September 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 5 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • Sep 11 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)
  • Sep 12 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open
  • Sep 12 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)
  • Sep 12 White Sox Minnie Minoso, 53, is oldest to get a hit in majors

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 96th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg(6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 96th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 13 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 19 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 28 Muhammad Ali beats Ken Norton in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Sep 29 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • Sep 29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean footballer
  • Sep 1 Marcos Ambrose, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 1 Erik Morales, Mexican boxer
  • Sep 1 Clare Connor, England Woman cricketer
  • Sep 3 Jevon Kearse, American football player
  • Sep 4 Helen Denman, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 5 Tatyana Gutsu, Ukrainian artistic gymnast, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • Sep 6 Danny Blankers, soccer player (PSV/Willem II)
  • Sep 6 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 8 Sjeng Schalken, Weert Neth, tennis star
  • Sep 8 Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • Sep 8 Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer
  • Sep 9 Mattias Ohlund, NHL goaltender (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998)
  • Sep 9 Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer
  • Sep 10 Gregory Robert Henderson, Dunedin NZ, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 11 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler
  • Sep 11 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver
  • Sep 12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
  • Sep 13 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer
  • Sep 13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricketer
  • Sep 13 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 14 Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player
  • Sep 15 Matt Thornton, American baseball player
  • Sep 17 Jonathan Nichols, dance skater (& Tami Tyler), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Sep 18 Gabriel Gervais, Canadian football player
  • Sep 20 Markus Wieland, Tegernsee GER, hockey player (Team Germany 1998)
  • Sep 21 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Sep 21 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • Sep 21 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • Sep 22 "Ronaldo" de Lima, Brazilian soccer player (Cruzeiros/PSV)
  • Sep 24 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • Sep 25 Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • Sep 26 Michael Ballack, German footballer
  • Sep 27 Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
  • Sep 27 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player
  • Sep 29 Darren Byfield, English football player
  • Sep 29 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 A E R Gilligan, cricketer (11 Tests for England 1922-25), dies
  • Sep 13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)