September 1926 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • 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 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Frenchman RenĂ© Lacoste wins 1st of 2 straight US titles; beats countryman 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, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • Sep 4 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • Sep 7 Erich Juskowiak, German footballer, born in Oberhausen, Germany (d. 1983)
  • Sep 11 Alfred Slote, American children's books author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 11 Eddie Miksis, American baseball player, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • Sep 13 Emile Francis, NHL player, coach and general manager (Rangers, Blues, Whalers), born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Sep 18 Bud Greenspan, American documentary maker (Olympic Games), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Sep 18 Bob Toski, American professional golfer and instructor, born in Haydenville, Massachusetts
  • Sep 19 Duke Snider, American baseball centerfielder (406 HRs), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
  • Sep 25 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
  • Sep 30 Robin Roberts, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (won 28 consecutive complete games 1952-53), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 2010)