On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 19

Events in Sport

  • 1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • 1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • 1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • 1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • 1921 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1925 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6th consecutive US title; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1931 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Wannamoisett CC: 20 year old American Tom Creavy beats Denny Shute, 2 & 1 in the final for his lone major title
  • 1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
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