On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1949

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: Pancho Gonzales beats fellow American Ted Schroeder 16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4; longest singles final match by games (67), before tiebreaker introduction
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Defending champion Margaret Osborne duPont beats fellow American Doris Hart 6-4, 6-1

Famous Birthdays

  • David "Clem" Clempson, English rocker (Humble Pie), born in Tamworth, Staffordshire