Events in Sport in 1994

Events 1 - 200 of 246

  • Jan 1 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.83)
  • Jan 1 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
  • Jan 1 60th Sugar Bowl: #8 Florida beats #3 West Virginia, 41-7
  • Jan 1 23rd Fiesta Bowl: #16 Arizona beats #10 Miami, 29-0
  • Jan 1 60th Orange Bowl: #1 Florida State beats #2 Nebraska, 18-16
  • Jan 5 Aleksandr Popov swims world record 100m free style (47.82)
  • Jan 5 Yat Weiju swims world record 100m butterfly stroke (58.71)
  • Jan 5 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool record (58.71)
  • Jan 6 Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
  • Jan 6 Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
  • Jan 6 Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
  • Jan 12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 13 Tonya Harding's bodyguard, Shawn Eric Eckardt & Derrick Brian Smith arrested & charged with conspiracy in attack of skater Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 14 Inna Lassovskaya triple-jumps ladies world record (14.61m)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Lawrence Taylor announces his retirement from the NFL

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Jan 22 45th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 9-8 at NY Rangers

  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Kansas City Chiefs 30-13
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21
  • Jan 25 Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jan 30 Kapil Dev equals Richard Hadlee's world record of 431 Test wkts

Cricketer Kapil Dev
Cricketer
Kapil Dev
Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Cricketer
Richard Hadlee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • Jan 30 Péter Lékó becomes the youngest chess grand master.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 82nd Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Todd Martin (7-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 82nd Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Feb 6 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Healthsouth Palm Beach Golf Classic
  • Feb 6 Leonid Voloshin triple jumps world record 17.77m
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 17-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 8 Jack Nicholson uses a golf club to attack a car

  • Feb 8 Kapil Dev sets world record for Test Cricket wickets with 432
  • Feb 12 17th Winter Olympic games opens in Lillehammer, Norway
  • Feb 13 44th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 127-118 at Minneapolis
  • Feb 14 Alexander Golubev skates Olympic record 500m (36.33)

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 2nd ESPY Awards: Barry Bonds, Julie Krone win

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Feb 18 Shreveport Pirates join CFL as 4th US team
  • Feb 19 Marta Figueras-Dotti wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 20 36th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins (156.931 MPH)
  • Feb 23 Indians owner Richard Jacobs announces he will pay $10 million to name baseball field (Jacobs Field) at Gateway (becomes official 3/23)
  • Feb 24 Scoreboard is unveiled at new Cleveland Indians' park (Jacobs Field)
  • Feb 25 Phil Rizzuto elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 26 St Louis Blues beat Ottawa Senators 11-1
  • Feb 27 17th Winter Olympic games closes in Lillehammer, Norway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 3 US Internal Revenue Service investigates baseball player Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 6 Colin Jackson runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.30 sec)
  • Mar 13 Donna Andrews wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 13 41st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #4 North Carolina beats Virginia, 73-66
  • Mar 13 35th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 73-60
  • Mar 13 15th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Providence beats Georgetown, 74-64
  • Mar 17 It is announced there is no smoking in Cleveland Indians new ballpark
  • Mar 19 NJ Devils club record 41st win of the season

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 20 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 21 Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 22 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.68 sec)
  • Mar 23 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10 km (11:28)
  • Mar 23 Last day of Test cricket for Kapil Dev
  • Mar 23 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored
  • Mar 27 23rd Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Donna Andrews
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Mar 29 Last day of Test cricket for Allan Border
  • Mar 29 13th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: North Carolina beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Mar 30 Bombay beat Bengal by 8 wickets to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 30 England Cricket all out for 46 at Port-of-Spain
  • Apr 3 13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59
  • Apr 3 1st roster of Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) announced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 3 6th Seniors Golf Tradition: Ray Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 4 56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ark Razorbacks beats Duke 76-72
  • Apr 4 Cubs Karl "Tuffy" Rhodes, hit 3 HRs in 1993 hits 3 HRs on opening
  • Apr 4 LA Dodger Darryl Strawberry begins substance abuse treatment
  • Apr 5 Miami Heat beat NY Knicks ending 15 game NBA winning streak
  • Apr 7 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • Apr 8 Atlanta Brave Kent Mercker no-hits Dodgers, 6-0
  • Apr 8 Darryl Strawberry enters Betty Ford clinic
  • Apr 9 147th Grand National: Richard Dunwoody aboard Miinnehoma wins
  • Apr 10 58th Masters Golf Tournament: Jose M Olazabal wins, shooting a 279
  • Apr 14 NJ Devils end best regular season, 47-25-12 record for 106 points
  • Apr 17 55th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Jim Colbert for his 4th Seniors major title
  • Apr 17 Val Skinner wins LPGA Atlanta Women's Golf Championship
  • Apr 18 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:15 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:21:45
  • Apr 18 Cricketer Brian Lara hits 375 runs on 1 day for WI vs England to beat Gary Sobers' world record
  • Apr 19 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 21 Eddie Murray sets record for switch hit HRs in a games (11 times)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Apr 22 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 22 Michael Moorer beats Evander Holyfield in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
Boxer Evander Holyfield
Boxer
Evander Holyfield

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 24 David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Apr 24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • Apr 24 NFL Draft: Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • Apr 27 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
  • Apr 27 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
  • May 4 Arsenal of England win 34th European Cup Winner's Cup against Parma of Italy 1-0 in Copenhagen

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 6 Lennox Lewis TKOs Phil Jackson in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • May 7 120th Kentucky Derby: Chris McCarron on Go For Gin wins in 2:03.6
  • May 7 Denver Nuggets become NBA's 1st #8 seed to beat a #1 seed (Seattle)
  • May 8 Colorado Silver Bullets (all-female pro baseball team) 1st game
  • May 8 Laura Davies wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 14 FA Cup Final: Manchester United defeat Chelsea 4-0 at Wembley Stadium, London
  • May 15 40th McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
  • May 16 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati arrested on possession of marijuana
  • May 18 2nd UEFA Champions League Final: Milan beats Barcelona 4-0 at Athens
  • May 19 Tennis star Jennifer Capriati (18), checks into a drug rehab center
  • May 21 119th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 1:56.4
  • May 21 Reds bat out of order against Dodgers in 2nd inning
  • May 22 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • May 22 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
  • May 24 NHL Western Conference Final: Vancouver Canucks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Mark Messier scores a natural hat trick for the New York Rangers in game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • May 27 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat New Jersey Devils, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • May 31 Padres scores 13 in 2nd vs Pirates
  • Jun 5 93rd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Alberto Berasategui (6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 93rd Women's French Open: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 6 Cricketer Brian Larahits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 7 A's outfielder Rickey Henderson steals his 1,100th career base

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jun 10 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • Jun 11 126th Belmont: Pat Day aboard Tabasco Cat wins in 2:26.8
  • Jun 12 Liselotte Neumann wins Minnesota LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 13 Chicago Cub 2nd baseman Ryne Sandberg, retires due to poor play, he forfeits $15.7 million of his $25 million contract
  • Jun 14 Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Vancouver Canucks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 15 NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur

MurderMurder of Interest

Jun 17 O.J. Simpson doesn't turn himself in on murder charges, LA cops chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours, eventually gives up (seen live on TV)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jun 18 Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)
  • Jun 19 Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 20 94th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 279 at Oakmont CC in Oakmont Pa
  • Jun 20 O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman
  • Jun 21 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
  • Jun 22 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 22 FIFA World Cup: USA beats Colombia 2-1 in round match at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 1st WC win since 1950
  • Jun 23 Replay shows Oakland Athletics's Bobby Witt beat Kansas City's Greg Gagne to 1st in 6th but umpire Gary Cedarstrom calls him safe, ruining Witt's perfect game
  • Jun 24 Jeff Bagwell of Astros is 28th to hit 2 HRs in an inning
  • Jun 25 FIFA World Cup: 1,500th goal in Cup'd history scored by Caceres of Argentina
  • Jun 25 Cleveland Indians 18 game home win streak ends to Yanks 11-6
  • Jun 26 Donna Andrews wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Kirby Puckett pass Rod Carew with 2,088 hit as Twin's top hit leader

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 12th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jun 28 NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Jun 30 Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors after record 392 flawless games
  • Jun 30 Pre-trial hearings open in LA against O.J. Simpson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 2 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jul 2 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: American Pete Sampras successfully defends title against Goran Ivanišević of Croatia 7-6, 7-6, 6-0
  • Jul 3 US Open Senior Golf, Pinehurst: South African Simon Hobday wins by 1 stroke from Graham Marsh and Jim Albus
  • Jul 3 FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • Jul 4 FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford
  • Jul 6 Shreveport Pirates lose first Canadian Football League game 40-10 vs Ottawa, folded 1995
  • Jul 8 Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson
  • Jul 9 11,000th HR in NY Yankees history (Matt Nokes)
  • Jul 12 65th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-8 at 3 Rivers Stad, Pitts
  • Jul 12 All star MVP: Fred McGriff (Atlanta Braves)

  • Jul 13 O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing
  • Jul 15 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
  • Jul 16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • Jul 16 Shreveport Pirates 1st CFL home game (vs Toronto Argonauts)

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 17 British Open Golf, Turnberry: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins by 1 stroke from Jesper Parnevik of Sweden

Golfer Nick Price
Golfer
Nick Price
  • Jul 17 FIFA World Cup Final: 0-0 a.e.t. but Brazil beats Italy 3-2 on penalties at the RoseBowl in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 18 Court upholds NBA salary cap and draft rights
  • Jul 18 Houston Astros tie NL comeback record, trailing 10-0, beat Cards 15-12
  • Jul 18 NY Jets sign USA soccer goalkeeper Tony Miola as a place kicker
  • Jul 20 O.J. Simpson offers $500,000 reward for evidence of ex-wife's klller
  • Jul 22 Mariners play Red Sox as home team at Fenway, as Kingdome is repaired
  • Jul 22 O.J. Simpson pleads "Absolutely 100% Not Guilty" of murder
  • Jul 23 Don Mattingly becomes 6th NY Yankee to get 2,000 hits
  • Jul 23 Longest baseball rain delay (3:39) as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in NYC
  • Jul 24 32nd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Frankfurt Germany (3-0)
  • Jul 24 49th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan
  • Jul 24 Tour de France: Miguel Induráin of Spain wins 4th consecutive Tour, 5' 39" ahead of Piotr Ugrumov; Djamolidine Abdoujaparov points winner
  • Jul 28 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
  • Jul 28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • Jul 31 28th Curtis Cup: Draw, 9-9
  • Jul 31 Helen Alfredss wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 1 Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. becomes only the second player after Lou Gehrig to appear in 2,000 consecutive MLB games, in a 1-0 win vs Twins

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Aug 12 1st NFL game on Fox network (exhibition - SF vs Denver)
  • Aug 12 Members of the Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike leading to cancellation of World Series for only the second time in MLB history (1904); labour dispute
  • Aug 14 PGA Championship, Southern Hills CC: Nick Price of Zimbabwe wins his 2nd PGA C'ship by 6 strokes from American Corey Pavin
  • Aug 14 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 14 Maggie Will wins Children's Medical Center LPGA Golf Classic
  • Aug 20 Vuyani Bungu, the South African junior featherweight, wins the IBF World Boxing Title
  • Aug 22 DNA testing links O.J. Simpson to murder of Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m free style (14:41.66)
  • Aug 24 Kieren Perkins swims world record 800m free style (7:46.00)
  • Aug 28 Canadian Open Golf (du Maurier Classic), Ottawa Hunt GC: Martha Nause wins by 1 from Michelle Mcgann

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 28 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 30 Largest US Tennis Open single session (total) 23,618

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 2 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France
  • Sep 3 Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA football record 7 touchdown passes in the first half as the Gators roll to a 70-21 drubbing of New Mexico State
  • Sep 3 Miami rout Georgia Southern 56-0, breaking NCAA football record with its 58th consecutive home win; Alabama won 57 straight at home between 1962-82
  • Sep 4 Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 4 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 4 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
  • Sep 5 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 5 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Sep 6 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
  • Sep 7 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)
  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4
  • Sep 11 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi