Events in Sport in 1984

Events 1 - 200 of 267

  • Jan 2 Darryl Cullinan, 16, scores his 1st first-class cricket century
  • Jan 2 70th Rose Bowl: UCLA beats #4 Illinois, 45-9
  • Jan 2 50th Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn beats #8 Michigan, 9-7
  • Jan 2 13th Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State beats #15 Pittsburgh, 28-23
  • Jan 2 50th Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (FL) beats #1 Nebraska, 31-30
  • Jan 4 Edmonton beats Minnesota 12-8 highest-scoring modern NHL game
  • Jan 5 Adrian Dantley (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
  • Jan 8 NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams
  • Jan 8 AFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Raiders beat Seattle Seahawks 30-14
  • Jan 8 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat San Francisco 49ers 24-21
  • Jan 9 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession
  • Jan 11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game

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Jan 15 Hana Mandlíková ends Martina Navratilova's 54-match winning streak

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jan 19 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
  • Jan 22 Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts
  • Jan 22 Super Bowl XVIII: LA Raiders beat Wash Red Skins, 38-9 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Marcus Allen, LA Raiders, RB
  • Jan 23 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • Jan 23 Greatest unpaced 1-hr bicycle distance, F Moser (Italy), 51.15 km
  • Jan 26 Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 27 LA Kings end Wayne Gretzky's NHL-record 51-game scoring streak
  • Jan 28 LA Kings stop Wayne Gretzky 51 game scoring streak
  • Jan 29 34th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 154-145 (OT) at Denver
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 45-3
  • Jan 29 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic of Deer Creek
  • Jan 31 36th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-6 at NJ
  • Feb 1 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 5 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Feb 8 14th Winter Olympic games opens in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 8 A's take Yankees pitcher Tim Belcher as Type A free agent compensation
  • Feb 11 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short handed season scoring record at 11
  • Feb 12 Alice Miller wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 12 Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Olympics
  • Feb 12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup after going undefeated in the qualifying rounds
  • Feb 16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • Feb 16 NJ Devils 1st OT goal, Jan Ludvig beats Hartford Whalers 6-5
  • Feb 19 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
  • Feb 19 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • Feb 22 Brothers Anton & Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
  • Mar 2 John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Mar 3 NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

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Mar 3 Peter Ueberroth elected baseball commissioner (Effective Oct 1)

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

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Mar 4 Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Mar 9 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Mar 9 Tim Witherspoon beats Greg Page in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 10 Heavyweight Tim Witherspoon KOs Greg Page
  • Mar 10 25th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Auburn, 51-49
  • Mar 10 5th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 82-71 (OT)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 11 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Mar 11 31st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats Duke, 74-62

  • Mar 13 Last day of 1st-class cricket for G Chappell, R Marsh, B Laird
  • Mar 13 WA beat Queensland by four wickets to win the Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 18 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Tucson Conquistadores Golf Open
  • Mar 19 Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering
  • Mar 21 Border scores 100* v WI Trinidad after 98* in 1st cricket innings
  • Mar 21 NFL owners passed the infamous anti-celebrating rule

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 22 Islander Bryan Trottier ties NHL record scores 5 seconds into game

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Mar 23 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 23 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ottawa won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
  • Mar 24 IOC agrees to 6-team exhibition baseball tournament in Olympics

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 25 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 29 NFL Baltimore Colts move to Indianapolis
  • Mar 31 138th Grand National: Neale Doughty aboard Hallo Dandy wins
  • Apr 1 3rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: USC beats Tennessee 72-61
  • Apr 2 46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks Wilt Chamberlain's all-time career scoring record of 31,419 points (31,421)

  • Apr 7 Detroit Tiger Jack Morris no-hits Chicago White Sox, 4-0
  • Apr 8 13th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Apr 10 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Apr 13 India beat Pak by 58 runs to win 1st Asia Cricket Cup in Sharjah

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Apr 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 15 48th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 15 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Apr 16 88th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:10:34 and Lorraine Moller of New Zealand 1st woman in 2:29:28
  • Apr 17 Braves pitcher Pascual Perez suspended due to cocaine usage
  • Apr 18 Joan Benoit runs world record female marathon (2:22:43)
  • Apr 22 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 24 Oiler's Wayne Gretzky is 3rd to score on a Stanley Cup penalty shot
  • Apr 27 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
  • Apr 29 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • May 1 1984 NFL Draft: Irving Fryar from University of Nebraska first pick by New England Patriots
  • May 1 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 0
  • May 5 110th Kentucky Derby: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:02.4
  • May 5 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: New York Islanders beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2

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May 6 Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken Jr hits for cycle

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • May 7 Sharon Barrett wins LPGA Potamkin Cadillac Golf Classic

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May 8 Minnesota Twins Kirby Puckett debuts with 4 singles

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 8 USSR announces it will not participate in Los Angeles Summer Olympics
  • May 9 Chicago White Sox beat Milwaukee Brewers, 7-6, in 25 innings (started 5/8)
  • May 11 Johan Cruijff quits soccer
  • May 13 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
  • May 13 Dutch footballer Johan Cruyff''s last competitive match
  • May 16 Juventus of Italy win 24th European Cup Winner's Cup against Porto of Portugal 2-1 in Basel
  • May 16 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • May 16 Mackay pays $218,718 for 44,166 tickets to keep Twins in Minnesota Twins sell 51,863 tickets but only 6,346 fans show up for the game
  • May 17 Cincinnati Reds Mario Soto throws 4 strikeouts in one inning
  • May 19 109th Preakness: Angel Cordero Jr aboard Gate Dancer wins in 1:53.6
  • May 19 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

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May 19 Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • May 20 Barb Bunkowsky wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Charity Golf Classic

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May 20 Boston's Roger Clemens beats Twins, 5-4, for his 1st victory

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • May 23 Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game
  • May 24 Det Tigers win AL record 17th straight road game
  • May 25 Det Tigers lose to Seattle 7-3 ends record tying 17 consecutive wins
  • May 25 Red Sox trade pitcher Dennis Eckersley to Cubs for Bill Buckner
  • May 27 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 27 Manuela Manleeva wins 3 singles tennis matches in one day
  • May 27 Indianapolis 500: Rick Mears wins in 3:03:21.638 (263.308 km/h)

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May 29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • May 30 NL suspends Mario Soto 5 days for Reds-Cubs fight on May 27th
  • May 30 28th European Cup: Liverpool beats Roma (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • May 31 Viv Richards hits 189* (170 balls) v England, ODI cricket record
  • Jun 1 Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
  • Jun 1 Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
  • Jun 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

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Jun 4 Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open golf tournament for the 1st time in 32 years

  • Jun 4 NY Mets draft Shawn Abner, 17, #1
  • Jun 9 116th Belmont: Laffit Pincay Jr aboard Swale wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 Jurgen Hingsen of West Germany sets record for decathlon, 8,798 pts
  • Jun 10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA McDonald's Kids Golf Classic
  • Jun 10 Zhu Jian Hua of China high jumps a record 7'10" (2.39m)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 83rd Men's French Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 83rd Women's French Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jun 15 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
  • Jun 16 Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • Jun 17 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
  • Jun 18 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • Jun 27 Supreme Court ends NCAA monopoly on college football telecasts
  • Jun 29 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jul 1 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jul 1 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • Jul 4 NY Yankee Phil Niekro is 9th to strikeout 3,000
  • Jul 7 91st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert (76 62)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 98th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe beats Jimmy Connors (6-1 6-1 6-2)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Jul 8 Lauri Peterson wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 55th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at Candlestick Park, San Francisco
  • Jul 13 Sergei Bubka of USSR pole vaults a record 5.89 m
  • Jul 15 39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 113th British Golf Open: Seve Ballesteros shoots a 276 at St Andrews

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)

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Jul 22 Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Jul 22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • Jul 23 KC Royals Dan Quisenberry gets his 200th career save
  • Jul 26 Expos Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with his 3,052nd single
  • Jul 26 Kuhn announces pitcher Vida Blue is suspended for the rest of 1984 due to cocaine conviction
  • Jul 27 Reds' Pete Rose collects record 3,053rd career single (vs Philadelphia)
  • Jul 28 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 29 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • Jul 29 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team won team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics

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Aug 4 Carl Lewis wins gold medal in 100-meter dash at LA Summer Olympics

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 5 Alice Miller wins West Virginia LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 5 Joan Benoit (US) wins 1st Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52)
  • Aug 6 Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US for olympic gold medal in baseball
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd (200m) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics
  • Aug 10 Mary Decker trips on heel of Zola Budd during 3,000m Olympic run
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olympic track golds

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Aug 11 Cincinnati Reds retire Johnny Bench's #5 uniform

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 12 23rd Olympic games close at Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • Aug 12 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)
  • Aug 19 66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala
  • Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 19 Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am
  • Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Sports record brokenGolf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley set LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 at Denver

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Aug 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic
  • Aug 26 Zdena Silvaha (Cz) throws discus 74.55 m (women's world record)
  • Aug 30 Red Sox Jim Rice grounds into record 33rd double play en route to 36
  • Aug 31 Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 3 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 8 104th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (4-6, 6-4, 6-4)
  • Sep 9 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 9 104th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 12 NY Met Dwight Gooden sets rookie strike out record at 251
  • Sep 16 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

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Sep 18 Tim Raines is 1st player with 4 consecutive 70-stolen-base seasons

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Sep 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time
  • Sep 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA San Jose Golf Classic

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Sep 23 SF 49er Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

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Sep 23 Sparky Anderson is 1st manager to win 100 games in both leagues

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Sep 24 Cubs clinch NL East title

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 NY Met Rusty Staub joins Ty Cobb, who hit HRs as a teen & in 40s

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 28 Cleve Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10
  • Sep 30 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game
  • Sep 30 Bowie Kuhn ends career as Baseball Commissioner
  • Sep 30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg