On This Day

September 1, 1949 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in Sport

  • Finnish long distance runner Viljo Heino runs 10,000m world record 29:27.2 in Kouvola, Finland

Deaths in Sport

  • Bobby Walthour Sr., American cyclist (motor-pacing World Championships gold 1904-05; Madison Square Garden 6-Day Race 1901, 03), dies at 71