On This Day

September 1991 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 1 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan

Baseball Record

Sep 4 MLB Statistical Accuracy Committee votes to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris' 1961 home run record of 61 (passing Babe Ruth's 60) & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

  • Sep 6 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • Sep 7 1st South African international competition in 25 years, gymnastics
  • Sep 7 Brigham Young University quarterback Ty Detmer passes NCAA record 11,606 yards
  • Sep 8 NFL Buffalo Bill QB Jim Kelly passes for 6 touchdowns vs Pittsburgh Steelers (52-34)

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Stefan Edberg of Sweden wins his first US title; beats American Jim Courier 6-2, 6-4, 6-0

Sports History

Sep 9 Mike Tyson indicted for rape of Desiree Washington

  • Sep 9 Only 1,695 fans watch Boston Red Sox play Cleveland
  • Sep 10 Gail Devers runs US female record 100m hurdles (12.48 secs)
  • Sep 11 NY Yankees final game at Baltimore Oriole's Memorial Stadium
  • Sep 11 Atlanta Braves Kent Mercker, Mark Wohlers & Alejandro Pena pitched 1st combined no-hitter in NL, beating San Diego Padres, 1-0

Sports History

Sep 12 Nolan Ryan's 4-3 victory over Twins is his 312th career win

Sports History

Sep 13 Joe Carter 1st baseball player with 3 consecutive 100 RBI seasons with 3 different teams (Indians, Padres, Blue Jays)

  • Sep 13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • Sep 14 San Diego State freshman running back Marshall Faulk rushes for NCAA record 386 yards and scores 7 touchdowns as the Aztecs beat Pacific, 55-34
  • Sep 15 Canadian Open Women's Golf (du Maurier Classic), Vancouver GC: Nancy Scranton wins by 3 shots from Debbie Massey
  • Sep 15 US women's gymnastics team win 1st World Championships medal (silver)
  • Sep 17 4,355 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • Sep 18 American Major League Baseball executive John Hart becomes general manager of Cleveland Indians
  • Sep 18 NCAA places Tennessee on 2 years probation for football recruiting violations
  • Sep 18 Robert Helmick resigns as president of US Olympic Committee
  • Sep 21 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

Sports History

Sep 22 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula records his 300th career NFL victory

  • Sep 22 NY MTA yanks 6,000 ads for "Dr Tusch" (Dr Jeffrey Lavigne)

Sports History

Sep 24 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

Sports History

Sep 25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

  • Sep 27 1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)
  • Sep 28 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game

Ryder Cup

Sep 29 Ryder Cup Golf, Kiahwa Island GR: US beats Europe, 14½-13½; Bernhard Langer misses 6-foot par putt which would have clinched 14-all tie and retained Cup for Europe

Golf Tournament

Sep 29 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic at the Los Coyotes CC; her third LPGA title of the month


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 21 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • Sep 27 Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
  • Sep 27 Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player (French Open 2018, Wimbledon 2019), born in Constanța, Romania

Weddings in Sport

Magic Johnson

Sep 15 NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 2 Concetto Lo Bello, Italian intl soccer judge, dies
  • Sep 6 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • Sep 10 Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), dies at 83
  • Sep 13 Metin Oktay, Turkish football player (b. 1936)
  • Sep 13 Paul Thompson, Canadian ice hockey forward and coach (Stanley Cup 1928 [NY Rangers], 1934, 38 Chicago Black Hawks), dies at 84