On This Day

September 13, 1970 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

  • New York City Marathon: inaugural event won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Ken Rosewall wins second US title; beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 6-3; first major in which tiebreak used to decide sets at 6-6

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

Birthdays in Sport

  • Marc Latupeirissa, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • Martín Herrera, Argentine footballer, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
1970 in Sport