September 1929 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist, born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958

Person of interestArnold Palmer

Sep 10 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

  • Sep 17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • Sep 21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Sep 25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • Sep 26 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 25 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51