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September 1942 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Sep 7 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Ted Schroeder wins his first of 2 Grand Slam events; beats countryman Frank Parker 8-6, 7-5, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2
  • Sep 7 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz beats fellow American Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 for her first of 3 straight US singles titles
  • Sep 13 Cubs shortstop Leonard Merullo makes 4 errors in 1 inning
  • Sep 14 Yanks clinch pennant #13
  • Sep 27 NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Sep 28 NY Americans NHL team folded

Birthdays in Sport

Ray Floyd

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

  • Sep 7 Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England
  • Sep 16 Tom Wargo, American golfer (PGA Senior C'ship 1993, British Senior Open 1994), born in Marlette, Michigan
  • Sep 16 Dennis Conner, American sailor, 4 time America's Cup winning skipper (1974, 1980, 1987, 1988) and Olympic bronze medalist (1976), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 17 Des Lynam, British TV and radio sportscaster, born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
  • Sep 17 Doris Brown-Heritage, American 800m track star (Olympic gold 1968), born in Gig Harbor, Washington
  • Sep 18 Alex Stepney, English football goalkeeper (Manchester United), born in Mitcham, Surrey, England
  • Sep 22 David Stern, American basketball executive (NBA commissioner 1984-2014; longest-tenured commissioner in history of major North American sports leagues), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2020)
  • Sep 25 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
  • Sep 26 Ingrid Mickler-Becker, German long jumper and relayer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Geseke, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Sep 28 Grant Jackson, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1969; World Series 1979; Philadelphia Phillies; Baltimore Orioles; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Fostoria, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Sep 29 Rajinder Goel, Indian cricketer (record for most wickets in Ranji Trophy), born in Narwana, British India (d. 2020)
  • Sep 29 Felice Gimondi, Italian road cyclist (Tour de France 1965; Giro d'Italia 1967, 69, 76; Vuelta a España 1968), born in Sedrina, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 30 Sture Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)

Weddings in Sport

Maurice Richard

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