September 1955 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 5 Dodger Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season
  • Sep 8 Earliest clinching of an NL pennant (Brooklyn Dodgers)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 75th U.S. Men's National Championship: Tony Trabert beats Ken Rosewall (9-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Sep 11 69th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Patricia Ward Hales (6-4, 6-2)
  • Sep 11 Juan Manuel Fango in a Mercedes wins season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza to take his third FIA World Championship of Drivers title by 17 points from Englishman Stirling Moss
  • Sep 16 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Willie Mays hits record tying 9th HR at Ebbets Field (ties Joe Adcock)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 19 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 21 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • Sep 23 Yanks clinch pennant by beating Red Sox, 3-2
  • Sep 25 Detroit outfielder Al Kaline, 20, is youngest batting champ
  • Sep 28 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 5 Bruno Zarrillo, Italian-Canadian hockey forward (Team Italy 1998), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Sep 6 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Sep 10 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 16 Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
  • Sep 17 Scott William Simpson, PGA golfer (1987 US Open), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 22 Jerry Anderson, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1982, 83), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 22 Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • Sep 25 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • Sep 25 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • Sep 29 Vicki Fergon, American golfer (3 LPGA titles), born in Palo Alto, California