September 1945 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves
  • Sep 3 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Frank Parker successfully defends title; beats William Talbert 14-12, 6-1, 6-2
  • Sep 3 US Women's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills: Sarah Palfrey Cooke wins 2nd US title; beats Pauline Betz Addie 3-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • Sep 4 American chess grandmaster Reuben Fine wins 4 simultaneous rapid (10 seconds per move) games blindfolded in New York City
  • Sep 6 A's catcher Greek George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • Sep 29 Chicago Cubs clinch NL pennant with record of 98–56

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Hank Greenberg's final day HR wins pennant for Tigers

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 8 Rogie Vachon, Quebec, NHL goalie (Canadiens, Kings, Vezina-1968)
  • Sep 11 Franz Beckenbauer, German footballer (Bayern Munich), born in Munich
  • Sep 14 Martin Tyler, British sports broadcaster, born in Chester, England

Person of interestPhil Jackson

Sep 17 Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana

NBA Coach Phil Jackson
NBA Coach
Phil Jackson
  • Sep 19 Jane Blalock, American golfer (27 LPGA Tour wins), born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Sep 21 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • Sep 24 Catherine Burns, American actress (Last Summer, One Life to Live, Catcher), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • Sep 29 Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Olympic gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)