September 1995 in Sports History

Events in Sport

Boxing Title Fight

Sep 2 British boxer Frank Bruno beats American champion Oliver McCall in a unanimous 12 round points decision in London for the WBC heavyweight title

  • Sep 3 Carolina Panthers lose their debut NFL game in overtime 23-20 to the Atlanta Falcons in front of 58,808 fans at the Georgia Dome
  • Sep 3 In their NFL debut game the Jacksonville Jaguars fall to the Houston Oilers 10-3; 72,363 fans attend the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
  • Sep 4 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers

Baseball Record

Sep 5 Cal Ripken Jr ties Gehrig's record of playing in 2,130 straight games

  • Sep 6 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games
  • Sep 8 Cleveland Indians clinch 1st AL Central Division title
  • Sep 10 35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10
  • Sep 10 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play simultaneous regular season games in Cleveland for only time, both win; Browns 22-6 v Tampa, Indians 5-3 v Orioles

US Men's Tennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Men's Tennis: Pete Sampras wins his 3rd US title; beats fellow American Andre Agassi 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

  • Sep 11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"

Sports History

Sep 15 Cards shortstop Ozzie Smith sets record of 1,554 double plays

Baseball Record

Sep 16 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victories

  • Sep 19 MLB San Diego Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • Sep 20 Cincinnati Reds becomes 1st team to clinch NL Central
  • Sep 24 Ryder Cup Golf, Oak Hill CC: Europe wins 14½-13½; unheralded Irish rookie Philip Walton secures victory for Europe beating Jay Haas 1 up
  • Sep 26 Earliest 1st-class cricket in Aust season (Qld v Western Prov)
  • Sep 26 Sri Lanka complete 2-1 Test Cricket series win in Pakistan from 0-1
  • Sep 28 Troy Dixon scores cricket century on 1st-class debut for Qld v W Prov

Sports History

Sep 29 Trial for former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson sent to the jury


Birthdays in Sport

  • Sep 1 Nathan MacKinnon, Canadian ice hockey center (2013 NHL Draft: #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche; Stanley Cup 2022; 5 x NHL All Star; World C'ship gold 2015), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Sep 10 Jack Grealish, English footballer (Manchester City), born in Birmingham, England

Patrick Mahomes

Sep 17 Patrick Mahomes, American NFL quarterback (Super Bowl MVP 2020; KC Chiefs), born in Tyler, Texas


Weddings in Sport

Nancy Kerrigan

Sep 9 American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan (25) weds her agent Jerry Solomon (41) at the Church of the Covenant, Boston

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 3 Alec Brown, English snooker player (Daily Mail Gold Cup 1939, 40; News of the World 1951), dies at 87
  • Sep 6 Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), dies from heart failure at 52
  • Sep 10 Molly Hide, English cricketer who captained England for 17 years, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Keith Odor, British racing driver, dies during a touring car race at 33
  • Sep 13 Harold Sheperdson, British soccer trainer, dies at 76
  • Sep 15 Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer striker (33 caps; AC Milan; Olympic gold 1948), dies at 73
  • Sep 17 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Oleg Tverdokhleb, Ukrainian athlete (b. 1969)
  • Sep 20 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • Sep 25 Dave Bowen, Welsh soccer wing-half (19 caps; Arsenal) and manager (Wales 1964-74; Northampton Town), dies at 67