On This Day

September 2016 in Sports History

Events in Sport

  • Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Angelique Kerber beats Karolína Plíšková 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to become first German player to win the event since Steffi Graf in 1996

Sport awardUS Men's Tennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 3rd major title; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 6-7, 1-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Sep 18 Evian Championship Women's Golf, Evian Resort GC: Chun In-gee of South Korea wins her 2nd major title by 4 strokes from Ryu So-yeon & Park Sung-hyun; 21-under-par score a record for all women's majors
  • Sep 25 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins in a playoff with Kevin Chappell & Ryan Moore; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$10m

Weddings in Sport

  • Sep 4 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England
  • Sep 17 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

Deaths in Sport

  • Sep 1 Len Maddocks, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (Australian mid-50's), dies at 90
  • Sep 7 Cary Blanchard, American NFL kicker (Indianapolis Colts), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • Sep 7 Ken Higgs, English cricket fast bowler (15 Tests, 71 wickets, 1 x 50), dies at 79

Person of interestArnold Palmer

Sep 25 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles; US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), dies of heart failure at 87

  • Sep 28 Max Walker, Australian cricket fast bowler (34 Tests, 138 wickets) and broadcaster (Nine Network), dies at 68