On This Day

September 9, 1969 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in Sport


Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Rod Laver beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 7-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 to claim his record second Grand Slam

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sean Rooks, American basketball center (LA Lakers), born in New York City, New York

Deaths in Sport

  • Cecil Dixon, South African cricket off-spinner (1913-14, dismissed Hobbs twice), dies at 78
1969 in Sport