On This Day in Sport for September 16

Events in Sport

  • 1864 5th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 167 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1869 10th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Jr. shoots a 157 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1885 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1887 27th British Golf Open: Willie Park, Jr. shoots a 161 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • 1892 Amsterdam swimming club renamed "The Y"
  • 1906 Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon
  • 1922 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1926 St Louis Cards beat Phillies 23-3
  • 1927 Rene Lacoste beats Bill Tilden for US Lawn Tennis Association title
  • 1930 Phillies trailing 10-5, score 5 in 9th, then Pirates score 4 in top of 10th, so Phillies score 5 in bottom of 10th to win 15-14
  • 1931 St Louis Cards repeat as NL champions with a 6-3 win over Phillies
  • 1939 NY Yankees clinch their 11th & 4th successive pennant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940 Leo Durocher suspended from Ebbetts Field for "inciting a riot"

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 1950 Cleveland Browns (formerly AAFC) play 1st NFL game, beat Philadelphia 35-10)

Sport awardGolf Major

1951 6th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1951 US National League umpire Frank Dascoli clears the Dodgers bench, ejecting 15 players
  • 1953 AL approves St Louis Browns move to become Baltimore Orioles
  • 1955 Bauer & Berra homer in 9th beating Red Sox 5-4 taking over 1st

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955 Yankee Mickey Mantle pulls a hamstring muscle running out a bunt

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1956 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA Clock Golf Open
  • 1957 LA City Council approves 300-acre site in Chavez Ravine for Dodgers
  • 1960 Mil Brave Warren Spahn no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0
  • 1962 Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
  • 1962 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sacramento Golf Open
  • 1965 Boston Red Sox Dave Morehead no-hits Cleve Indians, 2-0
  • 1967 Anni Pede runs female world record marathon (3:07:26)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973 Buff Bill O.J. Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1973 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 1975 Pirates beat Cubs 22-0, Rennie Stennett is 3rd to go 7 for 7
  • 1978 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2
  • 1979 23rd Ryder Cup: US wins, 17-11 at The Greenbrier (White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, US)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1984 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1987 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • 1988 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • 1988 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1993 Minnesota Twins Dave Winfield is 19th to get 3,000 hits

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1995 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1997 ABL MVP Nikki McCray signs with WNBA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997 Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • 2012 NHL locks out its players after the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1895 Charles W Bidwill Sr, NFL hall of famer (Chicago Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1910 Karl Kling, German race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1920 Franco Pandolfini, Italian water polo (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1932 Mickey Stewart, manager (England Cricket Team)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934 Elgin Baylor, NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers), born in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1937 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, super heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964 68, 72)
  • 1937 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1941 Tommy Carberry, Irish jockey
  • 1942 Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)
  • 1942 Dennis Conner, American sailor (America's Cup skipper 1974, 1980, 1987, 1988), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943 Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • 1944 Ard Schenk, Dutch 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Anna Paulowna
  • 1947 Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • 1947 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • 1947 Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1948 Rosemary Casals, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon), born in San Francisco, California

Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • 1952 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1953 Jerry Pate, Macon Ga, PGA golfer (US Open 1976, Canadian Open 1976)
  • 1955 Robin Yount, baseballer (Milwaukee Brewers, MVP 1982, 1989, 3,142 hits)
  • 1955 Vicki Tabor, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1957 Keith Connor, Anguilla, British triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957 David McCreery, Irish footballer
  • 1958 Orel Hershiser, pitcher (LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians)
  • 1958 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1959 Tim Raines, American baseball player (Montreal Expos), born in Sanford, Florida

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1960 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1961 Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1962 Julie Larsen Piers, LPGA golfer (1995 Edina Realty), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1963 Garth Jax, NFL middle linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1966 Kevin Curtis Young, 400m hurdler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Bernie Parmalee, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1967 Dana Dormann, Oxnard CA, LPGA golfer (1993 McCall's LPGA Classic
  • 1967 Michael Smith, Kenora Ontario, decathlete (Olympics-96)
  • 1968 Charles McRae, NFL guard/tackle (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Tara Cross-Battle, volleyball hitter (Oly-br-92, 96), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1969 Andrew Borodow, 130 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-5-92, 96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1969 Chester McGlockton, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Marthijn Pothoven, soccer player (Go Ahead Eagles)
  • 1970 Anthony Marshall, NFL safety (Chicago Bears)
  • 1970 Paul Shuey, Lima OH, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1971 Derrell Mitchell, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons, Argonauts)
  • 1972 Don Sasa, NFL defensive tackle (San Diego Chargers)
  • 1972 Mark Bruener, NFL tight end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1972 Ramon van Haaren, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1972 Steve Russ, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1973 Clint Peay, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in Columbia, Maryland
  • 1973 Alexander Vinokourov, Kazakh cyclist
  • 1973 George Corrie, English Footballer
  • 1975 Kip Harkrider, Carthage TX, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1978 Dan Dickau, American basketball player
  • 1979 Bobby Korecky, American baseball player
  • 1980 Patrik Stefan, Czech hockey player
  • 1982 Leon Knight, English footballer
  • 1983 Kirsty Coventry, Zimbabwean Olympic swimmer
  • 1987 Louis Clement Ngwat-Mahop, Cameroonian football player

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989 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

Deaths in Sport

  • 1933 George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
  • 1961 A P F Chapman, cricketer (26 Tests for England), dies
  • 2006 Floyd Curry, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2009 Myles Brand, NCAA President (b. 1942)