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September 1892 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 7 James Corbett KOs 4 to 1 favourite and defending champion John L. Sullivan in 21 rounds at the Olympic Club, New Orleans for world heavyweight boxing title; Sullivan's only defeat and his last fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Sep 16 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • Sep 23 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Harold Hilton wins by 3 shots from amateur John Ball, Sandy Herd & Hugh Kirkaldy

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 11 Lucien Buysse, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1926), born in Wontergem, East Flanders, Belgium (d. 1980)
  • Sep 18 Cyril Walker, English golfer (US Open 1924), born in Manchester, England (d. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Sam Staples, English cricket medium pace bowler (3 Tests, 15 wickets; Nottinghamshire), born in Newstead Colliery, England (d. 1950)