Events in Sport in 1984 (Part 2)

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  • Aug 9 Valerie Brisco-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 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

Olympic Gold

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 11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France

Olympic Games

Aug 11 A British 1-2 in the 1,500m at the Los Angeles Olympics with Sebastian Coe edging teammate Steve Cram to become the only man to successfully defend his Olympic 1,500m title

World Record

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)

Sports History

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

  • 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 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

Hall of Fame

Aug 12 Harmon Killebrew, Rick Ferrell, Don Drysdale, Pee Wee Reese, & Luis Aparicio are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

  • Aug 16 Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)

Sports History

Aug 17 Pete Rose returns to Cincinnati Reds as player-manager (gets 2 hits)

PGA Championship

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

Baseball Record

Aug 22 Met pitcher Dwight Gooden becomes 11th rookie to strikeout 200

Golf Record

Aug 24 Pat Bradley sets LPGA record for 9 holes with a 28 during 2nd round of Columbia Savings National at Green Gables CC, Denver, CO

  • 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 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

Sports History

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

  • 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
  • Sep 7 Met Dwight Gooden's 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Men's Tennis: John McEnroe wins his 4th US title and final Grand Slam singles event; beats Ivan Lendl 6-3, 6-4, 6-1

Baseball Record

Sep 17 Reggie Jackson is 13th to hit 500 HRs

Sports History

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

  • Sep 20 Cubs break 2 million in home attendance for 1st time

Sports History

Sep 23 NFL San Francisco 49er quarterback Joe Montana misses his 1st start in 49 games

Sports History

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

  • Sep 24 Chicago Cubs clinch NL East title

Baseball Record

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

  • Sep 26 5,251 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Indians down 0-10 to Minnesota Twins, win 11-10

Sports History

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 California Angels Michael Witt is 11th to pitch a perfect baseball game

Sports History

Sep 30 NY Yankee Don Mattingly wins AL batting crown with .343 avg

Sports History

Oct 1 Peter Ueberroth replaces Bowie Kuhn as 6th commissioner of Major League Baseball; he has a 4 year tenure

  • Oct 2 Due to a strike by MLB umpires, first 4 NLCS games played with replacement umpires; Game 1: Chicago Cubs beat SD Padres, 13-0
  • Oct 7 MLB National League Championship: San Diego Padres beat Chicago Cubs, 3 games to 2
  • Oct 7 Striking umps return for Game 5 of NLCS, San Diego Padres win pennant

Sports History

Oct 7 Walter Payton passes Jim Brown as NFL's career rushing leader

  • Oct 13 Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Oct 13 John Henry becomes 1st thoroughbred to win $6 million
  • Oct 14 Baseball World Series: Detroit Tigers beat San Diego Padres, 8-4 at Tiger Stadium to clinch series, 4 games to 1; MVP: Detroit shortstop Alan Trammell

NHL Record

Oct 20 Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

Sports History

Oct 21 Austrian Ferrari driver Niki Lauda becomes a 3-time Formula 1 World Drivers champion when he finishes 2nd in the season ending Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril; wins title by just 0.5 from Alain Prost

  • Oct 21 Cleveland Browns' Steve Cox sets club record with a 60-yd field goal
  • Oct 21 Steve Jones runs Chicago Marathon in world record 2:08:05
  • Oct 22 Future Pro Football HOF quarterback Ken Stabler retires after 17 seasons in the NFL with Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints
  • Oct 23 Cubs Rick Sutcliffe, selected as a unanimous choice as NL Cy Young
  • Oct 27 Washington State University's running back Rueben Mayes sets collegiate football record of 357 yards rushing in one game (at Oregon)

NYC Women's Marathon

Oct 28 14th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:29:30

  • Oct 28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • Oct 29 NY Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30)
  • Nov 1 First NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - LA Clippers beat NY Knicks, 107-105

Sports History

Nov 8 1st-class cricket debut of Wasim Akram, 2 months before his 1st Test for Pakistan

  • Nov 9 1st-class cricket debut for Brian McMillan, Transvaal B v N Tvl B

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 9 Larry Holmes TKOs Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 9 Most shots in a NY Islander game (88 - Isles 45, NY Rangers 43)
  • Nov 10 Australia all out for 76 v West Indies at cricket WACA, Holding 6-21
  • Nov 10 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Hollywood Park; winners: Chief's Crown, Eillo, Lashkari, Outstandingly, Princess Rooney, Royal Heroine, Wild Again
  • Nov 16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record

Sports History

Nov 16 Imran Khan makes his 1st appearance for NSW Cricket

  • Nov 17 Golden State Warrior Purvis Short scores career high 59 points though team loses to NJ Nets 124-110
  • Nov 17 Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers
  • Nov 18 34th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Terry Labonte wins
  • Nov 18 CFL Grey Cup, Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton: Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 47-17; Winnipeg scores final 44 points of the game
  • Nov 18 Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Nov 18 NJ Devils shutout NY Rangers 6-0
  • Nov 19 NY Met Dwight Gooden, 20, is youngest to be named NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 20 Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden wins NL Rookie of Year

Sports History

Nov 23 Boston College QB Doug Flutie passes (472 yards), including game ending 48 yard TD (Hail Mary Pass) to end game & beat Miami 47-45

  • Nov 23 Limited-over international cricket debut for Wasim Akram for Pakistan, v New Zealand

Sports History

Nov 23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)

Sports History

Nov 26 After 518 goals & 14 years with Montreal Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires abruptly

  • Nov 26 John W Mercom Jr announces New Orleans Saints are up for sale for $75 million

Sports History

Nov 26 Kim Hughes tearfully resigns as Australian cricket captain

  • Nov 29 Javed Miandad completes twin Test Cricket tons, v NZ, Hyderabad
  • Dec 1 49th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 17-15 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • Dec 1 American boxer Greg Page KOs home town favourite Gerrie Coetzee in 8th round to win WBA heavyweight title in Sun City, South Africa

Sports History

Dec 1 American tennis icon Chris Evert wins her 1,000th career professional match; beats Pascale Paradis of France 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the round of 16 at the Australian Open; Evert goes on to win the event

  • Dec 2 Australian Test cricket spin bowler Bob Holland takes a career best 9-83 for NSW in the Sheffield Shield match against South Australia in Sydney

Sports History

Dec 2 Miami quarterback Dan Marino breaks NFL single-season touchdown pass record when he throws his 37th in the Dolphins' 45-34 loss to the Raiders; finishes season with 48 TD passes

Sports History

Dec 5 A's trade Rickey Henderson to Yankees for Jay Howell & Jose Rijo

  • Dec 5 New York Yankees trade catcher Rick Cerone to Atlanta Braves for pitcher Brian Fisher
  • Dec 6 Helena Suková snaps Martina Navratilova's 74-match winning streak 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the semi finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne; ends Navratilova's hopes of completing the Grand Slam

Sports History

Dec 7 Allan Border's 1st Test Cricket match as captain (v WI Adelaide)

  • Dec 8 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Helena Suková 6-7, 6-1, 6-3; continues streak of winning at least 1 major per year since 1973

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Dec 9 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Sweden's Mats Wilander wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats Kevin Curren of South Africa 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Sports History

Dec 9 LA Ram Eric Dickerson rushes 215 yards for season record 2,105 yards

  • Dec 9 PGA Seniors' Championship Men's Golf, PGA National GC: Australian Peter Thomson wins his lone Champions Tour major title by 3 strokes from Don January
  • Dec 18 73rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats USA in Gothenburg (4-1)

Sports History

Dec 19 Scotty Bowman wins his 691st regular season game, the most wins by any coach in NHL history

Sports History

Dec 19 Wayne Gretzky, 23, is 18th & youngest NHL-er to score 1,000 points

  • Dec 21 Brigham Young University (BYU) beats Michigan, 24-17 in the Holiday Bowl at Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego to remain undefeated and secure their first ever NCAA Division I-A football title
  • Dec 22 Test Cricket debut of Craig McDermott, v WI at the MCG

Sports History

Dec 23 West Indies batsman Viv Richards scores 208 vs Ausatralia in test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Football Awards

Dec 25 Ballon d'Or: Juventus' French midfielder Michel Platini is named Europe's best football player for the 2nd consecutive time; beats Bordeaux midfielder Jean Tigana and Verona striker Preben Elkjær

  • Dec 25 Knicks basketball forward Bernard King scores 60 points, but New York loses, 120-114 to the New Jersey Nets on Xmas Day at Madison Square Garden
  • Dec 27 Padres' free agent pitcher Ed Whitson signs with NY Yankees
  • Dec 29 Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period
  • Dec 29 Wayne Gretzky scores his NHL career 32nd hat trick & adds 3 assists in Edmonton's 6-3 win over Detroit Red Wings for his 100th point in just 35 games; 2nd fastest in history - recorded 100 points in 34 games in 1983
  • Dec 31 Test Cricket debut of Mohammad Azharuddin, v England at Calcutta