September 1956 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 2 Orioles trailing Red Sox 8-0 come back to win 11-10 in 9 innings
  • Sep 2 7th Formula One WDC: Juan Manuel Fangio wins by three points

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 76th U.S. Men's National Championship: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Lew Hoad
  • Sep 9 70th U.S. Women's National Championship: Shirley Fry Irvin beats Althea Gibson (6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 11 Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 11 Yanks Yogi Berra ties career record for HRs (236) by a catcher

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Sep 16 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 18 Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Sep 21 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
  • Sep 25 Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
  • Sep 29 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle & Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
  • Sep 29 Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season
  • Sep 30 Phillies Robin Roberts gives up a major league record 46th HR
  • Sep 30 White Sox Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Mario Tremblay, Canadian hockey player and coach
  • Sep 3 Hans-Georg Beyer, German DR, team handball player (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 4 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics 3 Gold-1972)
  • Sep 5 Steve Denton, tennis player (world's fastest tennis serve-138 mph), born in Kingsville, Texas
  • Sep 6 Pam Allen, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th), born in Billings, Montana
  • Sep 7 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 8 Maurice Cheeks, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers)
  • Sep 12 Charles Henry Beck, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Sep 12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver
  • Sep 14 Ray Wilkins, English former footballer and captain of the National Soccer Team, born in Hillingdon, England (d. 2018)
  • Sep 16 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 16 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 17 Thad Bosley. American major league baseball player
  • Sep 18 Peter Šťastný, Slovak ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Juan Manuel Fangio II, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 21 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • Sep 23 Paolo Rossi, Italian footballer
  • Sep 24 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • Sep 26 Steve Butler, American racing driver
  • Sep 29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 7 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, dies at 84
  • Sep 17 Mildred E "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 42
  • Sep 27 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias, American Hall of Fame athlete, dies of colon cancer at 45