September 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 5 71st U.S. Men's National Championship: Frank Sedgman beats Vic Seixas (6-4, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • Sep 5 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (6-3, 1-6, 6-4)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 9 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 13 St Louis Cards beat NY Giants 6-4 (rescheduled from 9/12) then at night lose to Boston Braves 2-0

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 16 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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 R McCumber, PGA golfer (1979 Doral-Eastern), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Mark McCumber, America professional golfer, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 8 Timothy Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player/coach (Pete Sampras)
  • Sep 8 Tom Gullikson, Wisc, tennis player (US mixed Doubles 1984)
  • Sep 11 Miroslav Dvořák, Czechoslovak ice hockey player (d. 2008)
  • 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 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 Bob McAdoo, NBA player and coach (Los Angeles Lakers, NY Giants), 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)