On This Day

September 1936 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Belgian boxer Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek of Austria in a 15 round points decision to win the EBU and vacant IBU world light heavyweight title in Vienna
  • Sep 2 NFL Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars 7, Detroit Lions 7; 76,000 at Soldier Field
  • Sep 3 For the first and only time in the history of the Walker Cup golf event, there is a shutout; the United States routs Great Britain, 9-0 at Pine Valley GC in New Jersey
  • Sep 5 Red Sox turn a triple-play on Yankees
  • Sep 9 Yankees sweep Indians, NY clinches pennant on earliest date in history
  • Sep 11 A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a game
  • Sep 12 US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his 8th and final Grand Slam event before turning pro; beats American Don Budge 2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 12 50th US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: #3 seed Alice Marble beats top seeded fellow American Helen Jacobs 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 23 Giants Carl Hubbell notches his 16th en route to 24 consecutive wins

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell
  • Sep 27 First baseman Walter Alston plays in his only major league game for the St. Louis Cardinals; manages Brooklyn/LA Dodgers for 23 years
  • Sep 28 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 5 Bill Mazeroski, American MLB 2nd baseman (won 1960 World Series for Pitts), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Sep 10 Dimitar Largov, Bulgarian soccer midfielder (20 caps; Slavia Sofia 220 games), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2020)
  • Sep 14 Stan Williams, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees, LA Dodgers), born in Enfield, New Hampshire

Person of interestAshley Cooper

Sep 15 Ashley Cooper, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ships 1957-58, Wimbledon, US C'ships 1958), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 2020)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Sep 19 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64, 68), born in Astoria, New York (d. 2007)
  • Sep 22 Maurice Evans, English soccer wing half (Reading 407 games) and manager (Shrewsbury Town, Reading, Oxford United), born in Didcot, England (d. 2000)