Events in Sport in 1989

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  • Jan 2 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • Jan 2 75th Rose Bowl: #11 Michigan beats #5 Southern California, 22-14
  • Jan 2 55th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #7 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 2 18th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Notre Dame beats #3 West Virginia, 34-21
  • Jan 2 55th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #6 Nebraska, 23-3
  • Jan 5 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • Jan 7 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
  • Jan 7 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • Jan 8 AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • Jan 8 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 9 Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Jan 11 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
  • Jan 13 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jan 17 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
  • Jan 17 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup Australian Tri-Series
  • Jan 20 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
  • Jan 21 A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Oklahoma football player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
NHL Star Marcel Dionne
NHL Star
Marcel Dionne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 22 After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

American Football Coach Bill Walsh
American Football Coach
Bill Walsh
  • Jan 23 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 25 NY Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
  • Jan 27 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Jan 27 Okla linebacker Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
  • Jan 29 Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 77th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecii (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 77th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 30 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
  • Feb 3 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • Feb 3 Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out
  • Feb 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
  • Feb 7 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg apparently attempts suicide in Milan

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Feb 8 Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • Feb 9 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Feb 10 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • Feb 10 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • Feb 10 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • Feb 12 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
  • Feb 12 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
  • Feb 12 Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
  • Feb 13 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
  • Feb 16 Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser signs $7.9M-3 year contract

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 16 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens signs $7.5M-3 year contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Feb 17 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 21 Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Feb 24 Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Feb 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
  • Feb 26 NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
  • Feb 26 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
  • Feb 28 Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Mar 2 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • Mar 4 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
  • Mar 5 Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Mar 8 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
  • Mar 9 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • Mar 12 36th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 North Carolina beats #7 Duke, 77-74
  • Mar 12 30th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Florida, 72-60
  • Mar 12 10th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 88-79
  • Mar 15 NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
  • Mar 18 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game
  • Mar 19 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
  • Mar 20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • Mar 22 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • Mar 26 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
  • Mar 27 Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • Mar 29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • Apr 1 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • Apr 1 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
  • Apr 2 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Apr 2 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
  • Apr 3 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle

  • Apr 4 NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
  • Apr 7 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • Apr 8 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
  • Apr 8 143rd Grand National: Jimmy Frost aboard Little Polveir wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 53rd Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 after Scott Hoch chokes on an 18 inch putt

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Apr 9 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
  • Apr 9 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 9 Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 11 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

NHL Goalie Ron Hextall
NHL Goalie
Ron Hextall
  • Apr 15 Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • Apr 16 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
  • Apr 16 Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Apr 16 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
  • Apr 17 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:06 and Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway 1st woman in 2:24:33
  • Apr 19 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • Apr 21 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
  • Apr 23 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
  • Apr 23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 23 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Apr 25 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
  • Apr 25 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
  • Apr 26 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
  • Apr 30 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • Apr 30 US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • May 1 Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • May 5 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
  • May 6 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05
  • May 7 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 8 Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • May 9 NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • May 9 NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • May 10 FC Barcelona of Spain win 29th European Cup Winner's Cup against Sampdoria of Italy 1-0 in Bern
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 13 Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • May 13 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • May 14 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
  • May 14 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
  • May 14 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
  • May 15 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • May 15 US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
  • May 20 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8

Sport awardGolf Major

May 21 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 24 NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito
  • May 24 NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • May 24 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jun 2 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
  • Jun 3 Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
  • Jun 3 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 4 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
  • Jun 5 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires
  • Jun 5 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3
  • Jun 6 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • Jun 7 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
  • Jun 7 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
  • Jun 7 1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2
  • Jun 8 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Jun 10 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
  • Jun 11 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • Jun 11 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
  • Jun 11 88th Men's French Open: Michael Chang beats Stefan Edberg (6-1, 3-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 11 88th Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 3-6, 7-5)
  • Jun 13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • Jun 14 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • Jun 15 Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees)
  • Jun 16 Only 17 holes-in-one recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • Jun 17 US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
  • Jun 18 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Jun 21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • Jun 21 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia
  • Jun 25 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
  • Jul 1 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • Jul 1 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • Jul 2 10th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • Jul 2 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
  • Jul 4 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Jul 5 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
  • Jul 6 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt is chosen to start in the All Star game

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 103rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats Stefan Edberg (6-0 7-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1)
  • Jul 9 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals)
  • Jul 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
  • Jul 12 NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
  • Jul 16 44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Jul 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jul 23 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • Jul 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • Jul 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • Jul 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • Jul 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
  • Aug 1 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
  • Aug 3 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
  • Aug 3 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
  • Aug 3 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
  • Aug 4 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel