On This Day

September 1967 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • Sep 10 Chicago White Sox Joel Horlen no-hits Det Tigers, 6-0
  • Sep 10 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: John Newcombe of Australia defeats American Clark Graebner 6–4, 6–4, 8–6 for first of 2 US singles titles

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Sep 10 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King defeats England's Ann Haydon-Jones 11–9, 6–4 for first of 4 US singles crowns

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 16 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)
  • Sep 17 New Orleans Saints 1st NFL game, they lose to LA Rams 27-13
  • Sep 18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • Sep 22 Phillies release pitcher Dallas Green, their future manager
  • Sep 24 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
  • Sep 27 Phillies Jim Bunning ties NL record of 5, 1-0 losses in a year
  • Sep 29 American boxer Emile Griffith regains his world middleweight crown on points in a brawling re-match with Italian Nino Benvenuti at Shea Stadium, NY; second of famous trilogy of fights

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Andreas Möller, German footballer
  • Sep 3 Chris Gatling, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1997), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Sep 3 Luis Gonzalez, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1999, 2001-03, 05; Houston, Arizona), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 4 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sep 5 Rein van Duynhoven, Dutch soccer player (Helmond Sport, MVV), born in Veghel, Netherlands
  • Sep 7 Kathaleen K. Cutone, American figure skater (1994 Collegiate champ)
  • Sep 8 Brett Winslow, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 9 B. J. Armstrong, American basketball guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 11 Simon Burgess, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Franklin, Tasmania, Australia
  • Sep 12 Pat Listach, American baseball infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Sep 13 Michael Johnson, American 200m/400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-96), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 15 Dexter Carter, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
  • Sep 16 Bernie Parmalee, American NFL running back (Miami Dolphins), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 16 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 17 Derek Ware, NFL tight end (Cin Bengals)
  • Sep 17 Maurice Hurst, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
  • Sep 19 Jim Abbott, American MLB pitcher (California Angels, NY Yankees), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 19 Alexander Karelin, Russian-Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, born in Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Sep 20 Catherine Bond-Mills, Woodstock Ontario, heptathlete (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 20 Martin Harrison, American NFL defensive end (Minnesota Vikings), born in Livermore, California
  • Sep 21 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • Sep 21 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)
  • Sep 22 Elfrid Payton, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 22 Harald Hasselbach, NFL defensive end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Sep 22 Matt Howard, Fall River MA, infielder (NY Yankees)
  • Sep 22 Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
  • Sep 24 Frank Cornish, NFL center/guard (Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 24 Roland Jansen, soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 25 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Regina, Canada
  • Sep 26 Craig Janney, American NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Sep 27 Jason Dungjen, pairs skater (& Kyoko Ina), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 27 Uche Okechukwu, Nigerian international soccer player
  • Sep 28 Darion Conner, NFL linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 28 Jake Reed, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 28 Jason Dungjen, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Sep 29 Dave Silvestri, infielder (NY Yankees, Montreal Expos), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Sep 30 Yorkis Perez, Bajos de Haina Dom Rep, pitcher (Florida Marlins)

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Francis Ouimet, American golfer (US Open 1913, US Amateur 1914, 31), dies at 74