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)

Sport awardUS 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

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

Sport awardUS 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

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager Frank Robinson
MLB Hall of Fame Outfielder and Manager
Frank Robinson
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Pitcher and Manager Tommy Lasorda
Baseball Pitcher and Manager
Tommy Lasorda

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 '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

Person of interestRonaldo

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

Football Star Ronaldo
Football Star
Ronaldo
  • 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
  • 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)