On This Day in Sport for September 1

Events in Sport

  • 1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • 1893 33rd British Golf Open: William Auchterlonie shoots a 322 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1898 Dutch soccer team Receiver forms
  • 1914 34th U.S. Men's National Championship: R. Norris Williams beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-3, 8-6, 10-8)
  • 1918 Baseball season ends due to WW I

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1918 Ty Cobb pitches 2 innings against Browns

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1923 18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup
  • 1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee
  • 1926 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • 1933 Soccer team DVS '33 forms
  • 1936 Middleweight Staff Roth KOs Heinz Lazek
  • 1937 4th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 6, Green Bay 0 (84,560)
  • 1939 Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
  • 1945 Phillies Vince DiMaggio ties NL record with 4th grand slam of season
  • 1946 1st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Patty Berg
  • 1947 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936

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1948 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1954 Ted Kluszewski is 1st Cincinnati Red to hit 40 HRs en route to 49

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1958 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Opie Turner Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1960 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open
  • 1963 St Louis Cards pitcher Curt Simmons steals home plate
  • 1964 Masanori Murakami is 1st Japanese player in majors (NY Mets)
  • 1967 SF Giants beat Cincinnati Reds, 1-0, in 21 innings
  • 1968 Carol Mann wins LPGA Willow Park Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1971 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1974 Jane Blalock/Sue Roberts wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open
  • 1975 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 1985 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1986 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1986 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • 1990 Gelindo Bordin sets European marathon record (2:14:02)
  • 1990 Highest combined CFL score (111), Toronto Argonauts beat BC 68-43
  • 1991 Hiromi Taniguchi wins 3rd world championship marathon (2:14:57)
  • 1991 3rd World Championships in Athletics close at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993 Goran Ivanisevic & Daniel Nestor play longest tie-break in US Tennis
  • 1996 Balt Ravens (Cleveland Browns) 1st NFL game, beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14
  • 1997 Cindy Figg-Currier wins LPGA State Farm Rail Classic

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2006 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1866 James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, heavyweight champion boxer (1892-97)
  • 1883 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1934)
  • 1897 Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Ray Flaherty, AFL/NFL/AAFC coach (NY Giants)
  • 1908 Amir Elahi, Pakistani cricketer (d. 1980)
  • 1922 Joe Astroth, East Alton, Illinois, MLB player (Philadelphia/Kansas City Athletics), (d. 2013)

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1923 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1937 Al Geiberger, Red Bluff CA, PGA golfer (1962 Ontario Open)
  • 1939 Heinrich Messner, Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • 1943 Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1968)
  • 1950 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • 1951 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1954 Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1957 Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach
  • 1959 Keith Allen Clearwater, PGA golfer (1987 Colonial Natl), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1959 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • 1961 Bam Bam Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey
  • 1962 Ruud Gullit, Suriname/Dutch soccer star (Feyenoord, PSV, AC Milan)
  • 1962 Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer
  • 1963 David Zhuang, China, US table tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965 Aldo Swager, soccer player (SC Heerenveen)
  • 1965 Hardy Nickerson, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1966 Stephane Talbot, Greenfield Park Que, golfer (1992 Quebec PGA)
  • 1966 Tim Hardaway, NBA guard (Miami Heat)
  • 1968 Michelle Buckingham, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Florence Descampe, LPGA golfer (1992 McCall), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1969 Henning Berg, Norwegian footballer
  • 1970 Barbara Paulus, tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1970 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
  • 1970 Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • 1971 Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan 3K runner (world record)
  • 1971 Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • 1972 Josh Davis, US, 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1972 Louise Dobson, Shepparton Aust, field hockey fullback (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Matt O'Dwyer, NFL guard (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Gillian Boxx, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fontana, California
  • 1973 Trent Bray, NZ, 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Zach Thomas, American football player
  • 1974 Jason Taylor, American football player
  • 1975 Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • 1976 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • 1976 Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
  • 1976 Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • 1976 Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
  • 1977 Raffaele Giammaria, Italian racing driver
  • 1977 Aaron Schobel, American football player
  • 1977 David Albelda, Spanish footballer
  • 1978 Max Vieri, Australian soccer player
  • 1979 James O'Connor, Irish footballer
  • 1980 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1980 Chris Riggott, English footballer
  • 1981 Clinton Portis, American football player
  • 1981 Adam Quick, Australian basketball player
  • 1982 Paul Dumbrell, Australian racing driver
  • 1982 Ryan Gomes, American basketball player
  • 1982 Jeffrey Buttle, Canadian figure skater
  • 1983 José Antonio Reyes, Spanish footballer
  • 1984 Nick Noble, American soccer player
  • 1986 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • 1986 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player
  • 1988 Gabriel Ferrari, American soccer player
  • 1988 Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1941 Benjamin Dwight, US tennis championship umpire, dies
  • 1983 Lennox Brown, cricket leg spinner (3 wickets at 63 for South Africa), dies
  • 1985 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • 1985 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1989 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale University and baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • 1994 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (scored 783 in 21 Tests for Pakistan), dies
  • 1998 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
  • 2001 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • 2010 Wakanohana Kanji I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 45th Yokozuna (b. 1928)

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2013 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison