Events in Sport in 1988 (Part 2)

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  • Aug 28 Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
  • Aug 28 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
  • Aug 30 Kent Tekulve is 2nd pitcher in majors to appear in 1,000 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Sep 4 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game

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Sep 5 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 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 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 9 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 12 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • Sep 13 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • Sep 15 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
  • Sep 15 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
  • Sep 16 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • Sep 16 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
  • Sep 17 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • Sep 20 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
  • Sep 21 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home
  • Sep 22 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • Sep 23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • Sep 23 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
  • Sep 24 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
  • Sep 25 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
  • Sep 25 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 28 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • Sep 30 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • Sep 30 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show
  • Oct 2 24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea
  • Oct 2 Gelindo Bordin wins 21st Olympics marathon (2:10:32)
  • Oct 2 Minnesota Twins are 1st AL club ever to break 3 million season attendance
  • Oct 2 Mike Tyson wrecks furniture in his mansion in Bernardsville, NJ, during a domestic dispute
  • Oct 6 Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant
  • Oct 7 Jim Fregosi is fired as manager of White Sox
  • Oct 9 9th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats New Zealand 25-12
  • Oct 9 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • Oct 12 MLB National League Championship: Los Angeles Dodgers beat New York Mets, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 14 NJ Devils raise their 1st pennant by winning the Patrick Division Playoff Championship
  • Oct 15 NCAA record rushing yardage (768 yards-Oklahoma)
  • Oct 15 With 2 outs in bottom of 9th, an injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic 2 run HR to give Dodgers a 5-4 win in 1st game of World Series
  • Oct 16 Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff & World Series

  • Oct 17 Dallas Green replaces Lou Pinella as manager of NY Yankees
  • Oct 20 LA Dodgers beat Oakland A's in baseball's 85th World Series 4 games to 1
  • Oct 20 Reggie Rogers, Det Lion's # 1 pick, kills 3 by driving intoxicated
  • Oct 21 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
  • Oct 23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

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Oct 26 Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for 4 months' advisory service

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 30 Beth Daniel wins Nichirei Ladies Cup US-Japan Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Oct 30 NY Jets finally beat Pittsburgh Steelers for 1st time
  • Oct 31 1st Monday Night NFL game in Indianapolis, Colts beat Denver 55-23
  • Nov 1 Chris Sabo, wins National League Rookie of Year award
  • Nov 2 Mexican radio station erronously reports Mike Tyson dies in car crash
  • Nov 4 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • Nov 5 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • Nov 5 Japan beats MLB all stars 2-1 in Tokyo (Game 1 of 7)
  • Nov 5 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Alysheba, Gt Communicator, Gulch, Is It True, Miesque, Open Mind, Personal Ensign at Churchill Downs
  • Nov 6 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • Nov 6 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • Nov 6 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 6 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Nov 6 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • Nov 7 MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7)
  • Nov 8 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • Nov 9 MLB All-Star team beat Japan 8-2 in Nishinomya, (Game 4 of 7)
  • Nov 10 MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)
  • Nov 12 Japan beats MLB All-Star team 5-4 in Tokyo (Game 6 of 7)
  • Nov 13 39th Formula One WDC: Ayrton Senna wins by three points
  • Nov 15 Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson wins NL MVP Award

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 16 Jose Canseco is 1st unanimous AL MVP since Reggie Jackson

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Nov 16 Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson for $125 million for libel
  • Nov 20 38th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bill Elliott wins
  • Nov 23 Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • Nov 23 Yankees sign free agent 2nd-baseman Steve Sax to 3-year contract
  • Nov 25 53rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 15-10 in Birmingham
  • Nov 27 76th CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeats BC Lions, 22-21
  • Nov 30 NYC furrier sues Mike Tyson for $92,000 for non payment of purchase
  • Dec 1 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Dec 1 NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues
  • Dec 3 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
  • Dec 4 Amy Benz/John Huston wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

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Dec 4 Orioles trade veteran 1B Eddie Murray to the Dodgers

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Dec 6 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
  • Dec 6 Agnes Neil Williams purchases Baltimore Orioles for $70 million Eli Jacobs becomes CEO of Balt Orioles
  • Dec 7 NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach

AgreementContract of Interest

Dec 7 Rangers sign free-agent pitcher Nolan Ryan to a one-year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Dec 8 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 10 Washington Capitals 1st NHL scoreless tie, vs Montreal Canadiens
  • Dec 12 Sandra Miller of Queens sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment
  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 14 NBA's Miami Heat wins 1st game ever, 89-88 (Clippers), after 17 loses
  • Dec 15 Lori Davis of Long Island sues Mike Tyson for grabbing her buttocks
  • Dec 17 77th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Gothenburg (4-1)
  • Dec 17 Bryan Murray becomes 17th NHL coach to win 300 games (Wash Caps)
  • Dec 17 NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2
  • Dec 18 Seattle Seahawks win their 1st ever division title with 9-7 record
  • Dec 18 Cricket Women's World Cup: Australia defeats England by 8 wickets
  • Dec 19 Oklahoma's College football team gets 3 year probation
  • Dec 29 Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum