September 1976 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert retains her title; routs Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-3, 6-0

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 13 2nd Enterprise, approach & lands Test Cricket (ALT) flight (5m28s)
  • Sep 26 Phillies clinch their 1st NL East Division title

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, 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, 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, 4k pursuit cyclist (Olympics 1996), 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 cricketer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Sep 13 José Théodore, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canada
  • 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 Ronaldo [Luís Nazário de Lima], Brazilian retired soccer player, popularly described as "O Fenômeno" (The Phenomenon), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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 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)