Events in Sport in 1987 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 270 of 270

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 107th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 13 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 14 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Sep 16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • Sep 20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • Sep 20 Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 20 Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Sep 22 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • Sep 22 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • Sep 26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
  • Sep 27 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • Sep 29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • Oct 3 Benito Santiago ends longest catcher/rookie hitting streak at 34
  • Oct 4 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
  • Oct 4 Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers to win the 1987 AL Pennant
  • Oct 12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant
  • Oct 12 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 13 West Indies score 4-360 in 50 overs in Cricket World Cup v Sri Lanka
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat San Francisco Giants, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 15 NFL Players Association orders an end to 24 day strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Oct 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Oct 17 1st indoor World Series game (Minnesota Metrodome)
  • Oct 19 Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM & Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th & final time
  • Oct 25 Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
  • Oct 29 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
  • Oct 31 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
  • Oct 31 A pair in Coventry, England, ties world record for longest singles tennis match at 80 hrs 21 minutes
  • Nov 1 17th NYC Women's Marathon won by Priscilla Welch in 2:30:17
  • Nov 1 18th NYC Marathon won by Ibrahim Hussein in 2:11:01
  • Nov 1 22,000 run in NYC Marathon (won by Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 2:11:01)
  • Nov 1 Fukumi Tani wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship
  • Nov 1 NY Jets retire Don Maynards #13
  • Nov 1 New Orleans Saints shutout Atlanta Falcons 38-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 3 Oakland 1st baseman Mark McGwire wins AL Rookie of Year

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Nov 4 Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 4 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • Nov 7 3rd College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 32-25 in South Bend
  • Nov 8 Australia beat England by 7 runs to win cricket World Cup
  • Nov 8 Yuko Moriguchi wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 11 Roger Clemens wins consecutive Cy Young Awards

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 15 Carla Beurskens runs Dutch female record marathon (2:26:34)
  • Nov 15 38th Formula One WDC: Nelson Piquet wins by 12 points
  • Nov 17 George Bell is 1st Blue Jay ever to win the AL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Cubs Andre Dawson is 1st player from a last-place club to win an MVP

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Nov 21 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood

  • Nov 22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • Nov 22 37th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins
  • Nov 27 52nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 10-0 in Birmingham
  • Nov 29 75th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Toronto Argonauts, 38-36

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Nov 29 Joe Montana of 49ers completes NFL record 22 consecutive passes

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Nov 29 New Orleans Saints win, assuring their 1st winning NFL season
  • Nov 29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • Dec 2 "334" club forms as 334 brave Devil fans journey through 20" of snow to attend NJ Devils 7-5 victory over Calgary at Meadowlands
  • Dec 5 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • Dec 5 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • Dec 6 Jane Crafter and Steve Jones wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 8 Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes 1st goalie to actually score a goal

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 9 Larry Bird ends streak of 59 consecutive free throws

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Dec 12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • Dec 12 Okla's sets NCAA record of 33 steals vs Centenary
  • Dec 14 Allan Border scores 205 v NZ to become Australia's top rungetter
  • Dec 20 76th Davis Cup: Sweden beats India in Gothenburg (5-0)
  • Dec 20 Nancy Lopez and Miller Barber wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • Dec 27 Steve Largent sets all-time NFL record for career catches when he catches his 752nd pass