On This Day

Events in Sport in 1991 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 350 of 350

Sport awardUS Senior Golf Open

Jul 28 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18-hole Monday playoff

  • Jul 28 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
  • Jul 28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 28 Dennis Martínez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jul 28 Tour de France: Spanish rider Miguel Induráin beats Gianni Bugno of Italy by 3' 36" for 1st of 5 consecutive Tour wins; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner

Sport awardFederation Cup

Jul 28 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Nottingham, England: Spain wins first title with 2-1 victory over US; Conchita Martínez & Arantxa Sánchez Vicario clinch final 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 against Gigi Fernández & Zina Garrison-Jackson

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison
  • Jul 29 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups and blowup dolls at Jose Canseco

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • Jul 30 Red Sox Carlos Quintana is 11th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (3rd)
  • Aug 5 Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union breaks his own world pole vault record (6.10m) in Malmö Sweden
  • Aug 6 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 7 American team of Carl Lewis, Mike Marsh, Leroy Burrell & Dennis Mitchell set 4 x 100m relay world record of 37.67 seconds in Zürich, Switzerland

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 8 With two months left, White Sox set new home attendance (2,150,951)
  • Aug 10 NFL sportscaster Paul Maquire suffers a heart attack at 53

Sport awardPGA Championship

Aug 11 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Crooked Stick GC: John Daly wins by 3 strokes from fellow American Bruce Lietzke

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Aug 12 Last day in Test Cricket for Viv Richards, Dujon & Marshall

  • Aug 13 Michael Ray Barrowman swims world record 200m breaststroke (2:10.60)
  • Aug 13 Test Cricket debut of Mike Whitney for Australia versus England at Old Trafford
  • Aug 17 Royals Warren Cromartie's 1st major league HR since 1983
  • Aug 20 Norbert Rosza swims world record 100m breast stroke (1:01.29)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 20 Dolphin Dan Marino surpasses Joe Montana as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Aug 22 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 100m backstroke (1:00.31)
  • Aug 23 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 24 Taiwan captures its 15th Little League World Series, 11-0
  • Aug 25 Carl Lewis rus 100m in 9.86 seconds
  • Aug 25 Cubs Doug Dascenzo commits his 1st career error after 242 games
  • Aug 25 Krizstina Egerszegi swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.62)
  • Aug 25 Wanda Panfil wins 3rd female world champion marathon (2:29:53)
  • Aug 26 Royal Brett Saberegen no-hits White Sox 7-0
  • Aug 28 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martínez both perfect game pitcher
  • Aug 30 Mike Powell of US sets then long jump record at 29' 4½" (8.95m)
  • Aug 31 Houston QB David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3
  • Sep 1 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 4 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics

  • Sep 7 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles of Yugoslavia wins her first US title; beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10 Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 San Diego State freshman running back Marshall Faulk rushes for NCAA record 386 yards and scores 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific, 55-34
  • Sep 15 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Nancy Scranton wins by 3 shots from Debbie Massey
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tenn on 2 yrs probation for football recruting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Sep 22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
  • Sep 27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game

Sport awardRyder Cup

Sep 29 Ryder Cup Golf, Kiahwa Island GR: US beats Europe, 14½-13½; Bernhard Langer misses 6-foot par putt which would have clinched 14-all tie and retained Cup for Europe

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic at the Los Coyotes CC; her third LPGA title of the month

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley

AgreementContract of Interest

Oct 2 NHL #1 draft pick Eric Lindros rejects Quebec Nordiques' offer of a 10 year, $50m contract

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 2 Steffi Graf beats Magdalena Maleeva of Bulgaria 6-2, 6-2 in the Volkswagen Cup in Leipzig to become the youngest woman to win 500 professional tennis matches

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Oct 2 Toronto Blue Jays clinch AL East title with a 6-5 win v California Angels; become first sport franchise in history to draw 4 million fans in one season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Edmonton Oilers trade captain Mark Messier (on the team for all 5 Stanley Cups) to the NY Rangers in exchange for Bernie Nicholls, Steven Rice & Louie DeBrusk; Messier leads Rangers to Cup 2 seasons later

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • Oct 4 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
  • Oct 5 Fresno State ties NCAA football record with 49 points in a quarter (2nd), as they route New Mexico, 94-17 at Bulldog Stadium, Fresno
  • Oct 6 NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies
  • Oct 6 Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers)
  • Oct 7 Scorecard Harry, Space Appeal & Cafe Lex in 9th race at Belmont, creating 2nd triple dead heat in NY thoroughbred racing history
  • Oct 9 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • Oct 11 Chip Beck ties PGA record lowest 18 hole score of 59 during 3rd round of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Sunrise GC
  • Oct 12 Boxer Hector Comacho arrested for driving while getting oral sex
  • Oct 12 Mike Lerch of Princeton ties NCAA record with 370 receiving yards
  • Oct 12 Doug Flutie of BC Lions sets CFL passing record of 582 yards despite losing to Edmonton Eskimos, 45-38 in overtime
  • Oct 13 Blue Jay Cito Gaston is 1st manager ejected in a playoff game
  • Oct 13 Minnesota Twins win AL pennant beating Toronto in 5 games
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 NY Rangers right wing Mike Gartner becomes the first player to score 500th NHL goals

NHL Star Mike Gartner
NHL Star
Mike Gartner
  • Oct 16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • Oct 17 Ángel Cordero Jr. is 3rd jockey to win 7,000 horse races

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 17 Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

NHL Star Paul Coffey
NHL Star
Paul Coffey
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as Rhode Island beats Maine, 52-30 (6 OT)
  • Oct 19 Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 20 Brazilian McLaren driver Ayrton Senna clinches his 2nd straight, and 3rd overall F1 World Drivers Championship by finishing 2nd in the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Oct 24 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
  • Oct 25 Aaqib Javed takes 7-37 in 10 overs v India in cricket 1-dayer at Sharjah
  • Oct 27 Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves, 1-0 in 10 in Game 7 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome; win 2nd Baseball World Series since move to Minneapolis; Twins pitcher Jack Morris MVP

  • Oct 29 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 30 Mark Sauer becomes CEO of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Nov 2 Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35 point 3rd quarter deficit to rally and beat Weber State, 55-49
  • Nov 2 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Arazi, Black Tie Affair, Dance Smartly (leading female thoroughbred money-earner, with $3,083,456), Miss Alleged, Opening Verse, Pleasant Stage, Sheikh Albadou
  • Nov 2 2nd Rugby World Cup Final, Twickenham: Australia beats England, 12-6 with Wallabies fly-half Michael Lynagh landing 2 penalties and a conversion
  • Nov 3 New York City Marathon: Salvador Garcia of Mexico men's champion in 2:09:28; Liz McColgan of Scotland wins women's title, 2:27.0
  • Nov 3 Ayrton Senna wins Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; shortest F1 race ever run (14 laps) because of wet conditions; Senna retains his 3rd World Drivers Championship by 24 points from Nigel Mansell
  • Nov 7 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 7 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Nov 8 Paul Coffey sets NHL defensman soring mark with 311th goal
  • Nov 9 Houston's Roman Anderson is 1st NCAA to kick 400 pts
  • Nov 10 Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 10 Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Nov 10 South Africa's 1st cricket international since 1970 - one-day v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 13 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens wins AL Cy Young Award

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • Nov 14 Pittsburgh Steelers guard Terry Long loses his steroids appeal and is suspended without pay by NFL for 4 weeks
  • Nov 15 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • Nov 17 Detroit Lion Mike Utley is paralized in a game vs LA Rams
  • Nov 17 41st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 In an all-American final Pete Sampras wins his first of 5 ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Jim Courier in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Nov 18 Auburn men's basketball team placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations and not eligible for post-season play 1991-92

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Nov 20 Atlanta Braves Terry Pendleton wins NL MVP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 yr extension

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Nov 23 Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Nov 23 Martín López-Zubero swims world record 200m backstroke (1:56.57)
  • Nov 23 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • Nov 23 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer finishes NCAA career with record 4,031 yards passed in a season, and 15,031 yards for career

Sport awardGrey Cup

Nov 24 CFL Grey Cup, Winnipeg Stadium: Toronto Argonauts defeat Calgary Stampeders, 36-21; Argos under new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
Actor and Comedian John Candy
Actor and Comedian
John Candy
  • Nov 24 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21

  • Nov 24 Monica Seles sets female tennis record, winning prize money of $2,457,758 in a year
  • Nov 24 Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beats Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Nov 29 Test Cricket debut of Javagal Srinath, v Australia at the Gabba
  • Nov 30 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou, China: Michelle Akers scores twice as US beats Norway, 2-1
  • Nov 30 56th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 13-6 in Birmingham
  • Dec 1 Davis Cup Tennis, Lyon: Frenchman Guy Forget upsets Pete Sampras 7-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to clinch a 3-1 final win over the US
  • Dec 1 Miami quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL record when he reaches 3,000 yards passing for the 8th time in his career during Dolphin's 33-14 win over Tampa Bay at Joe Robbie Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 1 Reigning US Open champion Payne Stewart wins only 1 hole, but claims the Skins Game at La Quinta and sets record in the process; 3-foot birdie putt at 14th hole earns 8 skins worth $260,000; record for most money won on 1 hole

  • Dec 2 Former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bobby Bonilla becomes highest paid player in MLB when he agrees to record $29 million-5 year deal with New York Mets
  • Dec 2 Australia routs India by 10 wickets in the 1st cricket Test in Brisbane; first Test to be officiated by a match referee; former England captain MJK Smith does the honours

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 Howard Spira sentenced to 2½ years in prison for trying to extort money from Yankees owner George Steinbrenner

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Dec 12 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • Dec 13 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • Dec 14 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
  • Dec 16 Florida Marlins sign their 1st player, 16 year old pitcher Clemente Nunez
  • Dec 17 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • Dec 17 Pittsburgh Penguins score team record 8 goals in one period in 2nd session of 10-2 win over NHL expansion San Jose Sharks
  • Dec 19 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe arrested for cocaine possession
  • Dec 20 NHL grants permanent membership to Tampa Lightning & Ottawa Senators
  • Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: Marseille forward Jean-Pierre Papin is named Europe's best football player; first from the French League to win the trophy
  • Dec 26 Chuck Knolls retires as NFL coach after 23 years
  • Dec 26 NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Future Hockey Hall of Fame right wing Joe Mullen scores 4 goals for the second straight NHL game as the Pittsburgh Penguins rout Toronto, 12-1; Mario Lemieux adds 2 goals & 5 assists and Kevin Stevens has 2 goals & 4 assists

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Dec 27 Bengals hire Dave Shula as youngest NFL coach (32)
  • Dec 27 Chuck Knox retires as Seattle Seahawk coach
  • Dec 28 8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC
  • Dec 28 Blockbuster Bowl 2: Alabama beats Colorado, 30-25
  • Dec 31 Daniel R McCarthy elected NY Yankee managing general partner
  • Dec 31 J Donald Crump resigned as CFL Commissioner