September 1, 1971 in Sport

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in Sport

  • Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10 - 7 win v Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

Birthdays in Sport

  • Gabe Wilkins, NFL defensive end (GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Hakan Şükür, Turkish footballer
  • Moses Kiptanui, Kenyan 3K runner (world record)