September 1948 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Sep 6 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)
  • Sep 9 Brooklyn Dodger Rex Barney no-hits NY Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 10 Bradman scores 153 in his last 1st-class cricket innings in England
  • Sep 19 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • Sep 19 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)
  • Sep 20 Mexican Baseball league disbanded
  • Sep 23 Braves clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 26 Boston Braves win 1st NL championship since 1914

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Terry Bradshaw, NFL QB (Pittsburgh Steelers)/announcer (CBS, FOX)
  • Sep 3 Ronald W Harris, lightweight boxer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Sep 8 Great Kabuki, [Akihisa Yone Yoshi Mera], wrestler (NWA/NJPW/WAR/SWS)
  • Sep 8 Kathy Hite-James, LPGA golfer
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 10 Bob Lanier, American basketball player
  • Sep 10 Charlie Waters, American football player
  • Sep 12 Max Walker, Australian cricket player
  • Sep 15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 16 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 18 Ken Brett, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Sep 19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 21 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • Sep 28 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • Sep 29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • Sep 30 Craig Kusick, former Major League Baseball Player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 11 Albert Powell, cricketer (one Test South Africa v England 1898-99), dies