September 1970 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 2 US Open first Grand Slam tournament tiebreak is used to decide a set at 6-6; first player to reach 5 points with sudden death at 4-4
  • Sep 3 After playing a NL record 1,117 consecutive MLB games, Chicago Cubs outfielder Billy Williams asks to sit out
  • Sep 7 White Sox use record 41 players in doubleheader & lose both games
  • Sep 9 Feyenoord wins soccer's Club World Cup

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia successfully defends title; beats Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 13 1st NYC Marathon won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Men's Tennis: Ken Rosewall wins 2nd US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • Sep 21 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • Sep 23 Gary Muhrcke wins 1st NY Marathon
  • Sep 27 Ken Boswell sets 2nd baseman record of 85 games without an error
  • Sep 28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Barbara Paulus, Austrian tennis star, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Sep 1 Flora Perfetti, Faenza Italy, tennis star
  • Sep 1 Jodi Lambert, Australian 100m/200m sprinter (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 3 George Lynch, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • Sep 3 Uzooma Okeke, CFL guard (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 3 Gareth Southgate, English footballer
  • Sep 4 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Sep 4 Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 4 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • Sep 5 Brad Hopkins, American NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Sep 5 Lori Harrigan, American softball pitcher (Olympic gold 1996), born in Anaheim, California
  • Sep 5 Michael Potts, American pitcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Langdale, Alabama
  • Sep 5 Willie Clay, American NFL safety (Detroit Lions), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 5 Mohammad Rafique, Bangladeshi cricketer, born in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sep 6 Igor Korolev, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Sep 6 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sep 6 Torrance Small, American NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Sep 8 Clarence Weatherspoon, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Sep 8 Tomur Barnes, NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers)
  • Sep 9 Dan Miceli, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Sep 9 Joey Hamilton, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Statesboro, Georgia
  • Sep 9 Mike Faulkerson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 10 Julie Halard, Versailles France, tennis star (1995 Prague)
  • Sep 10 Robert Green, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 11 Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 11 Dan Hackett, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympics 1996), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Sep 11 William Joppy, American professional boxer, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Sep 12 Rebecca Joyce, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 13 Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Sep 13 Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Sep 14 Francesco Casagrande, Italian cyclist
  • Sep 15 Danny Ellis, golfer (All-American-1990, 92, 93), born in Orlando, Florida
  • Sep 16 Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 16 Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • Sep 17 Al Fontenot, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • Sep 17 Ashley Ambrose, NFL cornerback (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Sep 17 Mark Brunell, NFL quarterback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 17 Wolfgang Kromp, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Sep 18 Everett Lindsay, NFL guard/center (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Sep 18 Gary Rogers, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 18 Mike Compton, NFL center/guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Sep 19 Antti Törmänen, NHL forward (Finland Olympic bronze 1998, Ottawa), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Sep 20 John Copeland, NFL defensive end (Cin Bengals)
  • Sep 21 Michael O'Shea, Canadian CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario
  • Sep 22 Eric L Blount, CFL running back (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Sep 22 Greg Huntington, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Sep 22 Mike Matheny, catcher (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 22 Prince Wimbley, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Sep 22 Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • Sep 23 Brian Wells, Americanpairs skater (& Lyons-1995 Midwest champ), born in Carmel, California
  • Sep 23 Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer
  • Sep 24 Jeanette Kollasch, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 24 Kristin Talbot, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Schuylerville New York
  • Sep 24 Mario Cristobal, WLAF guard (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Sep 24 Paul Spoljaric, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • Sep 24 Winfred Tubbs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)
  • Sep 25 Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Sep 25 Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Sep 25 Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)
  • Sep 25 Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Sep 26 Paul Laus, Beamsville, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers)
  • Sep 26 Trevor Ruffin, NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • Sep 27 Dwayne Davis, WLAF safety (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Sep 28 Kimiko Date, tennis star (1996 Japan Open), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Sep 28 Gualter Salles, Brazilian racing driver
  • Sep 29 Chris Mims, NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 29 Danny de Supervise, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Sep 29 Derrick Oden, NFL linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Sep 29 Joseph Hudson, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Sep 29 Nicolas Pereira, Salto Uruguay, tennis pro
  • Sep 29 Tina Fischer, German golfer (European Amat champ 1994), born in Bad Nauheim, Germany
  • Sep 30 Eric Piatkowski, NBA guard/forward (LA Clippers)

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestVince Lombardi

Sep 3 Vince Lombardi, American football coach (Green Bay Packers), dies at 57

NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
NFL Coach
Vince Lombardi
  • Sep 5 Jochen Rindt, Austrian auto racer (posthumous World F1 title 1970), dies of throat injuries in practice accident at 28
  • Sep 6 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies

Person of interestCy Denneny

Sep 10 Cy Denneny, Canadian ice hockey hall of famer (Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins) dies at 78

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny
  • Sep 19 Greville Stevens, cricketer (10 Tests for England 1922-29), dies