On This Day

September 1975 in Sports History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 1 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season

Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher Tom Seaver
Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher
Tom Seaver
  • Sep 3 England cricket batsman Bob Woolmer scores 149 on the final day to save the 4th Test v Australia at The Oval; longest first-class match ever played in England; 32 hours 17 minutes

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 3 Dodgers 1st baseman Steve Garvey begins his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak in a 13-2 loss v Cincinnati Reds

Baseball Player Steve Garvey
Baseball Player
Steve Garvey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardUS Open Women's Tennis

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US singles titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Pakistani all-time great batsman Hanif Mohammad plays final day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistan International Airlines v Hyderabad at Niaz Stadium, Hyderabad

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Darryl Sittler is named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Pittsburgh second baseman Rennie Stennett is second to hit 7-for-7 in a 9-inning MLB game as Pirates rout Chicago Cubs, 22-0 at Wrigley Field

Sport awardRyder Cup

Sep 20 Ryder Cup Golf, Laurel Valley GC: US beats Great Britain & Ireland, 21-11; Arnold Palmer non-playing American captain; Bernard Hunt GB & I skipper

  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 28 New York City Marathon: Tom Fleming claims men's title in 2:19:27; Kim Merritt wins women's event in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit California Angels, 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • Sep 4 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer, born in Filiatra, Greece
  • Sep 5 Rod Barajas, Mexican-American baseball player, born in Ontario, California
  • Sep 5 George Boateng, Dutch footballer, born in Nkawkaw, Ghana
  • Sep 5 Matt Geyer, Australian rugby league footballer, born in Blacktown, Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 6 Derrek Lee, American baseball 1st baseman (2 x MLB All Star, 3 x Gold Glove), born in Sacramento, California
  • Sep 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (3 x 500cc wins), born in Setagaya, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Sep 7 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer, born in Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Sep 8 Elena Likhovtseva, Russian tennis player, born in Alma-Ata, Soviet Union
  • Sep 8 John Thomas, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Sep 8 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer, born in Taebaek, South Korea

Person of interestDan O'Toole

Sep 10 Dan O'Toole, Canadian sports anchor (TSN, Fox Sports 1), born in Peterborough, Ontario

Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Sep 11 Juan Cobián, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sep 13 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 16 Kip Harkrider, American baseball infielder (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Carthage, Texas
  • Sep 17 Jimmie Johnson, American auto racer (7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion), born in El Cajon, California
  • Sep 18 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter (OLympic gold 1992), born in Hrodna, Belarus
  • Sep 20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian-American race car driver, born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Sep 22 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player, born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Sep 27 Ed Gray, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • Sep 27 Tajama Abraham, WNBA center (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Sep 28 Lenny Krayzelburg, American swimmer
  • Sep 29 Heather Pease, Monterey California, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1996)
  • Sep 29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • Sep 30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball shortstop (3-time MLB All Star; Seattle Mariners, Detroit Tigers), born in Maracay, Aragua

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 12 Doc Alexander, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (Syracuse; All Pro 1921, 22; Rochester Jeffersons; NFL C'ship 1925; NY Giants), dies at 78

Person of interestCasey Stengel

Sep 29 Casey Stengel, American Baseball Hall of Fame manager (Yankees (1949-60), NY Met's 1st), dies of cancer at 85

Baseball Hall of Fame Manager Casey Stengel
Baseball Hall of Fame Manager
Casey Stengel