Events in Sport in 1995

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  • Jan 1 Raman Lamba & Ravi Sehgal score 464 in cricket for the 1st wicket for Delhi
  • Jan 1 61st Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #3 Miami (FL), 24-17
  • Jan 2 81st Rose Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #12 Oregon, 38-20
  • Jan 2 61st Sugar Bowl: #7 Florida State beats #5 Florida, 23-17
  • Jan 2 24th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Colorado beats Notre Dame, 41-24

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 8 Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Jan 11 Birmingham Barracudas granted CFL franchise
  • Jan 11 NHLPA & owners agree to end NHL strike

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 12 Murder trial against O.J. Simpson, begins in LA

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • Jan 13 26 HNL teams unanimously ratify agreement to end NHL strike
  • Jan 13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • Jan 15 Dawn Coe-Jones wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champion
  • Jan 15 AFC Championship Game: San Diego Chargers beat Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13
  • Jan 15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • Jan 17 Australia beat Australia A 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 17 LA Rams announce that they are moving to St Louis
  • Jan 20 1994-95 NHL Season begin after a lengthy strike

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 22 Pat Bradley wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jan 27 Eric Cantona of Manchester United fined and banned from playing football after attacking a fan
  • Jan 28 Memphis Mad Dogs granted CFL's 13th franchise
  • Jan 29 Super Bowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami, MVP: Steve Young, San Francisco, QB

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Pete Sampras (4-6, 6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 83rd Women's Australian Open: Mary Pierce beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Feb 2 Henry Olonga no-balled for throwing in Zimbabwe-Pakistan Test Cricket
  • Feb 4 Zimbabwe's 1st Test Cricket victory, over Pakistan by an inning
  • Feb 5 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 41-13

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Darryl Strawberry suspended from baseball for 60 days

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 6 Greg Blewett scores his 2nd century in his 2nd Test Cricket

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Graham Gooch & Mike Gatting

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • Feb 10 Sun Cayun pole vaults female indoor world record (4.12m)
  • Feb 11 Danyon Loader swims world record 400m freestyle (340.46)
  • Feb 11 Mark Foster swims world record 50m butterfly (23.55 sec)
  • Feb 12 45th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 139-112 at Phoenix
  • Feb 12 Jeff Rouse swims world record 50m backstroke (24.37 sec)
  • Feb 12 Sun Cayun pole vaults indoor female world record (4.13m)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 The Portland Trail Blazers trade Clyde Drexler to the Houston Rockets, who end up winning the 1995 NBA Championship

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson takes unpaid leave due to baseball strike

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • Feb 18 Angela Kennedy swims world record 100m butterfly
  • Feb 18 Barb Thomas Whitehead wins Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies' Golf Open
  • Feb 18 Warnecke swims world record 50m freestyle
  • Feb 21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • Feb 25 British super middleweight Nigel Benn puts opponent Gerard McClellan in hospital

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 4 George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Mar 4 Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • Mar 9 Baseball awards a franchise to Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  • Mar 10 Chiel Meijering's "St Louis Blues" premieres in Arnhem
  • Mar 12 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA PING/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 12 42nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #7 Wake Forest beats #4 North Carolina, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 12 36th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 95-93 (OT)
  • Mar 12 16th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Connecticut, 94-78

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Michael Jordan announces he is ending his 17 month NBA retirement

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Mar 19 Laura Davis wins LPGA Standard Register PING Golf Tournament
  • Mar 19 Michael Jordan rejoins Chicago Bulls after 17 months, beats Pacers
  • Mar 19 NBA NY Knicks beat NY Nets in 100th meeting (Knicks 53 Nets 47)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Boxer Mike Tyson released from jail after serving 3 years

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 26 24th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Nanci Bowen
  • Mar 28 Queensland beat S Aust to win 1st ever cricket Sheffield Shield
  • Mar 31 Bombay beat Punjab on 1st innings to win cricket Ranji Trophy
  • Mar 31 Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike
  • Apr 1 NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • Apr 2 14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 7th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

  • Apr 2 Baseball season opener delayed until April 26
  • Apr 2 Owners accept baseball players proposal, agree to start season 4/26

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 2 Wrestlemania XI in Conn-Lawrence Taylor defeats Bam Bam Bigelow

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Apr 3 57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78
  • Apr 7 Baseball exhibition season begins late due to strike

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 8 Oliver McCall beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Apr 8 148th Grand National: Jason Titley aboard Royal Athlete wins
  • Apr 9 59th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Crenshaw wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 14 India beats Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cricket Cup final in Sharjah
  • Apr 14 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Pinewild Women's Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 56th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Apr 17 99th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:22 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:25:11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 Quarterback Joe Montana announces his retirement from football

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Apr 21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • Apr 22 George Foreman beats Axel Schulz in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in Las Vegas
  • Apr 22 1995 NFL Draft: Ki-Jana Carter from Penn State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • Apr 23 Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
  • Apr 24 Court orders Darryl Strawberry to pay back $350,000 in taxes
  • Apr 26 Baseball season begins after lengthy strike
  • Apr 29 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • Apr 30 Val Skinner wins LPGA Sprint Golf Championship
  • May 3 Australia beat West Indies to regain the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy
  • May 5 Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)
  • May 6 121st Kentucky Derby: Gary Stevens on Thunder Gulch wins in 2:01.2
  • May 6 Classic Sports Network begins on cable TV
  • May 7 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 9 Cleveland Indians tie record of scoring 8 runs before making an out, they beat Twins 10-0
  • May 10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris

Sports record brokenNHL Record

May 12 Martin Brodeur ties NHL record getting his 3rd playoff shutout in 4

NHL Goalie Martin Brodeur
NHL Goalie
Martin Brodeur
  • May 13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time

Sport awardGolf Major

May 14 41st McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 14 Eddie Murray of Indians hits his 463rd career home run (ties for 18th)

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • May 20 120th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Timber Coutry wins in 1:54.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 21 Christa Johnson wins Star Bank LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • May 23 47th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, K Foster (Cubs)/M Freeman (Rocks)
  • May 24 3rd UEFA Champions League Final: Ajax beats Milan 1-0 at Vienna
  • May 28 Alison Nichols wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 28 Dottie Mochrie wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • May 28 White Sox (5) & Tigers (7) combine for record 12 HRs at Tiger Stadium
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Jacques Villeneuve wins in 3:15:17.561 (247.221 km/h)
  • Jun 3 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
  • Jun 4 Dale Eggeling wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 10 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • Jun 10 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
  • Jun 11 Julie Larsen wins Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 94th Men's French Open: Thomas Muster beats Michael Chang (7-5, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 94th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez (7-5, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jun 13 NJ Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, to go to their 1st Stanley Cup finals
  • Jun 13 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jun 16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • Jun 18 95th US Golf Open: Corey Pavin shoots a 280 at Shinnecock Hills NY

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 18 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup: NJ Devils sweep Detroit Red Wings in 4 games
  • Jun 24 3rd Rugby World Cup: South Africa beats New Zealand 15-12 in Johannesburg

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 25 Betsy King wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Jun 28 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • Jun 29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz
  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits
  • Jul 2 16th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
  • Jul 2 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 4 Birmingham Barracudas play 1st CFL game (vs Winnipeg)
  • Jul 8 102nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4-6 6-1 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 109th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras beats Boris Becker (67 62 64 62)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 9 Kathryn Marshall wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Jul 11 66th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-2 at Ballpark at Arlington Tx
  • Jul 11 All star MVP: Jeff Conine (Fla Marlins)
  • Jul 14 LA Dodger Ramon Martinez no-hits the Florida Marlins 7-0
  • Jul 16 13th Seniors Players Golf Championship: J C Snead
  • Jul 16 50th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
  • Jul 21 KC Royals set club-record of 22 singles in 15 innings

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 23 124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland

Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion John Daly
Golfer and Two-Time Major Champion
John Daly
  • Jul 23 Tracy Kerdyk wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Jul 23 82nd Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 29 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jul 29 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • Jul 30 Becky Iverson wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Jul 30 Dominic Cork takes hat-trick in England Test Cricket win v WI
  • Jul 30 Lara completes 5th Test Cricket century, 145 at Old Trafford

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jul 30 Richie Ashburn and Mike Schmidt enter baseball's Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Richie Ashburn
Baseball Player
Richie Ashburn
MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • Aug 4 Darryl Strawberry joins the NY Yankees
  • Aug 5 5th World Championships in Athletics open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 6 Dottie Mochrie wins McCall's LPGA Golf Classic at Stratton Mountain
  • Aug 10 Dodgers leading 2-1 in 9th forfeit game to Cards, fans become unruly
  • Aug 12 Lara completes 6th Test Cricket century, 152 at Trent Bridge

Sport awardGolf Major

Aug 13 77th PGA Championship: Steve Elkington shoots a 267 at Riviera Calif

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 13 Beth Daniels wins LPGA PING Welch's Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Aug 13 5th World Championships in Athletics close at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Aug 19 Bruce Seldon TKOs Joe Hipp in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Aug 19 Mike Tyson returns to the ring & DQs Peter McNeeley in 38 seconds
  • Aug 20 Kerrie Webb wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open
  • Aug 26 Lara completes 7th Test Cricket century, 179 at The Oval
  • Aug 27 23rd du Maurier Golf Classic: Jenny Lidback

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 27 95th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods
  • Aug 28 Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 2 Frank Bruno beats Oliver McCall in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Sep 3 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
  • Sep 3 Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
  • Sep 3 NY Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
  • Sep 4 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 5 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 6 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
  • Sep 8 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • Sep 10 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • Sep 10 Alison Nicholas wins PING-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 10 Browns & Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleve for only time, Browns 22-6 over Tampa, Indians 5-3 over Orioles
  • Sep 10 115th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Andre Agassi (6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5)
  • Sep 10 115th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-6, 0-6, 6-3)
  • Sep 11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • Sep 15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 16 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 17 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • Sep 20 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
  • Sep 24 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
  • Sep 24 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • Sep 26 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
  • Sep 28 Dennis Martínez pitch breaks Kirby Puckett's jaw in Indians 12-4 win
  • Sep 28 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov
  • Sep 29 O.J. Simpson trial sent to the jury
  • Oct 1 Gail Graham wins FieldCrest Cannon/Carolina LPGA Golf Classic
  • Oct 1 NY Yankees win 1st baseball wildcard ever
  • Oct 2 Seattle Mariners beat Cal Angels, 9-1 in a playoff game to win AL West
  • Oct 3 O.J. Simpson found not guilty of the murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 6 Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit
  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Oct 8 Dolphin's Dan Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL career completions record

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Oct 8 Edgar Martinez drives home tying & winning runs to rally Mariners to 6-5 win in bottom of 11th to beat Yankees & win AL Division Series
  • Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline
  • Oct 14 Atlanta Braves become 1st team to sweep in NL playoff (beat Reds)
  • Oct 14 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati Reds, 4 games to 0