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 Men's National Tennis Championship, 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 including 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