On This Day

September 20, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in Sport


Sport awardDavis Cup

58th Davis Cup: American pair Bob Lutz & Stan Smith clinch final 8-6, 6-1, 11-9 over Ilie Năstase & Ion Țiriac of Romania in Cleveland, OH; ends 5-0

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Pitts Pirate Bob Moose no-hits NY Mets, 4-0

Sport awardRyder Cup

Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: US, Great Britain tie, 16-16; great sporting gesture, America's Jack Nicklaus concedes missable 3-foot putt to Tony Jacklin at the 18th hole for the draw


Birthdays in Sport

  • Richard Witschge, Dutch footballer, born in Amsterdam
  • Tommy Jeter, American NFL defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Nacogdoches, Texas
1969 in Sport