September 1973 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 1 George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Sep 2 Billy Martin fired as manager of the Detroit Tigers
  • Sep 2 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 5 1st one-day Cricket international for WI (v Eng) - lose by 1 wicket
  • Sep 7 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • Sep 8 Billy Martin named manager of the Texas Rangers

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 Hank Aaron sets record of most HRs in 1 league (709)

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Sep 8 93rd Women's U.S. Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (7-6, 5-7, 6-2)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 9 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 9 93rd Men's U.S. Open: John Newcombe beats Jan Kodes (6-4, 1-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Muhammad Ali defeats Ken Norton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 10 NY Jets trade pro footballs leading receiver Don Maynard to St Louis
  • Sep 13 ABC announces it obtained TV rights for 1976 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 16 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 Willie Mays announces retirement at end of 1973 season

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Sep 21 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

AgreementContract of Interest

Sep 21 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • Sep 22 20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland
  • Sep 22 Balt Oriole Al Bumbry hits 3 triples vs Milwaukee Brewers
  • Sep 23 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
  • Sep 24 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • Sep 25 Mets beat Expos 2-1 on Willie Mays Night at Shea Stadium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 26 Wilt Chamberlain signs with ABA San Diego Conquistadors

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 27 Nolan Ryan strikes out 16 in 11 innings, for record 383 of season

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 29 Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
  • Sep 29 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
  • Sep 30 3rd NYC Women's Marathon won by Nina Kuscsik in 2:57:07
  • Sep 30 4th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:21:54
  • Sep 30 Mel Gray begins NFL streak of 121 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 30 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Cameron Park Golf Open

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Gillian Boxx, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Fontana, California
  • Sep 1 Trent Bray, New Zealand 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 1 Zach Thomas, American football player
  • Sep 2 Matthew Dunn, Leeton NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 2 Jason Blake, American hockey player
  • Sep 3 Brian Thure, NFL tackle (Washington Redskins)
  • Sep 3 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • Sep 3 Joanette Kruger, tennis star, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Sep 4 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 5 Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympics-bronze-96), born in Gold Coast, Australia
  • Sep 6 Greg Rusedski, tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 6 Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
  • Sep 7 Sam Couch, American kayaker (alt-Olympics-96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Sep 8 Bob Wolcott, Huntington Beach Ca, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Sep 8 Khamis Al-Owairan, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • Sep 9 Mike Schlegel, NFL defensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Sep 9 Peter Scott, Newcastle Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)
  • Sep 9 Todd McMillon, CFL cornerback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Sep 9 Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
  • Sep 10 Ghada Shouaa, Syria, heptatlete (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 10 Ferdinand Coly, Senegalese footballer
  • Sep 11 Fred Thomas, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Sep 12 Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • Sep 12 Martin Lapointe, Canadian hockey player
  • Sep 13 Brian Evans, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • Sep 13 Philip Dulebohn, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr - 3rd), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 13 Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer
  • Sep 13 Marcelinho Paulista, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 13 Christine Arron, French runner
  • Sep 14 Terrell Fletcher, NFL running back (San Diego Chargers)
  • Sep 14 Linvoy Primus, English footballer
  • Sep 16 Clint Peay, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • Sep 16 Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
  • Sep 16 George Corrie, English Footballer
  • Sep 17 David Reid, light middleweight boxer (Olympics-gold-96), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 17 Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer
  • Sep 18 Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 19 Nick Colgan, Irish footballer
  • Sep 19 Cristiano da Matta, Brazilian racing car driver
  • Sep 20 Ronald McKinnon, National Football League linebacker
  • Sep 21 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 21 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 23 Grant McDonald, Australian baseball outfielder (Olympics-1996)
  • Sep 24 Rodrick Rhodes, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Sep 24 Eddie George, American football player
  • Sep 25 Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Sep 26 David Richie, American NFL defensive tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Orange, California
  • Sep 26 Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper
  • Sep 27 Larry McSeed, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 27 Tina Nicholson, WNBA guard (Cleveland Rockers)
  • Sep 28 Brian Rafalski, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 Jack Fournier, American baseball player (b. 1889)