On This Day

September 15, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)
  • Chicago Tribune sponsors Ted Lyons Day (White Sox pitcher)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Frank Linzy, American baseball player, born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
  • Merlin Olsen, American football player (Los Angeles Rams) and actor (Father Murphy), born in Logan, Utah (d. 2010)