September 1942 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Sep 7 62nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Ted Schroeder beats Frank Parker (8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2)
  • Sep 7 56th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-1, 6-4)
  • Sep 13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • Sep 27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Sep 28 NY Americans NHL team folded

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 4 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • Sep 7 Alan Oakes, British Footballer
  • Sep 16 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • Sep 16 Dennis Conner, American sailor (America's Cup skipper 1974, 1980, 1987, 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper
  • Sep 22 David J Stern, NBA commissioner (1984- )
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German FR, long jumper/relayer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Sep 28 Grant "Mudcat" Jackson, pitcher (1972 NY Yankees, Phillies)
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, cricketer (slow lefty who didn't play for India)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17 Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 15 Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies