1983 in sports
1982 in sports,
other events of 1983,
1984 in sports and the
list of 'years in sports'.
May 20 - 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.
March 12 - In an international women's field hockey match at Wembley Stadium,England. England beat Germany 3-2.
April - In the 5th women's Field Hockey Cup,The Netherlands are the World Champions.
October 28 - November 4: Fifth Men's Champions Trophy held in Pakistan for the fourth time in 5 editions in Karachi won by Australia for the first time. Hosts Pakistan finish 2nd.
The men's overall season champion: Phil Mahre , USA
The women's overall season champion: Tamara McKinney , USA
Alan Bond and his team from of Australia defeated Dennis Conner and his team from the United States to capture the America's Cup of yacht racing. For 132 years, from 1850- 1980, and through 25 challenges, the America's Cup had been held by the United States.
61 year old potato farmer Cliff Young Wins Sydney-Melbourne Foot Race(a)
Adios Butler - harness racing horse
January 26 - Del Rice , Major League Baseball player
January 26 - Paul "Bear" Bryant college football coach at Alabama
February 1 - Tullio Campagnolo , Italian bicycle manufacturer
February 22 - Romain Maes , Belgian cyclist
March 13 - Louison Bobet, French cyclist
April 23 - Buster Crabbe, U.S. Olympic swimming gold medalist turned actor
April 28 - Ron James , Australian cricketer
April 17 - Dutch Leonard , Major League Baseball player (born 1909)
May 31 - Jack Dempsey world champion boxer
June 27 - Don Ida , balloonist, killed during a race
June 27 - Maxie Anderson , balloonist, killed during a race
June 29 - Joe Delaney , football player, Kansas City Chiefs, a true hero, after rescuing one boy, he drowned while attempting to rescue 2 more
July 7 - Vic Wertz , Major League Baseball player
July 28 - Alec Marks , Australian cricketer
August 12 - Henry Gifford Vivian , New Zealand cricketer
September 08 - Antonin Magne , French cylist
October 31 - George Halas, NFL coach, Chicago Bears
November 15 - Charlie Grimm , Major League Baseball player
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