Events in Sport in 1988

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  • Jan 1 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • Jan 1 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • Jan 1 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • Jan 1 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • Jan 1 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • Jan 1 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • Jan 8 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • Jan 11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • Jan 12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 15 NFL analyst Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes several questionable comments about African Americans during a lunchtime interview on CBS' NFL Today; fired the next day
  • Jan 15 19-year-old Indian cricket leg-spinner Narenda Hirwani records best bowling figures on debut in Test history; captures 16-136 in 255 run 4th Test win v West Indies in Madras; Hirwani takes 8 wickets in each innings
  • Jan 16 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix

Sport awardAFC Championship

Jan 17 AFC Championship, Mile High Stadium, Denver: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns, 38-33; features infamous "The Fumble", Browns' Earnest Byner at Denver 3-yard line with 1:12 remaining

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings, 17-10
  • Jan 22 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • Jan 22 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 in Atlantic City to retain his undisputed heavyweight boxing title; 38-year old former champion floored 3 times in 4th before fight stopped

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 23 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins 1st of 3 consecutive Australian singles crowns; beats American Chris Evert 6-1, 7-6

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 24 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sport awardAustralian Tennis Open

Jan 24 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander wins 3rd Australian title; beats home town favourite Pat Cash 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • Jan 25 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
  • Jan 28 Denver Nuggets point guard Michael Adams takes record streak to 79 consecutive games with at least one 3-point field goal in 117-102 loss against Indiana at Market Square Arena; streak ends next game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 New York Rangers' Marcel Dionne scores a 2nd period power play goal in 5-2 win in Philadelphia to become the first player in NHL history to get 20 goals in each of his first 17 seasons

NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne
  • Jan 29 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
  • Jan 29 Second largest NBA crowd in history; Boston Celtics at Pontiac Silverdome, Detroit (61,938); Pistons win, 125-108
  • Jan 29 Detroit Pistons draw a then NBA regular season record crowd of 61,983 fans to the Pontiac Silverdome for a 125-108 win over the Boston Celtics
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXII, Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA: Washington Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10; MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 7 38th NBA All-Star Game, Chicago Stadium: East beats West, 138-133; MVP: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, F

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 15-6; MVP: Bruce Smith, Buffalo Bills, DE

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Feb 9 39th NHL All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena: Wales Conference beats Campbell Conference, 6-5 (OT); MVP: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins, C

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Feb 9 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • Feb 13 XV Winter Olympic Games open in Calgary, Canada
  • Feb 13 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 14 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player
  • Feb 14 30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison beats his son, Davey, to the finish line; remembered for Richard Petty's rollover crash in the tri-oval on lap 106, rolls over 8 times and hit by Brett Bodine; walks away unhurt
  • Feb 20 Brian Boitano wins Olympic gold medal in figure skating
  • Feb 20 Cornelia Oschkenat hurdles indoor world record 50m (6.58 sec)
  • Feb 20 Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria sets high jumps indoor world record (2.06 m)
  • Feb 23 Chicago gives Cubs right to install lights & play up to 18 night games
  • Feb 24 Finnish ski jumper Matti Nykanen wins his 3rd gold medal of the Calgary Winter Olympics as part of the winning large hill team; normal and large hill individual champion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Bonnie Blair (US) wins Olympic 500m speed skating in record 39.1

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 27 Katarina Witt (GDR) wins 2nd consecutive Olympic figure skating
  • Feb 28 XV Winter Olympic Games close in Calgary, Canada
  • Feb 28 Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game
  • Feb 29 Mark Greatbatch scores 107* v England on Test Cricket debut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1 Edmonton's Wayne Gretzky picks up a 1st period assist in Oilers' 5-3 win over LA Kings to move ahead of Gordie Howe as NHL's all time leader in career assists; Howe 1,049 assists in 26 years, Gretzky 1,050 in 9 years

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 1 For first time since 1956, the Special Veterans Committee does not elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Phil Rizzuto, Leo Durocher, Joe Gordon and Gil Hodges passed over

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Mar 6 Julie Krone becomes winningest female jockey (1205 victories)
  • Mar 6 Orville Moodey shoots 63 at Seniors golf tournament
  • Mar 7 Jim Abbott, 1-handed pitcher, wins 58th James E Sullivan Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 13 35th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats North Carolina, 65-61
  • Mar 13 29th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Georgia, 62-57
  • Mar 13 9th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Villanova, 85-68
  • Mar 15 NFL's St Louis Cardinals officially move to Phoenix
  • Mar 17 Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115
  • Mar 19 France edges Wales, 10-9 at the National Stadium, Cardiff to share the Five Nations Rugby Championship with the Welsh with 3-1 records
  • Mar 20 Mike Tyson KOs Tony Tubbs in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Mar 22 WA beat Queensland by 5 wkts to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 24 Quarterback Dan Fouts retires
  • Mar 25 Robin Givens demands full access to husband Mike Tyson's money
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Budapest won by Bestemianova & Bukin (URS)
  • Mar 27 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Budapest won by Katarina Witt (GDR)
  • Mar 27 Ok-Hee Ku wins Standard Register Turquoise Classic Golf Tournament
  • Mar 27 WrestleMania IV, Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, NJ: Randy "Macho Man" Savage beats Ted DiBiase for WWF Heavyweight title
  • Mar 27 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Local resident Mark McCumber wins with record total 273 (−15), 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Mike Reid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 31 New York Islanders celebrate defenseman Denis Potvin's 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games at tribute night at Nassau Coliseum

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Apr 2 Simply Majestic sets horse racing's 1-1/8 mile record at 1:45
  • Apr 2 Test Cricket debut of Curtly Ambrose, WI v Pakistan, Georgetown
  • Apr 3 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins the 2nd of her 3 DS events, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Colleen Walker
  • Apr 3 7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Auburn, 56-54; Lady Techsters Erica Westbrooks MOP
  • Apr 3 Mario Lemieux wins NHL scoring title, stopping Gretzky's 7 year streak
  • Apr 3 NJ Devils beat Blackhawks, 4-3 in OT to join playoffs for 1st time
  • Apr 4 50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats Oklahoma, 83-79; Jayhawks power forward Danny Manning named tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • Apr 4 Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds
  • Apr 6 NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to NY Islanders 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
  • Apr 9 Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round
  • Apr 9 142nd Grand National: Irish jockey Brendan Powell wins aboard 10/1 shot Rhyme 'n' Reason by 4 lengths from Durham Edition
  • Apr 10 52nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Scotsman Sandy Lyle claims his second major title with a birdie on the 72nd hole to win by 1 stroke over Mark Calcavecchia
  • Apr 10 Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2
  • Apr 12 Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round
  • Apr 12 Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripkin as manager of Baltimore Orioles
  • Apr 14 Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2
  • Apr 17 Ethiopian Belayneh Densimo runs world record marathon (2:06:50)
  • Apr 18 92nd Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:43; Rosa Mota of Portugal repeats as women's champion in 2:24:30
  • Apr 20 Baltimore Orioles set worst record to start a season 0-14 (will go 0-21)
  • Apr 20 NJ Devils 1st playoff hat trick-Eric Broten
  • Apr 21 1st four-day games in County Cricket Championship commence
  • Apr 22 Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • Apr 22 NJ Devil Patrik Sundstrom sets NHL playoff record of 8 pts in a playoff game (hat trick & 5 assists) in 10-4 rout over the Capitals
  • Apr 24 NFL Draft: Auburn tight end Aundray Bruce first pick by Atlanta Falcons
  • Apr 26 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
  • Apr 26 NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
  • Apr 28 Baltimore Orioles lose AL record 21 games in a row
  • Apr 28 NJ Devils set all time playoff mark for penalty minutes
  • Apr 29 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • Apr 30 Baltimore Orioles end their record 21-game losing streak by beating the White Sox
  • Apr 30 NJ Devils beat Caps 3-2 taking 7th game of Patrick Division final
  • May 2 Baltimore Orioles sign a 15 year lease to remain in Baltimore and get a new park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Reds manager Pete Rose is suspended for 30 days for pushing an ump

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • May 6 Doughnutgate incident: NJ Devils' coach Jim Schoenfeld tells referee Don Koharski to 'eat another doughnut you fat pig!,' he is suspended
  • May 7 114th Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Winning Colors wins in 2:02.2
  • May 8 Mike Tyson crashes his $183,000 Bently on Varick St in New York City
  • May 8 Amateur referees work NJ Devil-Boston Bruin playoff games, as NHL referees walk-off, due to a restraining order brought by Devils
  • May 11 KV Mechelen of Belgium win 28th European Cup Winner's Cup against Ajax of Netherlands 1-0 in Strasbourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Mario Andretti records fastest Indianapolis 500 lap (221.565 mph)

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • May 11 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 1
  • May 14 1st non-pitcher (Jose Oquendo) in 20 years to get a decision in a baseball game, he & St Louis Cards lose to Braves 7-5 in 19 inn
  • May 14 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3
  • May 18 In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16

  • May 19 Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Mike Schmidt hits his 535th HR, moving into 8th place

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 21 113th Preakness: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 1:56.2

Sport awardLPGA Championship

May 22 LPGA Championship, Jack Nicklaus GC: Sherri Turner birdies final 2 holes to win her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Amy Alcott

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • May 24 Power outage in Boston Garden in NHL's Stanley Cup finals
  • May 25 32nd European Cup: PSV Eindhoven beats Benfica (0-0, 6-5 on penalties) at Stuttgart
  • May 26 Stanley Cup Final, Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, AL: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 6-3 for 4 game series sweep
  • May 29 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • Jun 3 Margo Adams sues Red Sox 3rd baseman Wade Boggs for palimony

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 4 Rickey Henderson steals 2 bases for record 249 as a NY Yankee

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf dominates Natalia Zvereva of Belarus 6-0, 6-0; shortest women's singles Grand Slam final in Open Era; 32 minutes
  • Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Mats Wilander of Sweden wins 3rd French title; beats home favourite Henri Leconte 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Jun 9 "Bloodsport (1987)" premieres in Germany
  • Jun 10 Greatest number of participants (31,678) on a bicycle tour (London)
  • Jun 11 120th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard Risen Star wins in 2:26.6
  • Jun 11 25th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 11-7
  • Jun 11 Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8½")
  • Jun 11 Yanks' Rick Rhoden becomes 1st pitcher to DH (0 for 1 with an RBI)
  • Jun 12 6th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Billy Casper
  • Jun 13 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
  • Jun 13 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jun 16 Boston Red Sox Barrett steals home
  • Jun 16 In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins
  • Jun 17 Givens' Family reports Mike Tyson beats his wife Robin Givens
  • Jun 19 32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, The Country Club: Curtis Strange wins a Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes from Englishman Nick Faldo

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Jun 20 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
  • Jun 21 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
  • Jun 24 Cleve pitcher Doug Jones sets record of 14 consecutive saves
  • Jun 24 Red Sox begin AL record 23rd consecutive home win streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Cal Ripken Jr plays in his 1,000th consecutive game

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 25 Expos Pitcher Floyd Youmans suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Jun 25 UEFA European Championship Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Ruud Gullet & Marco van Basten score as the Netherlands beats Soviet Union, 2-0
  • Jun 27 Mike Tyson KOs Michael Spink in 91 seconds, in Atlantic City ($67m)
  • Jun 27 Reds bat out of order against Padres in 1st inning
  • Jun 28 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
  • Jun 30 Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so White Sox won't move to Florida
  • Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Germany's Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 3 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Sally Little wins by 1 stroke from Laura Davies of England

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

  • Jul 3 A's Gene Nelson becomes 1st AL pitcher to steal a base since 1973 in 9-8 win over Toronto

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles beating Boris Becker 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 4 After a poor start to the season Kansas City Royals release Dan Quisenberry (record 5-time AL saves leader)
  • Jul 5 Wist Indies cricket paceman Malcolm Marshall takes career best 7-22, beat England by an innings & 156 at Old Trafford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 11 Mike Tyson hires Donald Trump as an advisor
  • Jul 12 59th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium, Cin
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Terry Steinbach (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 12 Margo Adams alleges Red Sox Wade Bogg's had an affair with her
  • Jul 13 Red Sox replace manager John McNamara with Joe Morgan
  • Jul 14 Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle with his 537th HR into 7th place
  • Jul 16 Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jul 18 British Open Golf, Royal Lytham & St. Annes: Spaniard Seve Ballesteros wins his 3rd Open title by 2 shots from Nick Price of Zimbabwe

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros
Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Jul 24 US Open Women's Golf, Baltimore CC: Liselotte Neumann of Sweden wins her only major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 US and Jamaica play scoreless tie, in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jul 24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • Jul 26 Mike Schmidt sets NL record appearing in 2,155 games at 3rd base, as Phillies & NY Mets end that game at 2:13 AM
  • Jul 27 Baseball star Tommy John commits record 3 errors on 1 play as Yanks rout Brewers 16-3
  • Jul 29 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling
  • Jul 29 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds pitcher John Franco sets a record of 13 saves in 1 month
  • Jul 31 Miami Dolphins beat SF 49ers 27-21 in London
  • Jul 31 Willie Stargell became 200th man inducted in Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Aug 5 Thoroughbred trainer Dale Baird wins his 5,000th career race with Stuffed Johnnie at Mountaineer Park; second to reach milestone behind Jack Van Berg
  • Aug 6 Rich Gossage becomes the second player in MLB history to record 300 career saves as Cubs beat Phillies, 7-4
  • Aug 6 Oakland A's outfielder Jose Canseco becomes 11th MLB player to record 30 HRs & 30 steals in a season
  • Aug 7 Future Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye wins his 4,000th career race aboard 2-year-old filly Fawn and Hahn in the 4th race at Del Mar
  • Aug 8 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Gary Player of South Africa wins by 2 strokes over New Zealander Bob Charles in an 18-hole playoff; his second straight US Senior title
  • Aug 8 Minnesota Twins pull 2nd triple-play of year & beat Cleve 6-2
  • Aug 8 Cubs & Phillies attempt to play 1st night game ever at Wrigley Field but are rained out in 4th inning with Chicago leading, 3-1
  • Aug 9 Cubs beat Mets 6-4 in their 1st official night game at Wrigley Field
  • Aug 9 Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky to LA Kings for $15-$20 millions
  • Aug 10 Matt Biondi swims world record 100m free style (48.42 sec)
  • Aug 12 Boston Red Sox beat Tigers 9-4 for AL record 23rd consecutive win at home
  • Aug 13 Boston Red Sox win AL record 24 straight home games
  • Aug 13 US beats Jamaica 5-1 in 2nd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship, Oak Tree GC: Jeff Sluman wins his only major title by 3 shots from Paul Azinger
  • Aug 19 NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer
  • Aug 23 Mike Tyson & Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem
  • Aug 28 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
  • Aug 30 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games
  • Sep 4 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY
  • Sep 4 The relocated Phoenix Cardinals play first regular-season NFL game; lose 21-14 v Bengals at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati
  • Sep 5 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 7 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 7 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
  • Sep 8 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m
  • Sep 8 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner
  • Sep 9 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 MLB games