Events in Sport in 1996

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  • Jan 1 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
  • Jan 1 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
  • Jan 2 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24

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Jan 5 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 8 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Jan 10 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Jan 14 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
  • Jan 14 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
  • Jan 18 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
  • Jan 19 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
  • Jan 20 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
  • Jan 20 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 21 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • Jan 28 Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • Jan 29 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
  • Feb 8 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
  • Feb 11 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 12 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Feb 15 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick

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Feb 15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Feb 17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47

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Feb 18 First ODI for Kenya national cricket team in Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 24 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Meg Mallon
LPGA Golfer
Meg Mallon
  • Feb 29 Kenya defeat West Indies (all out 93) in Cricket World Cup

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Mar 1 Lenny Wilkens, winningest coach in NBA, coaches his 1,000th victory

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • Mar 2 Copeland swimming pool re-opened by Gladiator
  • Mar 2 Tendulkar scores 137 for Ind v SL in Cricket World Cup, but still lose
  • Mar 6 Aravinda De Silva smashes 145 v Kenya in cricket World Cup at Kandy Sri Lanka score 5-398 in 50 overs in World Cup v Kenya

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Mar 7 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • Mar 10 43rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #12 Wake Forest beats #18 Georgia Tech, 75-74
  • Mar 10 37th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Mississippi State beats Kentucky, 84-73
  • Mar 14 Australia beat West Indies by 5 runs in amazing cricket World Cup semi

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 16 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain heavyweight title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Boxer Frank Bruno
Boxer
Frank Bruno
  • Mar 16 Montreal Canadian's 1st game in their new arena (Bell Center)
  • Mar 17 Aravinda De Silva gets 107* & 3-42 in cricket World Cup victory
  • Mar 17 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship
  • Mar 18 50,000 swimmers raise 15 million for charity during BT's Swimathon '96

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 24 Laura Davies wins LPGA Standard Register Ping Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • Mar 25 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Michelle Kwan (USA)
  • Mar 25 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Edmonton won by Todd Eldredge (USA)
  • Mar 26 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Allan Border (Qld v Vic)
  • Mar 29 Cleveland Browns choose new name, Baltimore Ravens
  • Mar 29 NY Yankees beats NY Mets 7-3 in an exhibition game
  • Mar 30 Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
  • Mar 30 NY Mets beats NY Yankees 5-3 in an exhibition game
  • Mar 30 149th Grand National: Mick Fitzgerald aboard Rough Quest wins
  • Mar 31 15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Georgia 83-65

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Mar 31 25th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Patty Sheehan

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Apr 1 58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67
  • Apr 1 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Boston MA on WBCN 104.1 FM (morn)
  • Apr 3 South Australia grab exciting draw vs W A to win Sheffield Shield
  • Apr 3 St Francis Fighting Saints scores college baseball run record 71-1
  • Apr 6 Albert Belle shows off his arm by hitting Sports Illustrated photographer Tony Tomsic in the hand prior to a game

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Apr 7 8th Seniors Golf Tradition: Jack Nicklaus

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 7 Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • Apr 8 Bruce Seldon TKOs Tony Tucker in 7 to win vacated WBA boxing title
  • Apr 11 Detroit Red Wings become 2nd NHL team to win 60 games in a season
  • Apr 13 En route to NHL record 62 victories Detroit Red Wings win #61
  • Apr 13 Ottawa Senators eliminate Stanley Cup Champs NJ Devils from playoff

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 14 60th Masters Golf Tournament: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 276

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Apr 14 Detroit Red Wings win NHL record 62 games
  • Apr 15 100th Boston Marathon: Moses Tanui of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:15.9 and Uta Pippig of Germany 1st woman in 2:27:12
  • Apr 19 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
  • Apr 20 Chicago Bulls win record 72 games in a season
  • Apr 20 1996 NFL Draft: Keyshawn Johnson from USC first pick by New York Jets
  • Apr 21 57th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Hale Irwin
  • Apr 21 Barb Mucha wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship
  • Apr 21 Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
  • Apr 24 Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years - Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • Apr 28 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
  • May 1 Gerald Williams is 1st NY Yankee since 1934 to get 6 hits in a game
  • May 4 122nd Kentucky Derby: Jerry Bailey aboard Grindstone wins in 2:01
  • May 5 Karrie Webb wins LPGA Sprint Titleholders Golf Championship
  • May 8 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden wins his 1st AL game beating Tigers 10-3
  • May 8 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • May 11 Florida Marlin Al Leiter no hits Colo Rockies, 11-0
  • May 12 42nd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by Laura Davies
  • May 12 Yankees losing 8-0 to Chicago White Sox, come back to win 9-8

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May 13 O.J. Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • May 14 NY Yankee Dwight Gooden no-hits Seattle Mariners 2-0

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 16 Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRs in 1 inning

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • May 17 Habib & Whitaker make 320 for 5th Cricket wkt, Leics v Worcs
  • May 18 121st Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2

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May 21 Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • May 22 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome
  • May 26 Laura Davies wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • May 26 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Buddy Lazier wins in 3:22:45.753 (238.112 km/h)
  • May 29 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • May 30 Albert Belle uses a forearm to break up a double play & nearly breaks Brewer 2nd baseman Fernando Vina's nose, Belle gets 2 game suspension
  • Jun 1 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 2 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
  • Jun 8 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Jun 9 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
  • Jun 9 95th Men's French Open: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats Michael Stich (7-6, 7-5, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 95th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • Jun 16 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 22 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • Jun 22 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • Jun 23 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 30 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 30 UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London
  • Jul 1 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
  • Jul 6 103rd Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Aranxta S Vicaro (6-3, 7-5)
  • Jul 7 110th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: R Krajicek beats M Washington (63 64 63)

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Jul 7 17th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Dave Stockton

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Dave Stockton
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Dave Stockton
  • Jul 7 Joan Pitcock wins LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Golf Classic
  • Jul 9 67th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Veterans Stadium, Phila
  • Jul 9 All star MVP: Mike Piazza (LA Dodgers)

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Jul 12 Kirby Puckett retires from Minnesota Twins

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

AgreementContract of Interest

Jul 12 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract for 1 year for $25 million

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

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Jul 14 14th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Raymond Floyd

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Jul 14 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jul 14 NY Yankee John Weteland sets record of 24 consecutive saves
  • Jul 15 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
  • Jul 19 26th Olympic Games opens in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 21 125th British Golf Open: Tom Lehman shoots a 271 at Royal Lytham
  • Jul 21 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Friendly's Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 Wayne Gretzky signs a 2 year deal with NY Rangers
  • Jul 21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • Jul 27 Bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympic Park, 1 killed, 110 injured
  • Jul 27 David Sales makes 210 on 1st class cricket debut for Northants v Worcs

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Jul 28 NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jul 28 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
  • Jul 30 Tommy Lasoda retires as LA Dodger manager
  • Aug 4 24th du Maurier Golf Classic: Laura Davies
  • Aug 4 26th Olympic games closes at Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 5 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • Aug 11 78th PGA Championship: Mark Brooks shoots a 277 at Vallhalla GC KY
  • Aug 11 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Ping Welch's Golf Championship
  • Aug 18 Emilee Klein wins LPGA Weetabix Women's British Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Aug 25 96th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

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Aug 27 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Detroit Red Wings to the Tampa Bay Lightning

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Sep 1 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • Sep 2 Michelle McGann wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic

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Sep 6 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Sep 8 116th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Monica Seles (7-5 6-4)
  • Sep 8 Dottie Pepper wins Safeway LPGA title
  • Sep 8 Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship
  • Sep 8 Sri Lanka defeat Australia to win Singer World Series at Colombo

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 116th Men's U.S. Open: Pete Sampras beats Michael Chang (6-1, 6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 14 As' Mark McGwire is 13th player to hit 50-HRs in a season

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Sep 14 Dean Headley takes 3rd cricket hat-trick of season, Kent v Hampshire
  • Sep 14 NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher
  • Sep 15 2nd Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 16½-15½ at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 15 Karrie Webb wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

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Sep 15 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 17 Dodger Hideo Nomo no-hits Colo Rockies, 9-0 at Coors Field
  • Sep 18 Roger Clemens ties his own major league record with 20 strikeouts
  • Sep 22 4th Solheim Cup: US beats Europe 17-11 at St Pierre Wales

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 26 SF Giant Barry Bonds is 2nd player to hit 40 HRs & steal 40 bases

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Sep 27 Balt Oriole Roberto Alomar spits in face of umpire John Hirschbeck
  • Sep 28 NY Yankee Jim Leyitz is 2nd catcher to wear a hockey mask
  • Sep 28 Orioles' Roberto Alomar suspended 5 games for spitting at ump
  • Sep 28 Troy Davis of Iowa State ran for 378 yards, 3rd highest in college football games (others: Michigan, Notre Dame, Texas & Alabama)
  • Sep 29 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs
  • Sep 29 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
  • Sep 29 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • Sep 29 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • Sep 29 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
  • Oct 5 Caroline Pierce wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Oct 5 Cleveland Indians strike out 23 Balt Orioles in 12 inn playoff game
  • Oct 5 NY Yankee Bernie Williams switch hits HRs in a post season game
  • Oct 6 Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Oct 6 NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals
  • Oct 13 Annika Sorenstam wins Betsy King LPGA Golf Classic
  • Oct 13 NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud NFL field goal record at 374
  • Oct 13 Yanks (3) & Orioles (3) combine to tie play off record of 6 HRs
  • Oct 13 47th Formula One WDC: Damon Hil wins by 19 points
  • Oct 13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1
  • Oct 14 Braves blow out St Louis, 14-0 in an NLCS game
  • Oct 17 MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 19 Braves beat NY Yanks by record tying 11 runs, 12-1 in a World Series
  • Oct 20 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Oct 20 Braves Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in World Series
  • Oct 20 Wasim Akram (257) & Saqlain Mushtaq gets cricket Test record 313 for 8th wicket, vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • Oct 22 NY Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season HR, as Yanks tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
  • Oct 23 NY Yankees set record by coming back from 6-0 in World Series game to beat Atlanta Braves 8-6, also set record of 7th straight road win
  • Oct 24 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
  • Oct 26 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Lit de Justice, Storm Song, Jewel Princess, Da Hass, Boston Harbor, Pilsudski, Alphabet Soup at Woodbine
  • Oct 27 US beats Japan, 21½-14½, at Nichirei International Golf Tournament
  • Oct 28 Goa upset Karnataka to win their 1st Ranji Cricket Trophy game ever
  • Nov 3 26th NYC Women's Marathon won by Anuta Catuna of Romania in 2:28:18
  • Nov 3 27th NYC Marathon won by Giacomo Leone of Italy in 2:09:54
  • Nov 3 Mayumi Hirase wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup

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Nov 5 Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of

Baseball Player Derek Jeter
Baseball Player
Derek Jeter
  • Nov 7 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • Nov 7 Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra
  • Nov 9 8th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 48-21 in Chestnut Hill