On This Day

September 20, 1961 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Roger Maris hits home run # 59 & barely misses # 60 in game 154 of the season. Yanks clinch pennant #26

Baseball Player Roger Maris
Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Birthdays in Sport

  • Erwin Koeman, Dutch soccer player (PSV, FC Groningen), born in Zaandam, Netherlands