On This Day

September 1944 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 4 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills: American Frank Parker wins 1st of 4 Grand Slam titles; beats William Talbert 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Sep 4 US Women's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Pauline Betz Addie wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Margaret Osborne 6-3, 8-6

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 4 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 11 Everaldo, Brazilian footballer, born in Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Sep 11 John McSheery, American baseball umpire who died while umpiring a game in 1996, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 Ard Schenk, Dutch speed skater (3 Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna, Netherlands
  • Sep 25 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 18 Anthony Stefanich, British boxer/captain, killed in Arnhem
  • Sep 26 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies