September 1985 in Sport

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 2 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Sep 3 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 3 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • Sep 4 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • Sep 4 NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 8 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Portland Ping Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 105th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Sep 11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • Sep 11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • Sep 15 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • Sep 20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Sep 22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Sep 22 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 24 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 29 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 3 Scott Carson, English footballer
  • Sep 3 Kelvin Wilson, English footballer
  • Sep 5 Ryan Guy, American soccer player, born in Carlsbad, California
  • Sep 6 Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer
  • Sep 6 Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver
  • Sep 7 Rafinha, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 9 Luka Modrić, Croatian footballer
  • Sep 9 J.R. Smith, American basketball player
  • Sep 11 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player
  • Sep 11 Zack Stortini, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 12 Jack Wilkinson, English footballer
  • Sep 14 Delmon Young, American baseball player
  • Sep 17 Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player
  • Sep 17 Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic
  • Sep 17 Tomáš Berdych, Czech tennis player
  • Sep 17 Mason Raymond, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 22 Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 23 Brian Brohm, American football player
  • Sep 23 Lukáš Kašpar, Czech ice hockey player
  • Sep 23 Hossein Ka'abi, Iranian footballer
  • Sep 23 Joba Chamberlain, American baseball player
  • Sep 29 Calvin Johnson, American football player

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Stefan Bellof, German race car driver (b. 1957)
  • Sep 1 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • Sep 2 Abe Lenstra, Dutch soccer star, dies at 64