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American footballEdit

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Association footballEdit

  • NASL announces suspension of operations and hopes to return in 1986. It never did.
  • England – FA CupManchester United won 1-0 (aet) over Everton. Kevin Moran of MU receives first-ever red card in an FA Cup final.
  • Everton are crowned English champions for the eighth time, setting a then record points total for a 42-game programme under three points for a win.

Australian rules footballEdit

BaseballEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

Canadian footballEdit

CricketEdit

  • Kim Hughes leads a "rebel" team of players on tour of South Africa, banned from official cricket since 1970 because of apartheid

CyclingEdit

'In 1983 India won the world cup

Dogsled racingEdit

Field hockeyEdit

  • Men's Champions Trophy held in Perth, Western Australia, won by Australia

Figure skatingEdit

Gaelic Athletic AssociationEdit

GolfEdit

Men's professional

Men's amateur

Women's professional

Harness racingEdit

Horse racingEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

MotorsportEdit

Rugby leagueEdit

Rugby unionEdit

SnookerEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • First Pan Pacific Championships held in Tokyo (August 15 – August 18)
  • July 21 – Switzerland's Dano Halsall swims a world record in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Bellinzona, shaving off 0.02 of the previous record (22.54) set by USA's Robin Leamy four years ago: 22.52.
  • December 6 – USA's Tom Jager takes the world record from Dano Halsall (22.52) in the 50m freestyle (long course) at a swimming meet in Austin, Texas, clocking 22.40.

TennisEdit

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