September 1944 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American Frank Parker wins 1st of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats William Talbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Sep 4 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Pauline Betz Addie wins her third straight US title; beats Margaret Osborne 6-3, 8-6
  • Sep 29 Browns last in AL attendance, only 6,172 watch them sweep Yanks in DH

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Orlando Martínez, Cuban boxer (Olympic gold bantamweight 1972), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2021)
  • Sep 10 Héctor Silva, Argentine rugby union number 8 (24 caps; Los Tilos) and coach (Argentina 1985-87), born in La Plata, Argentina (d. 2021)
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Sep 11 John McSherry, American MLB baseball umpire, 1971-96 (World Series - 1977, 87; All-Star Game - 1975, 82, 91), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1996)
  • Sep 12 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
  • Sep 12 Yoshio Kikugawa, Japanese soccer defender (16 caps; Mitsubishi Motors FC) and manager (Avispa Fukuoka FC 1982-94), born in Fujieda, Japan (d. 2022)

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Sep 16 Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands

  • Sep 24 Bernd Bransch, German soccer defender (64 caps GDR; Chemie Halle FC, FC Carl Zeiss Jena), born in Halle/Saale, Germany (d. 2022)
  • Sep 25 Aleksandr Lenyov, Russian soccer midfielder / defender (10 caps Soviet Union; Torpedo Moscow), born in Novomoskovsk, Russia (d. 2021)
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket fast bowler (7 Tests, 15 wickets, BB 3/63; Windward Islands), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)
  • Sep 30 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish soccer forward (23 caps; Celtic FC), born in Viewpark, Scotland (d. 2006)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 18 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer and Army captain, killed in battle at Arnhem, Netherlands at 27
  • Sep 26 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies