On This Day in Sport for September 3

Events in Sport

  • 1881 1st U.S. Men's National Championship: Richard Sears beats William E. Glyn (6-0, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 1889 9th U.S. Men's National Championship: Henry Slocum beats Quincy Shaw (6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2)
  • 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, win earliest pennent (full season)
  • 1903 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • 1904 St Louis Olympics closes
  • 1911 31st U.S. Men's National Championship: William Larned beats Maurice McLoughlin (6-4, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 1917 Utrecht soccer team Holland forms
  • 1918 38th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Robert Lindley Murray beats Bill Tilden (6-3, 6-1, 7-5)
  • 1921 16th Davis Cup: USA beats Japan in New York (5-0)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb got his 4,191th & final career hit

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1932 Ellsworth Vines beats Henri Cochet for US Tennis title
  • 1936 3rd NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit 7 (76,000)
  • 1938 1940 Olympic site changed from Tokyo Japan to Helsinki Finland
  • 1939 Yanks beat Red Sox on a forfeit, their 4th forfeit win
  • 1944 Frank Parker beats Bill Talbert for US Tennis title
  • 1945 65th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (14-12, 6-1, 6-2)
  • 1945 59th U.S. Women's National Championship: Sarah Palfrey Cooke beats Pauline Betz Addie (3-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • 1947 Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
  • 1950 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
  • 1957 Dodgers play last game in Jersey City (11-4 in NJ)
  • 1957 Warren Spahn sets record for a lefty pitcher with 41st shut-out

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Spokane Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1965 Jim Hickman becomes 1st NY Met to hit 3 HRs in a game

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies' World Series of Golf

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1968 Chicago White Sox set AL record of 39 loses by 1 run
  • 1974 Giants John Montefusco makes his major league debut

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1974 NBA guard Oscar Robertson retires

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • 1978 Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
  • 1979 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1981 Gerald P Remy of Boston gets 6 hits in a baseball game
  • 1981 Longest game in Fenway Park, suspended in 19, Seattle Mariners 7, Boston Red Sox 7
  • 1984 Cindy Hill wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1985 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • 1985 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • 1986 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • 1990 9th no-hitter of 1990: Blue Jay Dave Steib beats Cleve 3-0

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 White Sox reliever Bobby Thigpen sets save record at 47 en route to 57
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers lose their 1st NFL game (Atlanta-23 Carolina-20 OT)
  • 1995 Jacksonville Jaguars lose their 1st NFL game (Houston-10, Jaguars-3)
  • 1995 NY Yankee Tony Fernandez hits for the cycle
  • 2005 20th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 23-20 in Baltimore

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 13th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1841 Tom Emmett, England cricketer (d. 1904)
  • 1882 Johnny Douglas, England cricketer and boxer (d. 1930)
  • 1911 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Eddie "Brat" Stanky, Phil Rizzuto's nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
  • 1926 Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
  • 1929 Carlo Clerici, Swiss cyclist (d. 2007)
  • 1931 Dick Motta, NBA coach (856 wins, Its not over 'til the fat lady sings)
  • 1943 Dave Eichelberger, PGA golfer (1971 Greater Milwaukee Open), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1943 Frank Lister, English footballer
  • 1948 Ronald W Harris, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1949 José Pekerman, Argentine football manager
  • 1956 Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1961 Brian Thomas Kamm, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1961 Greg Petersen, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Klondike-6th), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1961 Rene Gonzales, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1962 Dave Clark, Tupelo MS, outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1963 Eric Plunk, Wilmington CA, pitcher (Oakland A's, NY Yankees, Indians)
  • 1963 Mubarak Ghanim, UAE footballer
  • 1964 Ernest Givins, NFL wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1964 Glenn Joyner, Ferntree Gully VIC, Australian golfer
  • 1964 Toshiyuki Sakai, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1965 Maurizio Mansi, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1966 Bennie Blades, NFL safety (Detroit Lions)
  • 1966 Pat Eilers, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1966 Shawn Daniels, CFL fullback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1967 Chris Gatling, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1967 Luis Gonzalez, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1968 David Pichler, Butler Pa, diver (Olympics-6th-96)
  • 1968 Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Oly-1996)
  • 1968 Matt Hamon, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Robert Bailey, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Keith Traylor, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970 George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970 Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Gareth Southgate, English footballer
  • 1971 Glen Housman, Rockhampton QLD Aust, swimmer (Olympics-silv-92, 96)
  • 1972 Antonius Bonner, CFL defensive back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1972 Martin Straka, Pizen CZE, NHL forward (Team Czech Rep, Florida)
  • 1972 Roland Ramoser, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1973 Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • 1973 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1974 Rebecca Bailey, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1974 Sergei Yerkovich, hockey defenseman (Team Belarus 1998)
  • 1975 Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
  • 1976 Jevon Kearse, American football player
  • 1977 Tami Tyler, Santa Clara California, dance skater (& Jonathan Nichols)
  • 1977 Rui Marques, Angolan footballer
  • 1977 Olof Mellberg, Swedish footballer
  • 1977 Nate Robertson, American baseball player
  • 1978 John Curtis, English footballer
  • 1978 Michal Rozsival, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1980 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 Augusto Farfus, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1983 Nicky Hunt, English footballer
  • 1983 Marcus McCauley, American football player
  • 1983 Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1985 Scott Carson, English footballer
  • 1985 Kelvin Wilson, English footballer

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1986 Shaun White, snowboarder (Olympic gold - 2006, 2010), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Snowboarder
Shaun White

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1957 World Heavyweight champion Sonny Liston (25) weds Geraldine Clark in St. Louis, Missouri

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 2004 "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona

Divorces in Sport

  • 2010 Pop singer Cheryl Cole (27) divorces England soccer player Ashley Cole (29) due to unreasonable behavior after 3 and a half years of marriage

Deaths in Sport

  • 1876 Felix, cricketer (legendary All-England player), dies
  • 1951 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • 1969 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 1970 Jochen Rindt, German race car driver, dies at 28
  • 1971 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Yorks opener, 7 Tests for Eng 1921-32), dies
  • 1989 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • 1994 Billy Wright, English soccer player (World Champion 1950), dies at 70