September 1968 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: England's Virginia Wade wins first Open era US title; beats Billie Jean King 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

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Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Arthur Ashe wins first Open era US title; beats Dutchman Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 14 Jimmy Ellis beats Floyd Patterson in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Sep 14 Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season
  • Sep 17 Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0
  • Sep 18 Ray Washburn (Cards) no-hits SF Giants 2-0

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Sep 19 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

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Sep 24 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • Sep 27 Cardinals' super pitcher Bob Gibson's 13th shutout of year

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Sep 29 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski
MLB Outfielder
Carl Yastrzemski
  • Sep 29 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
  • Sep 30 AL & NL umpires form a new Association of Major League Umpires

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Michelle Buckingham, Canadian 61 kg judoka (Olymp-20-92, 96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 2 Ricardo de Jongh, soccer player (Dordrecht '90)
  • Sep 3 David Pichler, Butler Pa, diver (Olympic 6th 1996)
  • Sep 3 Dawn Allinger, Salt Lake City UT, team handball back court (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 3 Matt Hamon, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in San Francisco, California
  • Sep 3 Robert Bailey, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 4 Carlette Guidry-White, 100m/long jumper
  • Sep 4 Mike Piazza, catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 4 Rick McNair, water polo 2m defender (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • Sep 5 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Sep 6 Pat Meares, American baseball infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Salina, Kansas
  • Sep 7 Erik Williams, American NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Jonathan A Drummond Jr, 4X400m runner (Olympic silver 1996), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 9 Thomas P Auth, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Sep 9 Jon Drummond, American former sprinter
  • Sep 9 Clive Mendonca, English Footballer
  • Sep 10 Yvo Joordens, soccer player (MVV)
  • Sep 11 Konstantin Shafranov, Kazakhstani hockey forward (Team Kazkhstan 1998), born in Oskemen, Kazakhstan
  • Sep 13 Bernie Williams, Puerto Rican baseball outfielder (NY Yankees), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 13 Brad Johnson, American NFL quarterback (Minnesota Vikings), born in Marietta, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Chris Morris, Canadian CFL tackle (Edmonton Eskimos), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • Sep 13 Denny Neagle, American MLB pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gambrills, Maryland
  • Sep 14 Ginger Helgeson-Nielson, American tennis star, born in St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Sep 14 Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Sep 15 Michael Puschacher, hockey goalie (Team Austria 1998)
  • Sep 15 Rich Robertson, Nacogdoches TX, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
  • Sep 16 Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 16 Tara Cross-Battle, volleyball hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Sep 17 Stacey Dillard, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Sep 17 Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Olympic silver 1998)
  • Sep 18 Toni Kukoc, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • Sep 20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Eric Turner, NFL safety (Cleveland Browns)
  • Sep 22 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Sep 22 Lisa Alexander, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Sep 25 Reggie Jefferson, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 26 Scott Schorer, Burke, Va, rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 27 Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics 1988, 92, 96)
  • Sep 27 Rob Moore, NFL wide receiver (NY Jets, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Sep 27 Scott Conover, NFL tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 28 Jerry Evans, NFL tight end (Denver Broncos)
  • Sep 28 Jock Climie, CFL slot back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 29 Mika H√§kkinen, Finnish auto racer (World F1 Champion 1998, 99), born in Vantaa, Finland

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Tommy Armour, Scottish-American professional golfer, dies at 71