1996 in sports

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See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of 'years in sports'.


Auto Racing

Baseball

  • January 8 - For the first time in 25 years, no one garners 75 percent of the votes needed to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Phil Niekro comes closest with 68 percent.

Basketball

Boxing

Cricket

Cycling

Field Hockey

Figure Skating

Football (Soccer)

Football (American)

Football (Australian Rules)

Football (Canadian)

Golf

Men's Golf

  • Tiger Woods became the first golfer to win three consecutive U.S. Amateur titles. This was the sixth consecutive year in which he won a USGA championship, one short of Bobby Jones' record of seven. In September, he turned professional. In the last five regular tournaments of the year on the PGA TOUR, his finishes were 5-3-1-3-1, placing him among the tour's top 30 money-winners for the year and thereby qualifying him for the season-ending TOUR Championship. Woods was named the PGA TOUR's Rookie of the Year.

Women's Golf

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Harness Racing

June 22 - the fastest race mile in harness racing history was set by Jenna's Beach Boy (1:47.3) at Meadowlands Racetrack.


Ice Hockey


Skiing


Snooker


Tennis


General sporting events

Births

Deaths

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