- Minnesota claims the World Series title. The Twins beat the Cardinals 4 games to 3.
- The Lakers beat the Boston Celtics for the NBA Crown, 4 games to 2.
- Super Bowl XXI is no fun for Quarterback John Elway. The Denver Broncos lose to the New York Giants, 39-20.
- Larry Mize won The Masters
- Scott Simpson took the US Open
- Nick Faldo was the British Open winner.
- Larry Nelson won the PGA Championship
The PGA top money winner was Curtis Strange with $925,941. The PGA Champions Tour leading money winner was Chi Chi Rodriguez with $509,145.
On the Women’s side, Laura Davies was the US Women’s Open winner. Jane Geddes won the LPGA Championship. Alison Nicholas took the British Women’s Open Title and Ayako Okamoto was the top money winner, earning $466,034.
- Dale Earnhardt won the NASCAR championship.
- Bill Elliott was the Daytona 500 champ.
- Al Unser, Sr. took home the Indy 500 trophy and Bobby Rahal won the CART racing season championship
- Dick won the NHRA “Top Fuel” championship.