On This Day

September 1917 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Sep 27 EHC soccer team forms in Hoensbroek Neth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Eddie Stanky, American baseball 2nd baseman (MLB All Star 1947, 48, 50; Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves, NY Giants) and manager (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago WS, Texas Rangers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • Sep 6 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • Sep 11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

Sep 20 Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • Sep 23 Imry Nemeth, Hungarian hammer thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Sep 25 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Eric Lundie, cricketer (WWI Test South Africa v England 1914), dies