September 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 British Columbia Rugby Football Union forms
  • Sep 11 21st Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (4-1), for their 7th straight championship
  • Sep 16 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • Sep 18 46th U.S. Men's National Championship: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-4, 6-0, 6-4)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 25 NHL grants franchises to Chicago Black Hawks & Detroit Red Wings

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Bill Flemming, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
  • Sep 4 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Sep 7 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer (d. 1983)
  • Sep 11 Alfred Slote, author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station)
  • Sep 11 Eddie Miksis, baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Sep 13 Emile Francis, NHL player/coach/GM (Rangers, Blues, Whalers)
  • Sep 18 Bud Greenspan, documentary maker (Olympic Games)
  • Sep 18 Bob Toski, American golfer
  • Sep 25 Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960)
  • Sep 30 Robin Roberts, pitcher (Phillies, Won 28 in 1952)