September 1989 in Sport

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 3 American tennis star Chris Evert beats 15-year-old Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in a 4th round match for her 101st and last US Open singles victory
  • Sep 5 Chris Evert's last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 8 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 US Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova 3-6, 7-5, 6-1

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 10 Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • Sep 10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
  • Sep 10 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Boris Becker of Germany wins his only US title; beats Ivan Lendl 7-6, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 10 Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
  • Sep 13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
  • Sep 14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2
  • Sep 17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • Sep 19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • Sep 22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Sep 23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • Sep 24 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • Sep 30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title

Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 2 Alexandre Pato, Brazilian footballer
  • Sep 6 Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer, born in Polygyros, Greece
  • Sep 13 Thomas Müller, German football player (Bayern Munich, German national team), born in Weilheim in Oberbayern, West Germany
  • Sep 21 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
  • Sep 23 Brandon Jennings, American basketball player
  • Sep 27 Park Tae-Hwan, South Korean swimmer
  • Sep 28 Mark Randall, English footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 2 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 4 Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 23 Tennis Ace Zina Garrison (25) weds businessman Willard Jackson (25) at the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston

Tennis Player Zina Garrison
Tennis Player
Zina Garrison

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale University and baseball commissioner, dies of heart attack at 51
  • Sep 3 Rip Sewell, American baseball player, dies at 82
  • Sep 10 Jeff Stollmeyer, Trinidad and Tobago cricketer (32 Tests for WI), murdered at 68
  • Sep 14 Eddie McLeod, New Zealand cricketer (one Test for NZ), dies at 88
  • Sep 15 Harry Cave, New Zealand cricketer (New Zealand captain 1955-56), dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
  • Sep 20 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Sep 29 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90