September 1959 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 6th Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 11th Elroy Face's 22 game win streak ends as Dodgers beat Pirates 5-4
  • 11th Oriole Jerry Walker pitches 16 inn beating White Sox 1-0
  • 13th Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Memphis Golf Open
  • 13th 79th U.S. Men's National Championship: Neale Fraser beats Alex Olmedo (6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4)

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13th 73rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Maria Bueno beats Christine Truman Janes (6-1, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
  • 17th 59th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jack Nicklaus
  • 20th Beverly Hanson wins LPGA Links Golf Invitation Open
  • 22nd Chicago White Sox clinch AL pennant
  • 26th Milwaukee Braves Warren Spahn becomes winningest NL lefty
  • 26th SF Giants Sam Jones 2nd no-hitter, beats St Louis Cards, 4-0

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27th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 27th Braves & Dodgers finish in a tie (86-68)
  • 29th Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, & take NL pennant

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Keith Allen Clearwater, PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1st Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • 5th Tom Pernice Jr, KC MO, Nike golfer (1989 Centel Classic-4th)
  • 11th David Laurence Frost, Cape Town South Africa, PGA golfer (1988 Southern Open)
  • 11th Robert Wrenn, Richmond VA, Nike golfer (1987 Buick Open)
  • 12th Cindy Rarick, Glenwood MN, LPGA golfer (1991 Northgate Computer)

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16th Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos)

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 17th Hank Ilesic, Edmonton, CFL punter, place kicker (Edmonton, Toronto)
  • 18th Ryne Sandberg, Spokane WA, infielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 18th Ian Arkwright, English footballer
  • 20th Lesley Thompson, rower (Olympics-gold-92, 96), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 22nd Greg Bruckner, Inglewood CA, Nike golfer (1992 New England Classic)
  • 23rd Heather Drew, St Louis MO, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th)
  • 25th Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
  • 26th Rich Gedman, American baseball player
  • 27th Beth Heiden, Madison Wisc, 3000m speed skater (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 28th Todd Worrell, Arcadia CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 28th Ron Fellows, Canadian race car driver
  • 30th Hans Werdekker, Dutch soccer player (Ajax, RKC/Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 30th Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 30th Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach

Deaths in Sport

  • 9th O'Neil Gordon Collie Smith, WI cricket all-rounder, dies in car crash
  • 28th Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (b. 1901)