Events in Sport in 1991

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  • Jan 1 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
  • Jan 1 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • Jan 1 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • Jan 1 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • Jan 3 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
  • Jan 4 12 year old Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal World Swimming Championships in Perth, Australia
  • Jan 5 Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
  • Jan 8 Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 9 Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame for betting on baseball

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jan 9 Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
  • Jan 11 Ben Johnson's 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finishes 2nd
  • Jan 12 Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
  • Jan 12 Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
  • Jan 13 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jan 13 Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
  • Jan 15 Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup

  • Jan 18 WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • Jan 19 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
  • Jan 20 Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
  • Jan 20 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • Jan 20 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr's with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Jan 25 Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
  • Jan 26 Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
  • Jan 26 Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27 Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
  • Jan 27 79th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27 Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotná 5-7, 6-3, 6-1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna
  • Jan 31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 3 Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Feb 3 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21
  • Feb 4 Baseball's Hall of Fame board of directors vote 12-0 to bar Pete Rose, due to his betting on games while a player and manager

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Feb 4 Batsmen Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones make a world record 467 run stand for New Zealand v Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in Wellington

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Feb 5 LA King Dave Taylor becomes 29th NHler to score 1000 points

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 Howard Stern kisses NY Giant Leonard Marshall's ass over bet, Stern lost claiming the Giants would lose the Superbowl

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 7 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 8 Roger Clemens signs record $5,380,250 per year Red Sox contract

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Feb 10 41st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 116-114 at Charlotte
  • Feb 15 Troy State sets NCAA Div II record with 103 points in 2nd half routing DeVry Institute 187-117
  • Feb 17 33rd Daytona 500: Ernie Irvan wins (148.148 MPH)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Edmonton Oiler goalie Grant Fuhr returns to NHL after season-long suspension for substance abuse & shuts out NJ Devils 4-0

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 22 Test Cricket debut of Sanath Jayasuriya, vs NZ at Hamilton

  • Feb 23 NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games
  • Feb 24 End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft
  • Feb 25 Andrew Jones scores twin Test Cricket tons v Sri Lanka (122 & 100*)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Bruce McNall, Wayne Gretzky & John Candy buy CFL's Toronto Argonauts

Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Feb 26 Asanka Gurusinha scores twin Test Cricket tons v NZ (119 & 102)
  • Feb 26 Bill Veeck & Tony Lazzeri elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 NY-NJ Knights (WLAF) players 1st come together
  • Feb 28 Don Mattingly named 10th NY Yankee Captain
  • Mar 2 Deb Richard wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 2 NC State Chris Corchiani becomes 1st NCAAer to get 1,000 assists
  • Mar 3 Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • Mar 5 Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • Mar 9 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • Mar 10 Eddie Sutton is 1st NCAA coach to lead 4 schools into playoffs

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 10 Laura Davies wins LPGA Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Mar 10 38th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 North Carolina beats #6 Duke, 96-74
  • Mar 10 32nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Tennessee, 88-69
  • Mar 10 12th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Seton Hall beats Georgetown, 74-62
  • Mar 11 John Smith, US amateur wrestler, wins James E Sullivan Award
  • Mar 11 Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
  • Mar 14 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)
  • Mar 15 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record 6.14m (20 feet 1 3/4)
  • Mar 16 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • Mar 17 Penny Hammel wins Desert Inn LPGA Golf International

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Mike Tyson beats Razor Ruddock in the 7th round

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Philadelphia '76ers retires Wilt Chamberlain's #13 jersey

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 18 Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • Mar 19 KC Royals announce they are putting Bo Jackson on waivers
  • Mar 19 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
  • Mar 19 St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona Not recognizing Martin Luther King Day

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Mar 23 Sergei Bubka pole vaults world record indoor (6.12m)
  • Mar 23 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • Mar 24 Barcelona Dragons beat NY/NJ Knights 19-7 in their 1st WLAF game
  • Mar 24 Danielle Ammaccapane wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament
  • Mar 24 NY Yankees beat NY Mets, 9-3
  • Mar 25 Allan Border takes 5-68 v WI at Bourda (!), Georgetown
  • Mar 26 Orlando Thunder beats San Antonio Riders in their 1st WLAF game 35-34
  • Mar 26 Victoria beat NSW by 7 wickets to win Sheffield Shield Final
  • Mar 27 NCAA bans U of Minn football team from postseason play in 1992
  • Mar 28 Mike Tyson admits paternity to Kimberly Scarborough's son
  • Mar 30 1st exhibition baseball games at Joe Robbie Stadium (Yanks-Orioles)
  • Mar 30 Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title
  • Mar 31 10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67
  • Mar 31 Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship, Mission Hills CC: Amy Alcott wins 3rd DS convincingly by 8 strokes from Dottie Pepper
  • Mar 31 St Louis Blues Brett Hull scores his 86th goal
  • Apr 1 Dwight Gooden signs $5.15 million 3 year contract with NY Mets
  • Apr 1 53rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Kansas 72-65
  • Apr 3 Bo Jackson signs 1-year contract with Chicago White Sox
  • Apr 5 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 6 Argentine soocer star Diego Maradona suspended for 15 month by Italian League for testing positive for cocaine use

Football Legend Diego Maradona
Football Legend
Diego Maradona
  • Apr 6 145th Grand National: Nigel Hawke aboard Seagram wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 3rd Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 7 Christa Johnson wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • Apr 8 Jockey Bill Shoemaker paralyzed in a car accident
  • Apr 8 Major league umpires & baseball reach a 4-year agreement
  • Apr 8 Oakland A's stadium becomes 1st outdoor arena in USA to ban smoking

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Apr 10 LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 10 Martin Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:52.51)
  • Apr 14 55th Masters Golf Tournament: Ian Woosnam wins, shooting a 277
  • Apr 14 Chic Blackhawks becomes 1st NHL regular season champion in 20 years to lose in 1st round of the playoffs (To Minn North Stars)
  • Apr 15 Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins men's race, 2:11:06; Wanda Panfil of Poland woman's champion, 2:24:18

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Apr 15 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Apr 15 Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
  • Apr 16 St Louis Blues becomes 8th NHL team in Play-off to come back from a 3-1 deficit as they beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 19 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Apr 20 Mark Lenzi is 1st diver to score 100 pts on a dive (101.85)

  • Apr 21 52nd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Jack Nicklaus
  • Apr 21 Jakov Tolstikov wins 4th World Cup marathon (2:09:17)
  • Apr 21 Rosa Mota wins 4th World Cup female marathon (2:26:14)
  • Apr 21 NFL Draft: University of Miami defensive tackle Russell Maryland first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Apr 22 Frank Thomas is 1st White Sox to homer at new Comiskey Park

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 Björn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Apr 23 Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home
  • Apr 25 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • Apr 26 Soccer star Diego Maradona, suspended for using cocaine, arrested in Argentina for possession & distribution of illegal narcotics

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals an all time record 939th base vs New York Yankees

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 1 West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge plays his last Test innings, scoring 43 vs Australia in Antigua

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Cam Neely is injured on a cheap shot by Ulf Samuelsson, an injury that would limit him to only 162 games for the remainder of his NHL career and force him to retire at 31

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • May 4 117th Kentucky Derby: Chris Antley wins aboard Strike the Gold, the first of 2 Derby victories
  • May 4 NY Mets M Sasser & Mark Carreon are 8th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • May 6 Phillie Lenny Dykstra slams his sports car into 2 trees
  • May 6 Seppo Raty of Finland sets javelin record to 301' 9"
  • May 7 Haryana beat Bombay in the Ranji Cricket Trophy final by 2 runs
  • May 10 Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt
  • May 10 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Minnesota North Stars beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 1
  • May 11 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2
  • May 15 Manchester United of England win 31th European Cup Winner's Cup against FC Barcelona 2-1 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 US President George H. W. Bush takes Queen Elizabeth to Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • May 15 Red Sox & White Sox play then slowest 9 inning game (4:11)
  • May 18 116th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
  • May 19 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge
  • May 19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 20 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 22 NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994
  • May 23 Phillie Tommy Greene no-hits Mont Expos, 2-0
  • May 23 San Diego Sockers win 4th consecutive Major Soccer League championship
  • May 25 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Minn North Star, 4 games to 2
  • May 29 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari
  • Jun 2 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
  • Jun 2 Seppo Raty of Finland improves his world javelin record to 318' 1"
  • Jun 3 NY Yankees selected 19-year-old Brien Taylor, #1 in amateur draft
  • Jun 3 Thomas Hearns captures WBA light heavyweight title
  • Jun 6 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • Jun 8 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
  • Jun 8 Former NY Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds

  • Jun 9 9th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Jim Albus
  • Jun 9 WLAF 1st world bowl London Monarchs defeat Barcelona Dragons 21-0

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 90th Men's French Open: Jim Courier beats Andre Agassi (3-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 13 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
  • Jun 13 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
  • Jun 13 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
  • Jun 16 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • Jun 16 Minnesota Twins win a team record 15 games in a row

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 17 US Open Golf, Hazeline National GC: Payne Stewart wins a Monday playoff with 1987 champion Scott Simpson

  • Jun 18 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated
  • Jun 18 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays
  • Jun 19 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy are elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 23 Beth Daniel wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Jun 23 Mazda becomes 1st Japanese car to capture Le Mans 24 hour race
  • Jun 24 NHL adopts instant-replay and tenth of second clock in final minute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 Martina Navratilova wins record 100th singles match at Wimbledon

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • Jun 29 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 30 37th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • Jul 3 Gateway Board of Trustees approve a 20-year lease for the Cleveland Indians to play MLB at Jacobs Field
  • Jul 5 MLB owners approve Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins as new NL franchises to start play in 1993
  • Jul 5 American jockey Ray Sibille wins his 3,000th career race, aboard Sporting Surf at Pleasanton, California

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini of Argentina 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jul 7 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In the first ever all-German final Michael Stich beats Boris Becker 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
  • Jul 8 Pitts Pirate President Carl Barger becomes 1st President of Florida Marlins
  • Jul 8 Major league umpire Steve Palermo and former NFL defensive lineman Terence Mann shot trying to help 2 waitresses from being robbed
  • Jul 9 62nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-2 at SkyDome, Toronto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 9 All star MVP: Cal Ripken Jr (Balt Orioles)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jul 9 South Africa readmitted to Olympics
  • Jul 11 Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
  • Jul 13 Bob Milacki & 3 other Balt Oriole pitchers no-hit A's 2-0
  • Jul 14 46th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Meg Mallon
  • Jul 15 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
  • Jul 18 Florida Marlins' logo unveiled
  • Jul 18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants
  • Jul 19 Cal Ripken plays in his 1,500th consecutive game
  • Jul 19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • Jul 19 With NY Yankee victory, 10 of 14 AL teams are at .500 or better
  • Jul 20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • Jul 21 120th British Golf Open: Ian Baker-Finch shoots 272 at Royal Birkdale
  • Jul 23 Rob Dibble back from 3-game suspension, is ejected for throwing at and hitting Cubs baserunner Doug Dascenzo Cubs win, 8-5
  • Jul 25 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long treated for an apparent suicide attempt after he learned he tested positive for steroid use
  • Jul 26 CFL assumes ownership of Ottawa Rough Riders
  • Jul 26 Expo's Mark Gardner no hits Dodgers for 9 innings, but loses in 10th
  • Jul 28 12th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus