29 2nd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 19-18 in Memphis