On This Day

September 19, 1948 in Sport

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne duPont wins 1st of 3 straight US singles crowns; beats Louise Brough Clapp 4-6, 6-4, 15-13

Birthdays in Sport

  • Nadezhda Tkachenko, Ukrainian pentathlete (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kremenchuk, Ukraine