September 1987 in Sport

Events in Sport


Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 1 15 year old American tennis player Michael Chang becomes youngest man to win a match at the US Open when he beats Australian Paul McNamee in 4 sets in the opening round

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Sep 2 Houston outfielder Kevin Bass becomes 1st NL player to switch hit HRs in a game twice in one season in Astros 10-1 win v Cubs

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 5 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 6 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • Sep 7 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 9 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 9 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 13 US Open Women's Tennis: Martina Navratilova retains her title; beats Steffi Graf of Germany 7-6, 6-1

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 13 Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 14 US Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins 3rd straight US title; beats Sweden's Mats Wilander 6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Sep 16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • Sep 20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • Sep 20 San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's NFL record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception ends in 49ers 27-26 victory in Cincinnati
  • Sep 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 20 Chicago running back Walter Payton scores his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Sep 22 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • Sep 22 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • Sep 26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
  • Sep 27 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • Sep 29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 7 Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Person of interestAlexandre Bilodeau

Sep 8 Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier (Gold in 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics), born in Montreal, Quebec

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist Alexandre Bilodeau
Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist
Alexandre Bilodeau
  • Sep 9 Alexandre Song, Cameroonian footballer
  • Sep 13 Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer, born in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Sep 15 Aly Cissokho, French football (soccer) player
  • Sep 16 Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player
  • Sep 17 Paul Huntington, English footballer
  • Sep 21 Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • Sep 21 Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • Sep 21 Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • Sep 24 Matthew Connolly, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice (24) weds girlfriend Jackie Mitchell

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 5 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), dies at 79