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September 8, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • US amateur Men's Tennis: Stan Smith beats Bob Lutz (97 63 61)

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Australian Margaret Court wins her third US singles title & 16th Grand Slam singles event; beats Nancy Richey 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, born in Mancot, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2011)
  • Lars Bohinen, Norwegian footballer (Nottingham Forest), born in Vadsø, Norway
  • Oswaldo Ibarra, Ecuadorian footballer, born in Ambuquí, Ecuador
1969 in Sport