Events in Sport in 1984

Events 1 - 200 of 277

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH
  • Feb 12 Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean skate "Bolero" at the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
  • 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 19 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins (150.994 MPH)
  • 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)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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
  • Mar 4 Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Mar 4 Tennis legend Martina Navratilova retains her WTA Tour Championship in NYC; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 7–5, 6–1 for her 5th overall Championship title
  • 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 World Ice Dancing Championship won by Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean (GRB) in Ottawa, Canada
  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Pete Rose becomes 1st NL to 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 16 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits 3 HRs including a grand slam
  • 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 30 Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game
  • May 1 NFL Draft: Nebraska wide receiver Irving Fryar first pick by New England Patriots
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 3 30th LPGA Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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 20 Oakland A's Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
  • Jun 22 Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 24 Laurie Rinker wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jun 27 UEFA European Championship Final: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats 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 US Open Senior Golf, Oak Hill CC: Miller Barber wins by 2 strokes from Arnold Palmer
  • Jul 3 After 22 years, England Test cricket spinner Derek Underwood hits a maiden 1st class century (111) for Kent v Sussex at Hastings
  • Jul 3 West Indies cricket opener Gordon Greenidge scores brilliant 214 off 242 balls in 9-wicket Lord's Test win v England
  • Jul 4 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
  • Jul 6 New Zealand sisters Liz and Rose Signal become the first twins to play in the same cricket Test match, v England at Headingley
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert 7-6, 6-2 for her 26th Grand Slam title

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 8 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: John McEnroe defends his crown thrashing fellow American 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 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 US Open Women's Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones
  • Jul 20 Uwe Hohn of East Germany throws javelin a record 104.8 m

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 22 British Open Golf, St Andrews: Seve Ballesteros of Spain wins his 2nd of 3 Open titles by 2 shots from Bernhard Langer & Tom Watson

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Jul 22 22nd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats Australia in Sao Paulo Brazil (2-1)
  • 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 open in Los Angeles

  • Jul 29 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), St. George's CC: Juli Inkster wins by 1 from Ayako Okamoto of Japan
  • Jul 29 American cyclists Alexi Grewal and Connie Carpenter take out the road race double around the streets of Mission Viejo at the LA Olympics
  • Jul 31 US men's gymnastics team win team gold medal at LA Summer Olympics
  • Aug 2 Jeff Blatnick becomes first American to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Los Angeles Olympics, Blatnick was in remission for Hodgkin’s disease
  • Aug 3 Mary Lou Retton scores 10 for final vault to win the individual all-round competition in Los Angeles and become first American woman to win an Olympic gymnastics medal
  • Aug 3 17 year old Australian swimmer Jon Sieben stages a withering finish to upset hot favourite Michael Gross of West Germany in 200m butterfly at Los Angeles Olympics, world record (1:57.04)
  • Aug 3 Mexicans Ernesto Canto and Raúl González take the gold and silver medals in the 20k walk at the Los Angeles Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 4 American athlete Carl Lewis wins the 100m in 9.9 seconds in Los Angeles, first of 9 Olympic gold medals over 3 Games

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 4 Americans Al Joyner and Mike Conley take the gold and silver medals in the men's triple jump at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 5 American Joan Benoit wins first Olympic marathon for women (2:24:52) ahead of Grete Waitz of Norway at the Los Angeles Games
  • Aug 5 Toronto designated hitter Cliff Johnson hits MLB record 19th career pinch-hit HR in Blue Jays 4-3 win v Baltimore
  • Aug 5 American super-hurdler Edwin Moses wins the 400m hurdles gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, his 105th consecutive race victory
  • Aug 5 Evelyn Ashford runs an Olympic 100m record time of 10.97 to beat American team mate Alice Brown in the LA Games final
  • Aug 5 The rowing competition at the LA Olympics concludes with Romania dominant in the women's section winning 5 of 6 gold medals; US wins the eights from Romania
  • Aug 6 American athlete Carl Lewis wins long jump (8.54m), his second of 4 gold medals at Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 6 After Americans Roger Kingdom & Greg Foster both equal the Olympic record in 110m hurdles semi's in Los Angeles, Kingdom beats Foster in the final in a new Games record 13.20 seconds
  • Aug 7 Japan beats US, 6-3 in the final of the Los Angeles Olympic baseball demonstration event
  • Aug 7 The US collects its first Olympic gold medal in women's basketball history with a 85-55 win over South Korea in the final at the LA Games
  • Aug 8 Carl Lewis wins 3rd gold medal of the Los Angeles Olympics joining Kirk Baptiste and Thomas Jefferson in an American sweep of the 200m
  • Aug 8 Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco becomes the first female Olympic champion of a Muslim nation, and the first of her country in the 400m hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 8 Future 5-time America's Cup winner Russell Coutts of New Zealand wins the Finn Class sailing gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 9 Daley Thompson of Great Britain scores 8,797 points to win the Olympic decathlon in Los Angeles; later recognised as a world record
  • Aug 9 Valerie Briscoe-Hooks beats fellow American Florence Griffith to win the 200m gold at the LA Olympics; completes the 200-400m double
  • Aug 10 Famous Mary Decker-Zola Budd collision during 3,000m at the LA Olympics; Decker falls, Budd finishes 7th; Maricica Puică of Romania wins
  • Aug 10 The US beats Spain 96-65 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics; future 'dream team' members Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin feature
  • Aug 10 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins 2 canoeing gold medals in the one day taking the K-1 500 and K-2 500 (with Paul MacDonald) at the LA Olympics; wins K-4 1000 the next day
  • Aug 10 Sweden's Agneta Andersson takes out the women's canoeing 500m double at the Los Angeles Olympics with wins in the K-1 and K-2 (with Anna Olsson) events
  • Aug 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • Aug 11 Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, winning his 4th Olympic gold medal as part of the US 4 x 100m relay team; world record (37.83)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 11 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging team mate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title
  • Aug 11 Future 4-weight world boxing champion Pernell Whitaker wins the lightweight gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympics
  • Aug 11 Ian Ferguson of New Zealand wins his 3rd canoeing gold medal of the LA Olympics taking out the K-4 1000 a day after victories in the K-1 500 & K-2 500
  • Aug 12 Braves beat Padres 5-3, features 2 brawls & 19 ejections
  • Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • Aug 12 Carlos Lopes of Portugal wins the men's marathon at the Los Angeles Olympics in 2:09:21, an Olympic record that stands for 24 years
  • Aug 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)
  • Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 19 PGA Championship, Shoal Creek: Lee Trevino wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 4 shots from Gary Player and Lanny Wadkins

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Willie Totten (Mississippi Valley State) passes for Division I-AA record 536 yards & 9 TDs in 86-0 win v Kentucky State; Jerry Rice catches 17 passes for 294 yards & 5 TDs; breaks own Division I-AA record for total yardage in pass receptions

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
  • Sep 1 Middlesex beats Kent off the last ball of the Nat West Trophy cricket final in London; John Emburey hits Kent seamer Richard Ellison to square leg for 4 for the winning runs
  • Sep 3 St. Louis Cardinals closer Bruce Sutter breaks NL record for saves in a season with his 38th in 7-3 win v NY Mets