On This Day

September 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 5 US National Men's Tennis Championship: Australian Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas of the United States 6-4, 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 5 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maureen Connolly wins her 1st of 9 Grand Slam singles titles; beats fellow American Shirley Fry 6-3, 1-6, 6-4
  • Sep 13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Sep 16 US Open Women's Golf, Druid Hills GC: Betsy Rawls wins first of her 8 major titles, 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Louise Suggs

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 16 US National League umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dodgers bench, ejecting 15 players
  • Sep 28 Norm Van Brocklin of Rams passes for NFL record 554 yards

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 David Bairstow, England cricketer (d. 1998)
  • Sep 5 Paul Breitner, German footballer, born in Kolbermoor, Germany
  • Sep 7 Mark McCumber, American golfer (10 PGA Tour titles; Tour C'ship 1994), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Tim Gullikson, American, tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Tom Gullikson, American tennis player (US Open mixed doubles 1984), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Sep 15 Johan Neeskens, Dutch footballer
  • Sep 18 Marc Surer, Swiss motor racing driver

Person of interestGuy Lafleur

Sep 20 Guy Lafleur, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal, NY Rangers), born in Thurso, Quebec

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 21 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Sep 21 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 24 Terry Metcalf, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 25 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves), and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Sep 28 Dave Rajsich, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 29 David Murray, cricketer (WI wicket-keeper)
  • Sep 29 Maureen Caird, Australian hurdler
  • Sep 30 Catie Ball, American 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic-4X4 gold-1968)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 3 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • Sep 29 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)