Events in Sport in 1994 (Part 2)

Sports History

Aug 31 Pentium computer beats world chess champ Garry Kasparov

US Men's Tennis Open

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

World Record

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 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

NFL 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

  • 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
  • Sep 5 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

NFL 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

  • 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 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

US Men's Tennis 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

  • Sep 14 MLB team owners vote to cancel remainder of 1994 season, as well as the World Series for only the second time in history, continuing labor dispute with Players Association

President's Cup

Sep 18 1st Presidents Cup Golf, Robert Trent Jones GC: Davis Love III is undefeated as US beats International team, 20-12 in inaugural event

Television Premiere

Sep 18 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" premieres on PBS (Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series)

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Sep 28 Ken Burn's documentary miniseries "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

Murder of Interest

Sep 29 1st phase of O.J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

Sports History

Oct 1 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century

  • Oct 1 NHL owners begin lockout of players lasting 103 days; season shortened to 48 games instead of 84; players seek collective bargaining and owners a salary cap

Sports History

Oct 2 Legendary Miami head coach Don Shula beats Cincinnati head coach and his son David in the first-ever NFL meeting between father and son; Dolphins defeat the Bengals, 23-7

  • Oct 2 Pakistan cricket batsmen Inzamam-ul-Haq & Mushtaq Ahmed put on 57 runs in 8 overs for highest last-wicket partnership ever to win a Test, as the home team beats Australia by 1 wicket in the 1st Test in Karachi

Sports History

Oct 5 NBA shortens the 3-point distance to a uniform 22 feet in attempt to help offensive players score more; Michael Jordan sets career highs in 3-point attempts & converted 3-point field goals, nearly double previous statistics

  • Oct 8 6th College Football Holy War: Boston College beats Notre Dame 30-11 in Chestnut Hill
  • Oct 13 Earliest start of Sheffield Shield season (Queensland v Tasmania)

Sports History

Oct 17 Kapil Dev's final one-day international (v West Indies)

  • Oct 22 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
  • Oct 23 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, The Greenbrier: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 13-7; Americans Dottie Mochrie & Bradie Burton both win their 3 matches

Sports History

Oct 31 American tennis star Venus Williams makes her professional debut as a 14 year old with a 6-3, 6-4 win over former NCAA champion and world No. 58 Shaun Stafford in the Bank of the West Classic in Oakland, California

  • Nov 1 Chicago Bulls retire basketball superstar Michael Jordan's jersey #23 in a 2-hour ceremony at the United Center
  • Nov 2 NFL announces the expansion Carolina Panthers would play in the NFC West, while the Jacksonville Jaguars is assigned to the AFC Central
  • Nov 3 Small forward Glenn Robinson signs the then most lucrative rookie contract in NBA history, a 10-year, $68.15 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nov 4 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83
  • Nov 5 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; winners: Barathea, Cherokee Run, Concern, Flanders, One Dreamer, Tikkanen, Timber Country

Boxing Title Fight

Nov 5 George Foreman (45) KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing Heavyweight championship

  • Nov 5 Tony Rominger bicycles world record for distance covered in one hour for second time (55.291 km)
  • Nov 6 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • Nov 6 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • Nov 8 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98

Sports History

Nov 13 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Earnhardt wins

Sports History

Nov 13 Title contenders Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill famously collide on lap 35 of the season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide; Schumacher wins his first F1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Hill

  • Nov 19 59th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 21-14 in Birmingham

Sports History

Nov 20 American tennis star Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4 to win his second ATP Tour World Championship title in Frankfurt, Germany

  • Nov 20 Unseeded Argentine tennis star Gabriela Sabatini claims WTA Tour Championship with a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over American Lindsay Davenport at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Nov 21 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
  • Nov 27 CFL Grey Cup, BC Place, Vancouver: BC Lions beat Baltimore FC, 26-23; first-ever championship in pro football history featuring a US v Canada matchup; Lions win on last second Lui Passaglia field-goal

Film Premiere

Dec 2 "Cobb" a film about baseball player Ty Cobb, starring Tommy Lee Jones premieres

  • Dec 3 3rd SEC Championship Game: #6 Florida beats #3 Alabama, 24-23
  • Dec 4 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)

Sports History

Dec 8 Darryl Strawberry indicted on tax evasion charges

  • Dec 10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • Dec 18 Darryl Strawberry pleads not guilty on tax evasion charges
  • Dec 20 Ballon d'Or: FC Barcelona's Bulgarian forward Hristo Stoichkov is named Europe's best football player ahead of Juventus striker Roberto Baggio and Milan defender Paolo Maldini
  • Dec 23 Baseball owners impose salary cap, fiercely opposed by players
  • Dec 28 David Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)

Sports History

Dec 29 Australian cricket's spin king Shane Warne dismisses England's Phil DeFreitas, Darren Gough and Devon Malcolm for a famous hat-trick in 2nd Test win in Melbourne