On This Day

September 1976 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 11 Minnie Minoso bats for White Sox after a 12-year hiatus (hitless)

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert retains her title; dominates Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 6-0

  • Sep 12 Seattle Seahawks play 1st regular-season game (St L 30, Sea 24)

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 12 US Open Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jimmy Connors wins his second US title; beats Björn Borg of Sweden 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4

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

Sports History

Sep 18 Cleveland Indians player-manager Frank Robinson plays last game as a player

  • Sep 26 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title
  • Sep 29 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0

Sports History

Sep 29 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Los Angeles Dodgers manager


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Sebastián Rozental, Chilean soccer forward (27 caps; Universidad Católica, Rangers, Grasshopper Club Zürich, Unión Española), born in Santiago, Chile
  • Sep 1 Marcos Ambrose, Australian auto racer (Australian V8 Supercar Series' C'ship 2003, 04; first Australian driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series [2 wins, 46 top-10s, 3 poles), born in Launceston, Australia
  • Sep 1 Érik Morales, Mexican boxer (WBC super bantamweight title 1997-2000, WBC featherweight 2001-03, unified WBC/IBF super featherweight 2004, WBC super lightweight 2011-12), born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Sep 1 Clare Connor, England cricket all-rounder (16 Tests; hat-trick v India 1999) and administrator (Managing Director Women's Cricket for England and Wales Cricket Board), born in Brighton, England
  • Sep 3 Jevon Kearse 'The Freak', American football player, born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Sep 4 Helen Denman, Australian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Perth, Australia
  • Sep 5 Tatiana Gutsu, Ukrainian gymnast (1992 Olympic Champion), born in Odessa, Soviet Union
  • Sep 6 Danny Blankers, Dutch soccer player (PSV/Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Sep 6 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics 1996), born in Nara, Japan
  • Sep 8 Sjeng Schalken, Dutch tennis player, born in Weert, Netherlands
  • Sep 8 Gerald Drummond, Costa Rican footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Sep 8 Jervis Drummond, Costa Rican footballer, born in Limón, Costa Rica
  • Sep 9 Mattias Ohlund, Swedish ice hockey player (Vancouver Canucks, Team Sweden 1998), born in Piteå, Sweden
  • Sep 9 Aki Riihilahti, Finnish footballer, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Sep 10 Greg Henderson, New Zealand track cyclist (World C'ship gold scratch race 2004), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Sep 11 Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler, born in Athens, Greece
  • Sep 11 Tomáš Enge, Czech racing driver, born in Liberec, Czech Republic
  • Sep 12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer, born in Poznań, Poland
  • Sep 13 Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer, born in Athen, Greece
  • Sep 13 Craig McMillan, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, coach and broadcaster (55 Tests; 197 ODIs), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • Sep 13 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
  • Sep 14 Agustín Calleri, Argentine tennis player, born in Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina
  • Sep 15 Matt Thornton, American baseball pitcher (all-time AL leader in holds; MLB All-Star 2010; CWS), born in Three Rivers, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Jonathan Nichols, dance skater (with partner Tami Tyler), born in Wilmington, Delaware

Ronaldo

Sep 18 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Sep 21 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • Sep 21 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • Sep 24 Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player and politician, born in Luanda, Angola
  • Sep 25 Chauncey Billups, American NBA guard, played for 17 seasons for 7 teams (5x All-Star; Finals MVP, 2004 - Detroit), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 26 Michael Ballack, German footballer, born in Görlitz, Germany
  • Sep 27 Francesco Totti, Italian footballer
  • Sep 27 Jason Phillips, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian football player and coach (Ukrainian national team), born in Dvirkivshchyna, Ukrainian SSR
  • Sep 29 Darren Byfield, English football player, born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • Sep 29 Oscar Sevilla, Spanish cyclist, born in Ossa de Montiel, Spain

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)