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1983 Baseball


August 4   While warming up before 5th inning Yankee Dave Winfield accidentally kills a seagull

 

1983 Football


1984 Super Bowl XVIII

Date Played: January 22, 1984

Teams: Los Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins

Winner: RAIDERS

Final Score: 38-9

Location: Tampa, Florida

Game MVP: Raiders running back Marcus Allen

Half Time Show: marching bands of the University of Florida and Florida State University.

 

Commercials: 30 second commercial during the 18th Superbowl was $368,000.

 

"On January 24, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984" It is considered a masterpiece in advertising.


Tony Dorsett sets NFL record for longest run from scrimmage by rushing for 99 yard touchdown.

 

 

1983 Basketball


NBA Finals|NBA Finals – Philadelphia 76ers won 4 games to 0 over the Los Angeles Lakers

 

1983 Hockey

 

Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the NHL's leading scorer during the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's Most Valuable Player: Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers

Stanley Cup – New York Islanders win 4-0 over the Edmonton Oilers

World Hockey Championship – Soviet Union defeated Czechoslovakia



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Athletes of the Year 1983

 

Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year – Carl Lewis, Track and field

Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year – Martina Navratilova, Tennis

1983 ABC's Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year: Australia II,    Sailing

 

Professional Sports 1983

January 24 Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

     IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball


1983 Boxing


death of Jack Dempsey, former world heavyweight champion

 

for the first time ever, two world Heavyweight champions defend their titles the same night, at the same place: Larry Holmes retains the WBC title defeating future two time world champion Tim Witherspoon, and Michael Dokes retains his WBA title with a 15 round draw (tie) against former world champion Mike Weaver.

Marvin Hagler retains his unified world Middleweight title with a 15 round unanimous decision over Roberto Durán. It was 1983's most anticipated bout.

AMA urges ban on boxing, sites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds

Larry Holmes beats Lucien Rodriguez in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes TKOs Scott Frank in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Larry Holmes TKOs Marvis Frazier in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

 

1983 Golf

 

Masters Tournament - Seve Ballesteros

U.S. Open - Larry Nelson

British Open - Tom Watson

PGA Championship - Hal Sutton

PGA Tour money leader - Hal Sutton - $426,668

Senior PGA Tour money leader - Don January - $237,571

Ryder Cup - United States won 14 1/2 - 13 1/2 over Europe in team golf.

 

Nabisco Dinah Shore - Amy Alcott

LPGA Championship - Patty Sheehan

U.S. Women's Open - Jan Stephenson

Classique Peter Jackson Classic - Hollis Stacy

LPGA Tour money leader - JoAnne Carner - $291,404

 

 

1983 Grand Slam in tennis

 

Australian Open - Mats Wilander

French Open - Yannick Noah

Wimbledon championships - John McEnroe

US Open - Jimmy Connors

 

Australian Open - Martina Navratilova

French Open - Chris Evert

Wimbledon championships - Martina Navratilova

US Open - Martina Navratilova

Davis Cup – Australia won 3-2 over Sweden in world tennis.

 

1983 Horseracing


Kentucky Derby – Sunny's Halo

Preakness Stakes – Deputed Testimony

Belmont Stakes – Caveat

 

College Sports 1983

Football 1983


The Heisman Memorial Trophy Award

 

1  Mike Rozier, Nebraska RB (1,801 points)

2. Steve Young, Brigham Young QB (1,172 points)

3. Doug Flutie, Boston College QB (253 points)

4. Turner Gill, Nebraska QB (190 points)

5. Terry Hoage, Georgia DB (112 points)


Rose Bowl: UCLA 45, #4 Illinois 9

Fiesta Bowl: #14 Ohio State 28, #15 Pittsburgh 23

Sugar Bowl: #3 Auburn 9, #8 Michigan 7

Orange Bowl: #5 Miami (Fl) 31, #1 Nebraska 30

Cotton Bowl Classic: #7 Georgia 10, #2 Texas 9

 

Basketball 1983


NCAA Men's Basketball Championship – North Carolina State wins 54-52 over Houston

 

  

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