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September 1974 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sport awardPGA Players Championship

Sep 2 PGA Tournament Players Championship, Atlanta CC: Jack Nicklaus wins inaugural event; first of his 3 TPC titles, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up J. C. Snead

  • Sep 3 SF Giants' pitcher John Montefusco in his MLB debut, homers in his first at bat and pitches 9 innings in relief to earn a 9 - 5 victory over the Dodgers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Future Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson retires; leaves NBA with 26,710 points, 9,887 assists & 7,804 rebounds in 1,040 games

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 3-6, 6-3, 7-5

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Sep 8 England's Ian Thompson wins European Championship marathon in 2:13:18.8 in Rome, Italy

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jimmy Connors wins his first of 5 US singles titles; outclasses veteran Australian Ken Rosewall 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 in last event played on grass

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ken Rosewall
  • Sep 10 Lou Brock ties (104) & then sets (105) baseball stolen base mark
  • Sep 10 Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs
  • Sep 13 Phillies set NL record, using 27 players in a game, St Louis uses 24, tying record of 51. Phils win 7-3 in 17
  • Sep 17 Courageous (US) beats Southern Cross (Aust) in 23rd America's Cup
  • Sep 24 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 California Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 29 New York City Marathon: Norbert Sander wins men's race in 2:26:30; Katherine Switzer takes out women's event in 3:07:29

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Jason Taylor, American football player
  • Sep 2 Jason Lawson, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • Sep 2 Karina Wieland, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 3 Rebecca Bailey, New Zealand cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 4 Jean Lavertue, Canadian weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sep 4 Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer, born in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sep 5 Rawl Lewis, West Indian cricketer, born in Grenada
  • Sep 6 Tim Henman, English tennis player, born in Oxford, England
  • Sep 7 Antonio McDyess, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 2001; Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons), born in Quitman, Mississippi
  • Sep 7 Mario Frick, Liechtenstein soccer striker, manager (125 caps; FC Vaduz), born in Chur, Switzerland
  • Sep 8 Braulio Luna, Mexican soccer midfielder (32 caps; San Luis), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Sep 9 Leah O'Brien, American softball player (Olympic gold 1996), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Sep 10 Ben Wallace, NBA forward (Wash Wizards), born in White Hall, Alabama
  • Sep 11 Lucian Sahetapy, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen), born in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Sep 12 Nuno Valente, Portuguese footballer, born in Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sep 13 Travis Knight, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Sep 14 Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete (Olympic gold 1,500m, 5k 2004), born in Berkane, Morocco
  • Sep 17 Bas Leferink, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • Sep 17 Jason Hewitt, Australian baseball infielder (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 17 Rasheed Wallace, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Sep 18 Sol Campbell, English footballer, born in Plaistow, London
  • Sep 18 Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player (Sacramento Monarchs), born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal
  • Sep 21 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • Sep 22 Gary Trent, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers)
  • Sep 23 Doris Glenn Easterly, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Sep 24 Kiwane Garris, American NBA guard (Denver Nuggets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 26 Gary Hall Jr., American competition swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 26 Martin Muursepp, Estonian NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Sep 27 Edward Thomas, CFL linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Sep 28 Joonas Kolkka, Finnish footballer
  • Sep 28 Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer
  • Sep 30 Jeremy Giambi, American baseball player