On This Day

September 1933 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry robs Australian Jack Crawford of his Grand Slam chance; wins final 6-3, 11-13, 4-6, 6-0, 6-1
  • Sep 11 Antwerps Sportpaleis, the largest indoor arena in Europe opens; renovated 2010-13
  • Sep 19 NY Giants clinch the pennant
  • Sep 20 Pittsburgh Steelers (as Pirates) play 1st NFL game, lose 23-2
  • Sep 23 MLB New York Yankees commit 5 errors (3 by shortstop Frankie Crosetti), but beat Red Sox 16-12 at Fenway Park, Boston

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Basil Butcher, West Indies cricket batsman (44 Tests; 3,104 runs @ 43.11), born in Port Mourant, British Guyana (d. 2019)
  • Sep 12 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman

Scotty Bowman

Sep 18 Scotty Bowman, NHL player and coach (Montreal Canadians/Detroit Red Wings), born in Montreal, Quebec

  • Sep 20 Dennis Viollet, English former soccer player (Manchester United), born in Fallowfield, Manchester, England (d. 1999)
  • Sep 20 Máté Fenyvesi, Hungarian soccer forward (76 caps; Ferencváros 343 games) and politician (MP 1998-2006), born in Jánoshalma, Hungary (d. 2022)
  • Sep 25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Sport

Lou Gehrig

Sep 29 NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 16 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55