September 1950 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 3 1st Formula One WDC: Giuseppe "Nino" Farina wins by three points
  • Sep 4 Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • Sep 5 70th U.S. Men's National Championship: Art Larsen beats Herb Flam (6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Sep 5 64th U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-3, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Sep 15 For a record 6th time, NY Yankee Johnny Mize hits 3 HRs in one game
  • Sep 16 Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)
  • Sep 17 San Francisco 49ers (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, lose 21-17
  • Sep 23 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sunset Hills Golf Open
  • Sep 26 Phils pitcher Jim Konstanty makes record 71st appearance of year

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 27 Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Sep 27 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
  • Sep 30 12th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 35-21 in College Park

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Phillip Fulmer, American football coach
  • Sep 4 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • Sep 4 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • Sep 7 Adriano Panatta, tennis star (French 1976, Italian 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 12 Gustav Brunner, Austrian engineer
  • Sep 14 Masami Kuwashima, Japanese race car driver

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 18 Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 24 Mohinder Amarnath, cricketer (son of Lala Indian batsman of 70's/80's)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 6 Arthur Hill, cricketer (3 Tests), dies
  • Sep 11 S M H Colah, cricketer (69 runs in India's 1st 2 tests 1932-33), dies
  • Sep 23 Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)