On This Day

September 3, 1989 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles

Deaths in Sport

  • Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), dies in a car accident at 36
  • Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82
1989 in Sport