On This Day

September 1907 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 13 Canadian Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) forms with merge of Hamilton Tigers, Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) and Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal FC (QRFU)
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox no-hits Brooklyn Superbas, 2-1 at Exposition Park, Pittsburgh

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 11 Oscar Da Costa, West Indian cricket all-rounder (5 Tests), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1936)
  • Sep 22 Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • Sep 26 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, Dutch boxing champ (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Sep 28 Glen "Turk" Edwards, NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 28 Heikki Savolainen, Finnish pommel horse gymnast (Olympic medalist, 1928-52, including gold, 1948), and medical doctor, born in Joensuu, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Sep 29 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again"; "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), born near Tioga, Texas (d. 1998)