September 1951 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis 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 65th U.S. Women's National Championship: Maureen Connolly beats Shirley Fry Irvin (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 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, American 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 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)