September 1937 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 4th Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Green Bay, 6-0; 84,560 at Soldier Field
  • Sep 4 15 year old cyclist Doris Kopsky becomes 1st Amateur Bicycle League of America woman's national champion in 4:22.4 in Buffalo, NY
  • Sep 10 2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)
  • Sep 10 Cleveland (Los Angeles) Rams plays their 1st NFL game, lose 28-0
  • Sep 11 57th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm (6-1, 7-9, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 11 51st U.S. Women's National Championship: Anita Lizana beats Jadwiga Jedrzejowska (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 17 1st NFL game in Washington, D.C.; Redskins beat NY Giants 13-3
  • Sep 23 Yankees lose 9-5 but clinch pennant when Red Sox beat Detroit
  • Sep 29 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
  • Sep 30 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Al Geiberger, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1966, 1st sub-60), born in Red Bluff, California

Person of interestPeter Ueberroth

Sep 2 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • Sep 4 Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1956, 60, 64), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 5 Antonio Valentín Angelillo, Italian-Argentinian footballer who played for both Argentina and Italy, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2018)
  • Sep 9 Mikhail N Tai, Latvia, World chess champion (1960-61)
  • Sep 10 Alun Edward Islwyn Pask, rugby International
  • Sep 12 Wes Hall, Barbadian former cricketer and politician, born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, Barbados
  • Sep 12 George Chuvalo, Canadian boxer, born in Toronto, Canada
  • Sep 15 Cynthia Anzolut, LPGA golfer, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72)
  • Sep 16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Sep 17 Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Major League Baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Abner Haynes, American football player, born in Denton, Texas

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and historian (founder International Olympic Committee), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Sep 29 Ray Ewry, American track and field athlete (8 Olympic golds 1900, 04, 08), dies at 63