On This Day

September 1980 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario with Fox unable to continue because of illness

Sports History

Sep 2 Australian cricket batsman Kim Hughes becomes 3rd player to bat on all 5 days of a Test match as the rain affected Centenary Test peters out to a draw at Lord's; BBC's John Arlott calls his final match

  • Sep 6 French runner Chantal Langlacé sets women's 100k world record (7h 27m 22s) in Amiens, France
  • Sep 6 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)

US Open Women's Tennis

Sep 6 US Open Women's Tennis: In the centenary women's singles final, Chris Evert-Lloyd wins her 5th US title; beats Hana Mandlíková 5-7, 6-1, 6-1

  • Sep 7 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Men's Tennis: In centenary men's singles final John McEnroe retains title; beats Björn Borg 7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4

Sports History

Sep 8 Bowie Kuhn suspends Ferguson Jenkins indefinitely due to drug arrest

  • Sep 14 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 20 Bronze plaque dedicated to memory of catcher Thurman Munson unveiled at Yankee Stadium: Munson died in plane crash in 1979

Sports History

Sep 20 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good

  • Sep 20 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • Sep 21 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • Sep 21 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • Sep 24 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season

Sports History

Sep 25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith and Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres

  • Sep 27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • Sep 28 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning the Canadian Grand Prix at Île Notre-Dame Circuit
  • Sep 30 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Baseball Record

Sep 30 Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A's 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb's mark of 96 set in 1915

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian soccer goalkeeper (38 caps; FC Ironi Ashdod), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Sep 2 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 3 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer, born in Pergamino, Argentina
  • Sep 3 Jennie Finch, American softball player (Olympic Gold 2004, Silver 2008), born in La Mirada, California
  • Sep 4 Pat Neshek, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 5 Franco Costanzo, Argentinian football goalkeeper, born in Río Cuarto, Argentina
  • Sep 6 Samuel Peter, Nigerian-American heavyweight boxer, born in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria
  • Sep 6 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer (Nigerian national team captain), born in Kono, Rivers State, Nigeria
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine soccer defender (42 caps; Independiente, Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian soccer midfielder (151 caps; Pas, Osasuna), born in Rey, Iran
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player, coach (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist (Olympic gold, road race 2004), born in Gunnedah, New South Wales
  • Sep 8 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer, born in Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Sep 9 Todd Coffey, American baseball player, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • Sep 10 Timothy Goebel, American figure skater (first to land quadruple salchow jump; Olympic bronze 2002; World C'ship silver 2002, 03), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Antônio Pizzonia, Brazilian race car driver, born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
  • Sep 11 Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 12 Fernando César de Souza, Brazilian footballer, born in Jardinopolis, Brazil
  • Sep 12 Sean Burroughs, American baseball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 12 Josef Vašíček, Czech ice hockey player, born in Havlíčkův Brod, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 12 Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player, born in Shanghai
  • Sep 13 Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Sep 13 Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player, born in Aomori, Japan
  • Sep 15 David Diehl, American football player (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 15 Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player and manager (Golden State Warriors), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 16 Patrik Štefan, Czech ice hockey player, born in Příbram, Czechoslovakia
  • Sep 17 Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
  • Sep 17 Danny Haren, American baseball player
  • Sep 18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Sep 18 Chris Tarrant, Australian Rules football player, born in Mildura, Australia
  • Sep 20 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • Sep 21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Sep 21 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • Sep 24 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer, born in Lahti, Findland
  • Sep 24 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer, born in Molde, Norway
  • Sep 24 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist, born in Arezzo, Italy
  • Sep 24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver (Supercars), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Sep 26 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver, born in Wolfsberg, Austria
  • Sep 26 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
  • Sep 29 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer, born in London, England

Martina Hingis

Sep 30 Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player (5 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Košice, Slovakia

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 8 Bruce Dooland, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests; Nottinghamshire; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1955), dies at 56