September 1986 in Sport

Events in Sport

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 1 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Sep 1 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Sep 3 Astros & Cubs use a record 53 players in an 18 inning game
  • Sep 6 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Sep 7 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
  • Sep 7 Cleveland Browns becomes 1st team in NFL history to have a play reviewed by instant replay, Chicago 41, Browns 31

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 7 Dan Marino throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest QB in NFL history to do so

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 106th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (6-4, 6-2, 6-0)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 106th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Helena Sukova (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Sep 14 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 14 Saskatchewan & Hamilton play 1st CFL regular-season overtime game
  • Sep 18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
  • Sep 19 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • Sep 21 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)
  • Sep 21 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • Sep 21 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Sep 21 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
  • Sep 22 India v Australia Test Cricket at Madras finishes in a tie
  • Sep 25 Houston Astro Mike Scott no-hits SF Giants, 2-0
  • Sep 28 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
  • Sep 28 Tight end Brian Foster of RI catches NCAA record 18 passes for 327 yds
  • Sep 28 Cleveland Browns' Gerald McNeil sets the team record for the longest punt return with an 84-yard run (and TD), Browns 24, Detroit 21

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Sep 29 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • Sep 29 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Gaël Monfils, French tennis player
  • Sep 1 Anthony Allen, English rugby union player

Person of interestShaun White

Sep 3 Shaun White, American snowboarder (Olympic gold: 2006, 2010, 2018), born in San Diego, California

Snowboarder Shaun White
Shaun White
  • Sep 4 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer
  • Sep 8 João Moutinho, Sporting Lisbon midfielder
  • Sep 8 Matt Grothe, American football player
  • Sep 9 Justice Chibhabha, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Sep 9 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player
  • Sep 9 Michael Bowden, American baseball player
  • Sep 11 Chiliboy Ralepelle, South African rugby player
  • Sep 11 Dwayne Jarrett, American football player
  • Sep 13 Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 13 Sean Williams, American basketball player
  • Sep 14 Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer
  • Sep 17 Landry Mulemo, Belgian footballer
  • Sep 17 Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter
  • Sep 19 Gerald Ciolek, German cyclist
  • Sep 19 Ken Gushi, Japanese racing driver
  • Sep 23 Martin Cranie, English footballer
  • Sep 27 Ricardo Risatti, Argentine racing driver
  • Sep 28 Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
  • Sep 29 Benoît Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Sep 29 Mark Fraser, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths in Sport

Person of interestHank Greenberg

Sep 4 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", American MLB player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg