September 1982 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 5th 82nd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 6th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 6th Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #

Event of interestEvent of Interest

11th Chris Evert wins her 6th & final US Open Tennis match at West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills NY

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 11th 102nd Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (6-3, 6-1)
  • 12th Gerard Nijboer (2:15:16) & Rosa Mota (2:36:04) win marathon
  • 12th Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

12th 102nd Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Ivan Lendl (6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • 13th Joe Lefevre gets 6 hits in one baseball game
  • 14th Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"
  • 17th NJ Devils 1st exhibition game, beating Caps 3-1 in Hershey Pa
  • 19th New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 19th Sandra Haynie/Kathy McMullen wins Portland Ping Team Golf Championship
  • 21st 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 21st NFL players begin a 57 day strike
  • 22nd Duleep Mendis completes twin cricket tons for Sri Lanka v India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

24th Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 25th 33rd Formula One WDC: Keke Rosberg wins by five points

Sport awardGolf Tournament

26th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1st Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • 1st Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • 1st Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • 2nd Joey Barton, English footballer
  • 2nd Jason Hammel, American baseball player
  • 5th Alexandre Geijo, Spanish/Swiss footballer
  • 7th Andre Dirrell, American boxer
  • 13th Nenê, Brazilian basketball player
  • 13th Rickie Weeks, American baseball player
  • 13th Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player
  • 16th Leon Knight, English footballer
  • 17th Garth Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 19th Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player
  • 19th Jordan Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 21st Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 21st Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • 21st Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • 21st Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • 22nd Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 24th Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 24th Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 24th Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 26th Miguel Alfredo Portillo, Argentine footballer
  • 26th Rob Burrow, English rugby league player
  • 27th Darrent Williams, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 28th Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player
  • 28th Abhinav Bindra, Indian shooter
  • 28th Ray Emery, Canadian hockey player
  • 28th Emeka Okafor, American basketball player
  • 28th Dustin Penner, Canadian hockey player

Deaths in Sport

  • 7th Ken Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 19th Fred Badcock, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ 1930-33, 16 wkts), dies
  • 26th Alec Hurwood, cricketer (Australian off-spinner v WI 1930-31), dies
  • 29th H C Slinger Nitschke, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1931-32), dies
  • 29th Monty Stratton, baseball player (b. 1912)