September 1975 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 NY Met Tom Seaver is 1st to strike out 200 in 8 consecutive seasons

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 awardTennis Open

Sep 6 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 7 Carol Mann wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 7 Cincinnati Reds, win earliest NL division title
  • Sep 7 Last day of 1st-class cricket for Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 95th Men's U.S. Open: Manuel Orantes beats #1 seed Jimmy Connors (6-4, 6-3, 6-4)

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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 15 1st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 17-3 in Foxborough
  • Sep 16 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • Sep 20 21st Ryder Cup: US, 21-11 at Laurel Valley Golf Club (Ligonier, Pennsylvania, US)
  • Sep 21 Jo Ann Washam wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 Phillies & NY Mets play a doubleheader that ends at 3:15 AM
  • Sep 28 5th NYC Women's Marathon won by Kim Merritt in 2:46:14
  • Sep 28 6th NYC Marathon won by Tom Fleming in 2:19:27
  • Sep 28 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hits California Angels 5-0

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player
  • Sep 3 Christobal Huet, hockey goalie (Team France 1998)
  • Sep 4 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 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 player
  • Sep 7 Harold Wallace, Costa Rican footballer
  • Sep 8 Elena Likhovtseva, Alma-Ata Kazakhstan, tennis star
  • Sep 8 John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Sep 8 Lee Eul-Yong, South Korean footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, former Argentine footballer
  • Sep 13 Sean McClain, fencer-foil (Olympics-96), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Sep 13 Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 15 Tom Dolan, American 400m freestyle/200m/400m medley swimmer (Oly-gold-96)
  • Sep 15 Tsutsumi Otomo, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Sep 16 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Sep 17 Jimmie Johnson, American race car driver (83 race wins), born in El Cajon, California
  • Sep 18 Kanstantsin Lukashyk, Belarusian pistol shooter
  • Sep 20 Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombian race car driver
  • Sep 21 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • Sep 22 Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 23 Vitaliy Yeremeyev, hockey goalie (Team Kazkhstan 1998)
  • Sep 25 Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
  • 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 (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Sep 29 Albert Celades, Spanish football player
  • Sep 30 Carlos Guillén, Venezuelan baseball player

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 29 Casey Stengel, NY Yankee manager (1949-60), dies in Glendale at 85