September 1980 in Sport

Events in Sport

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Sep 7 Oakland A's pitch record 78th complete game of season
  • Sep 7 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis 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

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Sep 14 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Sep 20 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 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
  • Sep 25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & 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 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 28 Australian Williams driver Alan Jones clinches his first World Formula 1 Drivers title 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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Sammy Adjei, Ghanaian footballer
  • Sep 1 Chris Riggott, English footballer
  • Sep 2 Hiroki Yoshimoto, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 3 Daniel Ruben Bilos, Argentinian footballer
  • Sep 4 Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 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 6 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer, born in Hiroshima
  • Sep 7 Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer (Zaragoza), born in Bernal, Argentina
  • Sep 7 Javad Nekounam, Iranian footballer, born in Rey, Iran
  • Sep 7 Mark Prior, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 7 Sara Carrigan, Australian cyclist, born in Gunnedah, Australia
  • Sep 8 Teruyuki Moniwa, Japanese footballer
  • Sep 9 Todd Coffey, American baseball player
  • Sep 10 Timothy Goebel, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ), 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
  • Sep 15 Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player
  • Sep 16 Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
  • Sep 17 Asashoryu Akinori, Mongolian sumo wrestler (born as Dolgorsuren Dagvador)
  • Sep 17 Danny Haren, American baseball player
  • Sep 18 Avi Strool, Israeli footballer
  • Sep 18 Chris Tarrant, Australian football player
  • Sep 20 Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist
  • Sep 21 Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • Sep 21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • Sep 21 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • Sep 24 Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • Sep 24 John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • Sep 24 Daniele Bennati, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • Sep 24 Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
  • Sep 26 Patrick Friesacher, Austrian race car driver
  • Sep 26 Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players
  • Sep 29 Patrick Agyemang, English footballer

Person of interestMartina Hingis

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

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 8 Bruce Dooland, cricketer (prolific leggie for Notts), dies