On This Day

Events in Sport in 1995 (Part 2)

  • Oct 7 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • Oct 7 Mariners rally from 5-0 to force Game 5 of Division Series vs Yankees

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

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Oct 11 O.J. Simpson cancels a TV appearance on Dateline

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 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
  • Oct 15 Carolina Panthers win 1st game ever beating NY Jets 26-15
  • Oct 17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
  • Oct 21 Mario Tremblay, selected 22nd NHL coach of Montreal Canadians
  • Oct 27 Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns' move to Balt is signed
  • Oct 27 South African fast bowler Meyrick Pringle takes cricket hat-trick in England tour game at Soweto
  • Oct 28 Atlanta Braves beat Cleveland Indians, 1-0 in Game 6 at Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium to win their 3rd Baseball World Series; Braves starter Tom Glavine MVP
  • Oct 28 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song
  • Oct 28 11th Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats England 16-8

  • Oct 28 7th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 20-10 in South Bend
  • Oct 31 NHL NJ Devils agree to stay in NJ
  • Nov 3 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
  • Nov 3 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
  • Nov 4 1st-class Cricket debut of Paul Adams, W Province v N Transvaal
  • Nov 4 Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89
  • Nov 5 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT
  • Nov 6 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
  • Nov 12 25th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:28:06
  • Nov 12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 Last day of Test cricket for New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe

Cricketer Martin Crowe
Cricketer
Martin Crowe
  • Nov 12 Marino breaks Tarkenton's NFL all-time passing yardage mark of 47,003

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 12 German Benetton driver Michael Schumacher crashes in the season-ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but claims second straight F1 World Drivers Championship by 33 points from Damon Hill

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Nov 12 45th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon wins
  • Nov 18 60th Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 31-27 in Auburn
  • Nov 19 CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Baltimore Stallions become only American-based team ever to win Grey Cup; defeat Calgary Stampeders, 37-20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 19 German tennis No. 1 Steffi Graf outlasts No. 2 Anke Huber 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3 to win the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber

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Nov 19 Home crowd favourite Boris Becker wins his 3rd and final ATP Tour World Championship tennis title with a 7–6, 6–0, 7–6 win over American Michael Chang in Frankfurt, Germany

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

  • Nov 26 33rd Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Valencia Spain (3-2)
  • Nov 26 Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
  • Nov 26 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Valencia, Spain: Conchita Martínez beats American Mary Joe Fernández 6-3, 6-4 to give Spain an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 3-2) and their 4th title

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Dec 2 Montreal Canadiens coach Mario Tremblay leaves goaltender Patrick Roy in the game too long, allowing an embarrassing 9 goals in 11-1 rout by Detroit Red Wings; Roy demands trade; moves to Colorado Avalanche and wins Stanley Cup that season

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Dec 2 4th SEC Championship Game: #2 Florida beats #23 Arkansas, 34-3

Sport awardDavis Cup

Dec 3 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 for an unassailable 3-1 American lead (ends 3-2)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Dec 3 England cricket wicket-keeper Jack Russell dismisses Clive Eksteen with his record 11th catch in 2nd Test v South Africa in Johannesburg
  • Dec 3 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 to give US a winning 3-1 lead (ends 3-2); record 31st US title
  • Dec 7 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
  • Dec 9 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • Dec 10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
  • Dec 10 Ricky Ponting makes 96 on Test Cricket debut (Aust v Sri Lanka, WACA)
  • Dec 11 Thomas O Hicks buys NHL Dallas Stars for $84 million
  • Dec 12 NBA referees return to work after striking
  • Dec 15 The European Communities Court of Justice hands down the "Bosman ruling", giving EU footballers the right to a free transfer at the end of their contracts, with the provision that they are transferring from one UEFA Federation to another.
  • Dec 21 SF Giants announce plans to build a new stadium to open in 2000
  • Dec 22 David Cone signs $19.5 million 3 year contract with NY Yankees
  • Dec 24 Ballon d'Or: PSG/Milan's Liberian striker George Weah is named Europe's best football player; first edition where players born outside Europe permitted to receive votes

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Dec 25 Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith makes a NFL record of 25 touchdowns in a season against the Arizona Cardinals

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • Dec 26 Paul Adams becomes South Africa's youngest Test Cricket player at 18 yrs 340 days
  • Dec 27 Australian cricketer David Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
  • Dec 31 Matthew Elliott scores separate cricket century same day for Victoria
  • Dec 31 62nd Sugar Bowl: #13 Virginia Tech beats #9 Texas, 28-10