Events in Sport in 1990

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  • Jan 1 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • Jan 1 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • Jan 1 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • Jan 1 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • Jan 1 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • Jan 5 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • Jan 9 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • Jan 9 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • Jan 11 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 11 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • Jan 14 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 15 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 15 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • Jan 15 NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
  • Jan 19 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa
  • Jan 21 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
  • Jan 21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jan 22 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • Jan 26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 78th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 5-2)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 78th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 31 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing

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Feb 3 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 3 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
  • Feb 4 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • Feb 4 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 4 Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 4 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Feb 6 Groundbreaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
  • Feb 11 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 at Miami

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Feb 11 James "Buster" Douglas KOs Mike Tyson in 10 to win heavyweight boxing crown

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • Feb 15 Baseball owners lock out players
  • Feb 18 Jane Crafter wins LPGA Phar-Mor at Inverrary Golf Tournament
  • Feb 22 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 24 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiia Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Feb 25 Australia beat Pakistan 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Mar 2 Mark Tewsksbury swims world record 50m backstroke (25.06 sec)
  • Mar 4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 11 Maggie Will wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International
  • Mar 11 37th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #14 Georgia Tech beats Virginia, 70-61
  • Mar 11 31st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Ole Miss, 70-51
  • Mar 11 11th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Syracuse, 78-75

  • Mar 18 32-day lockout by baseball owners ends
  • Mar 18 Colleen Walker wins Circle K Tucson LPGA Golf Open
  • Mar 19 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held (Ottawa)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33

  • Mar 22 The ML umpires announce that they will boycott exhibition games
  • Mar 24 Tom Hunter swims world record 50m freestyle (21.81 sec)
  • Mar 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
  • Mar 27 NSW beat Queensland by 345 runs to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 28 Bengal beat Delhi in rained-out cricket Ranji Trophy final on quotient

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 28 Michael Jordan scores 69 points, 4th time he scores 60 pts in a game

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Mar 30 Jack Nicklaus made his debut in the "Seniors" golf tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 19th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Betsy King

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Apr 1 2nd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus wins his first start on the Senior PGA tour
  • Apr 1 9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81
  • Apr 1 CBS fires sportscaster Brent Mussburger
  • Apr 2 52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 5 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • Apr 5 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary
  • Apr 7 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary
  • Apr 7 144th Grand National: Mr. Marcus Armytage aboard Mr Frisk wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 8 54th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 278

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Apr 8 Kris Monaghan wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
  • Apr 9 NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1
  • Apr 10 Curtly Ambrose takes 8-45 in cricket vs England at Bridgetown
  • Apr 11 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary
  • Apr 13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • Apr 13 NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1
  • Apr 16 94th Boston Marathon: Gelindo Bordin of Italy 1st man in 2:08:19 and Rosa Mota of Portugal 1st woman in 2:25:24
  • Apr 18 Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in WLAF
  • Apr 19 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Apr 21 National League umpire is arrested for stealing baseball cards
  • Apr 22 1990 NFL Draft: Jeff George from University of Illinois first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Nolan Ryan ties Bob Feller's record of pitching 12 1-hitters

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Apr 28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
  • Apr 30 As Met pitcher David Cone argues a call at 1st base, 2 Braves score
  • May 4 Oriole Gregg Olson sets relief pitcher rec of 41 cons scoreless inns
  • May 5 116th Kentucky Derby: Craig Perret aboard Unbridled wins in 2:02
  • May 6 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 9 Sampdoria of Italy win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht of Belgium 2-0 in Gothenburg
  • May 9 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Boston Bruins beat Washington Capitals, 4 games to 0
  • May 11 NY Yankees trade Dave Winfield to Angels for Mike Witt
  • May 12 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 13 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
  • May 14 46th time opposing pitchers hit HR, Valenzuela (Dodgers)/Gross (Expos)
  • May 15 Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period
  • May 18 Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • May 19 115th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6
  • May 20 Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Golf International

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 22 Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • May 23 NY Yankees hit 6 home runs to beat Minnesota Twins 12-0
  • May 23 34th European Cup: Milan beats Benfica 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 24 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Philadelphia Phillies retire Mike Schmidt's uniform #20

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • May 27 74th Indianapolis 500 runs
  • May 27 Jan Stephenson wins J C Penney LPGA Golf Skins Game
  • May 27 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 29 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 29 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Jun 1 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • Jun 3 Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 4 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez strikes out 18 Atlanta Braves
  • Jun 6 Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as NY Yankee manager
  • Jun 9 122nd Belmont: Michael Kinane aboard Go & Go wins in 2:27.2
  • Jun 9 FIFA World Cup: Czechoslovakia beats USA 5-1 in World Cup match

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Dodger Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle with baseball's switch hit HRs in 10 games

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Men's French Open: Andres Gomez beats Andre Agassi (6-3, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 10 89th Women's French Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 11 Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)
  • Jun 12 Egypt (500-1 longshot) ties favorite the Netherlands 1-1 in World Cup game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 NY Yankee reliever Dave Righetti becomes 9th to record 200 saves

MLB Pitcher and Coach Dave Righetti
MLB Pitcher and Coach
Dave Righetti

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 12 Orioles Cal Ripken plays in his 1,308th consecutive game to move past Everett Scott into 2nd place on the all-time list

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jun 12 NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs 19-8 at Wrigley Field, Cubs outfielder Doug Dazcenzo pitched a scoreless 9th inning
  • Jun 14 44th NBA Championship: Det Pistons beat Por Trailblazers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 17 90th US Golf Open: Hale Irwin shoots a 280 at Medinah CC in Medinah Il

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 17 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Jun 18 After being undefeated in the 1982 FIFA World Cup Cameroon suffer their 1st loss. Soviet Union wins 4-0
  • Jun 18 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
  • Jun 21 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • Jun 22 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox
  • Jun 22 Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
  • Jun 24 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 29 NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
  • Jun 29 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
  • Jul 1 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • Jul 1 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • Jul 1 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • Jul 1 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • Jul 1 FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
  • Jul 1 NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0
  • Jul 4 Wrestler Brutus Beefcake injured during para-sailing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 5 Zina Garrison upsets Steffi Graf in Wimbledon semi-finals

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 6 After pitching a no-hitter lose, NY Yankee Andy Hawkins pitches a complete 12 inn game & loses 2-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 97th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Z Garrison (64 61)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 7 NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • Jul 7 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats England 2-1 in football's World Cup Third Place game
  • Jul 8 Brewers beat Angels 20-7, including 13 in 5th inning
  • Jul 8 FIFA World Cup: Germany beats Argentina 1-0 for football's 14th World Cup in Rome
  • Jul 8 Tina Purtzer wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 8 Trailing 7-0, Brewers tie Angels & then score 13 in 5th to win 20-7

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 104th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg beats Boris Becker (6-2 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-4)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 Richard Hadlee takes 5-53 to end his Test Cricket career with 431 wkts
  • Jul 10 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)
  • Jul 10 Last day of Test Cricket for Richard Hadlee
  • Jul 12 Chicago White Sox Melido Perez no-hits Yankees 8-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game at Yankee Stadium (7th no-hitter of 1990)
  • Jul 15 45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
  • Jul 17 NY Yankee Deion Sanders hits an inside park homer
  • Jul 17 Minnesota Twins become 1st team to turn 2 triple plays in a game but lose to Boston Red Sox 1-0
  • Jul 19 Cincinnati Red Pete Rose is sentence to 5 months for tax evasion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 Dave Raghetti pitches in his 499th game as a NY Yankee, passing Whitey Ford in most appearances as a NY Yankee

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jul 22 90th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Phil Mickelson

  • Jul 22 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Phar-Mor in Youngstown Golf Tournament
  • Jul 22 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 KC Royal George Brett hits for the cycle

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Roseanne Barr sings National Anthem at Cincinnati Reds-San Diego Padres game

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Jul 26 US beats Soviet Union 17-0 in baseball at Goodwill Games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Graham Gooch scores 333 v India at Lord's

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Jul 27 Tom Moody scores 100 in 26 mins in county cricket, world record
  • Jul 29 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • Jul 29 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
  • Jul 29 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
  • Jul 29 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • Jul 30 Graham Gooch scores 123 v India to follow up 1st innings 333

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 George Steinbrenner is forced by Commissioner Fay Vincent to resign as prinicipal partner of NY Yankees

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jul 31 Nolan Ryan becomes 20th major league pitcher to win 300 games
  • Aug 1 Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs
  • Aug 3 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 10th HR in 1st 72 at bats
  • Aug 5 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Aug 6 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 11th HR in 1st 86 at bats
  • Aug 7 NY Yankee Kevin Mass sets record with 12th HR in 1st 92 at bats & becomes 21st to hit a ball into 3rd deck of Seattle's Kingdome
  • Aug 8 Balt Orioles pull their 10th triple play (1-6-3 vs Oakland)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 8 Carlton Fisk ties Johnny Bench hitting 327 HRs as a catcher

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Aug 8 Pete Rose begins 5-ms prison term at Marion (IL) Federal prison camp
  • Aug 11 NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 12 72nd PGA Championship: Wayne Grady shoots a 282 at Shoal Creek Ala

Golfer and PGA Champion Wayne Grady
Golfer and PGA Champion
Wayne Grady
  • Aug 12 Cathy Gerring wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 14 Denver vote for a 1% sales tax to pay for a baseball franchise

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Golfer
Gary Player

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 15 Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Aug 17 Carlton Fisk hits White Sox record 187th HR