On This Day

September 1943 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 6 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in American League history at 16years, 8 months
  • Sep 6 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Joe Hunt beats fellow American Jack Kramer 6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0 for his lone major title
  • Sep 6 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Pauline Betz successfully defends title; beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
  • Sep 8 NY Giants' pitcher Ace Adams sets record by working in his 62nd game

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Glenn Sather, NHL coach (Edmonton Oiler)
  • Sep 3 Dave Eichelberger, American golfer (US Senior Open 1999), born in Waco, Texas
  • Sep 4 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Latina, Italy
  • Sep 19 Christl Haas, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Kitzb├╝hel, Austria (d. 2001)
  • Sep 19 Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
  • Sep 20 Tommy Nobis, American football linebacker (Atlanta Falcons), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2017)

Person of interestMarty Schottenheimer

Sep 23 Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania

  • Sep 26 Ian Chappell, Australian cricket batsman, captain, broadcaster (75 Tests; 5,345 @ 42.42), born in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Sep 26 Tim Schenken, Australian racing driver, born in Gordon, Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 28 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher, Austrian downhill skier (Olympic bronze 1960)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 17 Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 27 Willoughby Hamilton, Irish tennis, soccer player (Wimbledon 1890; Ireland 1 cap), dies at 78
  • Sep 28 Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies