Events in Sport on September 6

  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • 1880 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920 40th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1927 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • 1942 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1943 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • 1943 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • 1943 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1945 A's catcher George George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • 1948 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1954 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1959 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1963 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1980 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)
  • 1981 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1986 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • 1987 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • 1991 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 1993 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 2010 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore