On This Day

Events in Sport in 1992

Events 1 - 200 of 307

  • Jan 1 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Jan 1 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • Jan 1 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 1 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • Jan 3 David Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Jakob Hlasek beats Karel Nováček of Czechoslovakia 6-4, 6-4 for a 2-0 lead (ends 2-1) and Switzerland's first title

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Jan 4 Boston's Robert Parish becomes 5th player in NBA history to register 2,000 career blocks during Celtics' 100-96 loss at Minnesota - others Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, Wayne Rollins and George Johnson

  • Jan 5 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st cricket Test wicket
  • Jan 6 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul

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Jan 6 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

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Jan 7 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan

Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Jan 7 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

Sport awardAFC Championship

Jan 12 AFC Championship, Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos, 10-7

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship, RFK Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C.: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions, 41-10

Sport awardNHL All-Star Game

Jan 18 43rd NHL All-Star Game, Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA: Campbell beats Wales, 10-6; MVP: Brett Hull, St. Louis, RW

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Jan 20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)

  • Jan 20 Score begins selling international soccer cards

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Jan 21 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 25 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Monica Seles beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-2, 6-3 for her 5th career Grand Slam title

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXVI, Metrodome, Minneapolis, MI: Washington Redskins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24; MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • Jan 26 Australian Open Mens Tennis: American Jim Courier wins 2nd career Grand Slam title and 1st Australian title; beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2

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Jan 27 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Jan 28 St. Louis right wing Brett Hull becomes 2nd player (after Wayne Gretzky) in NHL history to record back-to-back seasons of 50 goals in 50 games; #50 comes in 3-3 Blues' tie in Los Angeles

AgreementContract of Interest

Feb 1 Slugging outfielder Barry Bonds signs highest single year contract in MLB history, $4.7 million with Pittsburgh Pirates

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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Feb 1 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • Feb 2 Australian Kieren Perkins swims 1,500m freestyle short course world record, 14:32.40 at AIS, Canberra, Australia
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 21-15; MVP: Michael Irvin, Dallas Cowboys, WR
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 7 Mike Tyson testifies in his rape trial
  • Feb 8 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France

Sport awardNBA All-Star Game

Feb 9 42nd NBA All-Star Game, Orlando Arena, Orlando, FL: West beats East, 153-113; MVP: Magic Johnson, LA Lakers, F

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Feb 9 Heike Henkel high jumps female indoor world record (2.07m)
  • Feb 9 Jani Sievinen swims world record 400m medley (4:07.10)

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Feb 10 Bonnie Blair wins 1992 Olympics 1st gold medal for USA

Speed Skater Bonnie Blair
Speed Skater
Bonnie Blair
  • Feb 10 Mike Tyson convicted of raping Desiree Washington in Indiana
  • Feb 13 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
  • Feb 14 Kieren John Perkins swims world record 800m freestyle (7:46.60)
  • Feb 16 LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

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Feb 16 34th Daytona 500: Davey Allison joins father Bobby as a race winner; Richard Petty and A.J. Foyt's final drives in the event

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt

  • Feb 19 In a blockbuster NHL trade, Pittsburgh Penguins send Mark Recchi, Brian Benning & LA's 1st round 1992 pick (Jason Bowen) to the Philadelphia Flyers for Kjell Samuelsson, Rick Tocchet & Ken Wregget
  • Feb 21 Kristi Yamaguchi of US wins Olympic gold medal in women's figure skating
  • Feb 23 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
  • Feb 27 Larry Smith named 9th Commissioner of the CFL
  • Mar 1 Jenny Thompson swims 100m freestyle world record 54.48s at the US Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN; passes famous GDR drug tainted record, Kristen Otto 1986 by 0.25s
  • Mar 1 In a rematch of one of the most controversial decisions in boxing history, Ghana's WBC super featherweight champion Azumah Nelson KOs Australian Jeff Fenech in 8th round in Melbourne
  • Mar 2 American swimmer Anita Hall breaks the 200m breaststroke world record twice in the one day at the US Swimming championships in Indianapolis; wins final in 2:25.35

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Mar 3 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 3 Charges are filed in Florida against NY Mets Darryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden of rape (dropped in April)
  • Mar 6 Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez suspended for 1 year due to cocaine
  • Mar 7 Nicole Stevenson swims world record 200m backstroke (2:06.78)
  • Mar 7 England routs Wales, 24-0 at Twickenham for it's 2nd straight outright Five Nations Rugby Championship, Grand Slam and Triple Crown titles; fullback Jonathan Webb 2 penalties and 3 conversions

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Mar 13 Martina Navratilova & Judy Nelson settle their galamony suit

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Mar 14 NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman & Dwight Gooden accused of rape
  • Mar 15 39th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #20 North Carolina, 94-74
  • Mar 15 33rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Alabama, 80-54
  • Mar 15 13th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Georgetown, 56-54
  • Mar 22 England beat South Africa in rain-ruined cricket World Cup semi final
  • Mar 22 Joseph A Molloy elected NY Yankee general partner
  • Mar 23 Florida Marlins begin selling tickets

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Mar 25 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Imran Khan scores 72 in his final ODI as Pakistan beats England by 22 runs for their first title; Martin Crowe (NZ), Player of Series

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan
Cricketer and Prime Minister of Pakistan
Imran Khan
  • Mar 26 Mike Tyson sentenced to 10 years in rape of Desiree Washington
  • Mar 26 NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
  • Mar 29 Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova & Ponomarenko (CIS)
  • Mar 29 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Oak won by Kristi Yamaguchi (USA)
  • Mar 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oakland won by Viktor Petrenko (CIS)

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Mar 29 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Davis Love III wins by 4 strokes ahead of runners-up Ian Baker-Finch, Phil Blackmar, Nick Faldo, and Tom Watson.

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • Mar 29 Nabisco Dinah Shore Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Dottie Pepper (Mochrie) wins the first of her 2 major titles in a sudden-death playoff with Juli Inkster with par on the 1st extra hole
  • Mar 31 Ranji Trophy Cricket Final, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi: Delhi (Ajay Sharma 175 in 532) beats Tamil Nadu (449) on 1st innings
  • Mar 31 Phoenix coach Cotton Fitzsimmons guides the Suns to a 128-111 home win over Portland to become the 6th coach in NBA history to record 800 career wins
  • Apr 1 NFL decides to stay with 17 week schedule instead of expanded 18 games
  • Apr 1 NHL players begin 1st strike in 75-year history
  • Apr 1 WA beat NSW by 44 runs to win the Sheffield Shield Final
  • Apr 3 1st exhibition game at Camden Field - Orioles beat NY Mets
  • Apr 4 Game 1 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees beat NY Mets 6-4 at Yank Stad
  • Apr 4 146th Grand National: 14/1 shot Party Politics, ridden by Welsh jockey Carl Llewellyn wins by 2½ lengths from Romany King
  • Apr 5 11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Kentucky, 78-62; Cardinal guard Molly Goodenbour MOP

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 5 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, GC at Desert Mountain: Lee Trevino win his second Champions Tour major by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 5 Game 2 of Mayor Challenge - NY Yankees sweep NY Mets 6-5 at Shea

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 5 WrestleMania VIII, Hoosier Dome, Indianapolis, IN (62,167): Hulk Hogan defeats Sid Justice by DQ; Randy Savage beats Ric Flair for WWF Heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Hulk Hogan
Professional Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Apr 6 1st game at Camden Field, Balt-Orioles beat Indians 2-0
  • Apr 6 54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan, 71-51; back-to-back titles for Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski
  • Apr 9 Florida drops rape charges against NY Mets Gooden, Boston & Coleman
  • Apr 9 Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
  • Apr 10 NHL strike ends after 10 days
  • Apr 11 Indians set team record for long game loss to Red Sox (19 inn - 6½ hr)
  • Apr 12 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

Apr 12 56th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Fred Couples wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of 1976 champion Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 12 NY Mets lose 1st 3 home games for 1st time since 1962
  • Apr 13 Lou Carnesecca retires as coach of St John's basketball team
  • Apr 13 Longest 2 undefeated baseball teams to meet (NY Yanks 5-0 vs Toronto Blue Jays 6-0); Yanks score 3 in top of 9th to win 5-2
  • Apr 15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • Apr 16 NY Rangers win team record 50th game
  • Apr 18 Start of South Africa's 1st Test Cricket since 1970 (v WI Bridgetown)
  • Apr 19 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Mike Hill
  • Apr 20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya repeats in 2:08:14 for his 3rd title; Olga Markova first Russian women's champion in 2:23:43

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Apr 24 George Steinbrenner drops his suits against baseball

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Apr 26 NFL Draft: University of Washington defensive end Steve Emtman from first pick by Indianapolis Colts
  • Apr 27 NY Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
  • Apr 28 Brewers beat Blue Jays 22-2 with AL record 31 hits in 9 innings

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May 1 Los Angeles Dodgers postpone 3 MLB games due to racial riots over the infamous Rodney King beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 1 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,000th MLB career base in a 7-6 win at Detroit

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • May 2 118th Kentucky Derby: Pat Day aboard Lil E Tee wins in 2:03

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 3 NY Met Eddie Murray is 24th to hit 400 HRs

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 3 Ohio Glory wins 1st WLAF game (after 6 loses), beat Frankfurt 20-17
  • May 6 NY Met Anthony Young begins losing streak of at least 26 games
  • May 6 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • May 7 Jockey Angel Cordero retires after winning over 7,000 horse races
  • May 13 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show
  • May 16 117th Preakness: Chris McCarron aboard Pine Bluff wins in 1:55.6

  • May 16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego

Sport awardLPGA Championship

May 17 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bethesda CC: Betsy King wins her 5th major title, 11 strokes ahead of runners-up JoAnne Carner, Liselotte Neumann and Karen Noble

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • May 20 36th European Cup: Barcelona beats Sampdoria 1-0 at London
  • May 22 California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey
  • May 22 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0
  • May 23 NY Yankees play in their 4th straight extra inning game
  • May 23 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 0

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May 24 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • May 24 Despite trailing 7-1, NY Yanks tie Milwaukee Brewers & then score 1 in 9th to avoid 5th straight extra inning game
  • May 25 NY Yankees score 9 runs before 1st out in 8th inn, beat Brewers 13-7
  • May 29 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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May 29 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • May 30 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven is 2nd to win as teenager & 40 year old
  • May 30 NY Yankee Scott Sanderson becomes 9th to beat all 26 teams
  • Jun 1 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Pittsburgh Penguins beat Chicago Blackhawks, 6-5 for a 3-1 series win; 2nd consecutive title for Penguins

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Jun 2 Former NFL NY Giant Coach Bill Parcells undergoes open heart surgery

NFL Coach Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coach Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Jun 6 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • Jun 6 NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter
  • Jun 6 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)
  • Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: American Jim Courier retains title; beats Petr Korda of Czechoslovakia 7-5, 6-2, 6-1
  • Jun 8 NY Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
  • Jun 11 Owners approve sale of Seattle Mariners to a Japanese group
  • Jun 11 Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Jun 11 US Olympic baseball team plays 1st exhibtion game, beat Venez 20-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 14 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Dave Stockton wins first of 3 Champions Tour major titles by 1 stroke from J.C. Snead and lee Trevino

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jun 14 46th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Port Trailblazers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 Colorado Rockies 1st minor league team's (Bend Oregon in Class A) game
  • Jun 16 Red Sox Mark Reardon sets record of 342 saves (vs Yanks 1-0)

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Jun 17 Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Jun 18 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft
  • Jun 18 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 19 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees 1st game in Baltimore Oriole's Camden Yards
  • Jun 20 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)

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Jun 20 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Jun 20 NHL Draft: ZPS Zlin (Czechoslovakia) defenceman Roman Hamrlik first pick by Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Jun 21 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Perennial runner-up Tom Kite breaks through for his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Jeff Sluman

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Jun 21 Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

Cricketer Ian Botham
Cricketer
Ian Botham
  • Jun 24 Commissioner Fay Vincent permanently bans Steve Howe from baseball

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Jun 24 NBA Draft: LSU center Shaquille O'Neal first pick by Orlando Magic

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 26 UEFA European Championship Final, Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden: In a huge upset Denmark beats Germany, 2-0
  • Jun 27 193rd ranked Andrei Olhovskiy of Russia defeats #1 seed Jim Courier 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the 3rd round at Wimbledon
  • Jun 27 Dan O'Brien fails on pole vault & eliminated from Olympics decathlon
  • Jun 28 US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57

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Jun 29 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • Jun 30 1st pay bathrooms in US open: 25 cents (NYC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 4 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf wins her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles outclassing Monica Seles 6-2, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 5 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Andre Agassi wins his first of 8 Grand Slam singles titles beating Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jul 7 South Africa beats Cameroon 1-0 in Durban in first FIFA sanctioned match after nearly 20 years international isolation, apartheid

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Jul 7 After undergoing the traditional five-year waiting procedure, Czech tennis star Ivan Lendl officially becomes a US citizen

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Jul 8 Florida Marlins unveil their uniform
  • Jul 10 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners
  • Jul 10 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons
  • Jul 12 US Senior Open Men's Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Larry Laoretti wins by 4 strokes ahead of Jim Colbert for his lone professional victory
  • Jul 14 63rd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 13-6 at Jack Murphy Stadium, SD
  • Jul 14 All star MVP: Ken Griffey Jr (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jul 19 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
  • Jul 19 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Open title, by 1 stroke from American John Cook
  • Jul 19 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Frankfurt, Germany: Germany wins 2nd title with 2-1 win over Spain; Steffi Graf clinches final 6-4, 6-2 against Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jul 25 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona, Spain

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jul 26 US Open Women's Golf, Oakmont CC: Patty Sheehan wins an 18-hole Monday playoff over runner-up Juli Inkster, 72 to 74

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 26 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 100th batter for 23rd consecutive seasons

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Jul 26 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain defends his title by 4' 35" from Italian Claudio Chiappucci; Laurent Jalabert points winner
  • Jul 27 Astros begins 26-game road trip to make room for Republican National Convention
  • Jul 27 Japanese swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki wins the 200m breaststroke in Barcelona to become the youngest to win an Olympic gold medal at 14 years-6 days
  • Jul 28 Groundbreaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
  • Jul 29 Yevgeni Sadovyi of the Unified Team swims world 400m record (3:45.00) to wrap up 200-400m freestyle double at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Jul 29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • Jul 30 Yael Arad becomes Israel's first ever Olympic medalist when she wins silver in the women's 61kg judo in Barcelona; 20th anniversary of Munich massacre and 500th anniversary of Alhambra Decree
  • Jul 31 Three world record swims on final night session at the Barcelona Olympics; Australian Kieren Perkins 1,500m (14:43.4); Tamás Darnyi of Hungary 200m backstroke (1:59.36); China's Yang Wenyi women's 50m freestyle (24.79)
  • Jul 31 Hungarian swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi earns her 3rd gold medal of the Barcelona Olympics winning 200m backstroke for the 100-200 double along with 400m I/M gold
  • Aug 1 British athlete Linford Christie (32) becomes the oldest man to win an Olympic 100m gold medal edging Frankie Fredericks in Barcelona
  • Aug 1 American sprinter Gail Devers wins an incredibly close blanket finish in the women's 100m at the Barcelona Olympics, with 5 athletes within 0.06 seconds of Devers (10.82)
  • Aug 2 Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser & Bill McGowan are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 2 American Jacki Joyner-Kersee becomes first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the gruelling heptathlon with a 199 point win over Irina Belova (Soviet Union) at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 2 Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus becomes the first gymnast to win 6 gold medals at one Olympics in Barcelona, also first to win 4 gold in one day's competition (pommel, vault, rings & parallel bars)
  • Aug 4 The diving competition at the Barcelona Olympics concludes with Chinese athletes dominant, winning 3 of 4 gold medals contested - American Mark Lenzi wins 3m springbaord
  • Aug 4 In its debut at the Barcelona Olympics the badminton singles gold medals are both won by Indonesian athletes, whilst both men's & women's doubles go to South Korea
  • Aug 4 Italian fencer Giovanna Trillini wraps up gold medals in both women's foil events at the Barcelona Olympics as part of the winning team
  • Aug 5 Cuba wins baseball's inaugural gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona, beating Chinese Taipei 11-1

OlympicsOlympic Gold

Aug 6 The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell silver and Joe Greene bronze

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Aug 6 Wrestler Bruce Baumgartner becomes the first American to win in three straight Olympics, capturing the gold in the 286-pound freestyle division in Barcelona
  • Aug 7 San Francisco Giants announce sale of MLB franchise to group of Tampa Bay investors; move blocked by other investors
  • Aug 7 The Orlando Magic signs NBA No. 1 draft pick Shaquille O'Neal
  • Aug 7 Taking advantage of 6 months training on home town Terrassa pitch, Spain wins their first hockey gold medal beating Germany 2-1 in the women's final at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 The original US 'Dream Team' wins the basketball gold at the Barcelona Olympics 117-85 over Croatia; features superstars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Scotty Pippen, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 8 Bulgarian canoeist Nikolay Bukhalov completes the C-1 500 / 1,000 double winning the latter at the Barcelona Olympics
  • Aug 8 Germany goes through the field hockey competition undefeated to win gold with a 2-1 win over Australia in the men's final at the Barcelona Olympics