On This Day

September 6, 1954 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Vic Seixas beats Australian Rex Hartwig 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 for his second and final major singles title

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp 6-8, 6-1, 8-6 for the first of her 2 US singles titles
  • Yankees use a record 10 pinch hitters

Birthdays in Sport

  • Jon Erikson, American swimmer 1st to triple cross English Channel (1981) (d. 2014)