On This Day in Sport for September 21

Events in Sport

  • 1906 Yankee 1st baseman Hal Chase's 22 put-outs ties record
  • 1934 St Louis Card Paul Dean no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 3-0

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1955 Rocky Marciano KOs Archie Moore in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1956 Yanks set dubious record, stranding 20 men on base Mantle hits a 500' plus homer but Red Sox win 13-9 in Fenway
  • 1964 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964 Reds Chico Ruiz steals home, beats Phillies 1-0. Phillies start a 10 game losing streak that gives Cards the pennant
  • 1969 58th Davis Cup: USA beats Romania in Cleveland (5-0)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1969 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • 1969 NY Jet Steve O'Neal punts 98 yards against Denver Broncos
  • 1969 Ron Hill wins European marathon (2:16:47.8)
  • 1970 Oakland A's Vida Blue no-hits Minnesota Twins, 6-0
  • 1971 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • 1973 NY Mets go into 1st place (at .500) after trailing 12½ games

AgreementContract of Interest

1973 Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000

NBA Point Guard Nate Archibald
NBA Point Guard
Nate Archibald
  • 1980 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • 1980 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • 1980 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1981 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) goes off the air
  • 1982 2,251 turn out to see Expos play NY Mets at Shea Stadium
  • 1982 NFL players begin a 57 day strike

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986 Miami Dan Marino passes for 6 touchdowns vs NY Jets (51-45)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • 1986 NY Jets beat Miami Dolphins 51-45 in OT; record 884 passing yards
  • 1986 New Orleans Saints Mel Gray returns kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown
  • 1986 SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville, New Jersey home

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Suriname swimmer Anthony Nesty wins 100m butterfly at the Seoul Olympics; Suriname's first gold; first black to win individual Olympic swim gold medal; thwarts Matt Biondi's attempt at 7 gold medals
  • 1988 East German swimmer Silke Hörner sets world record 2:26.71 to win the 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; first of 2 gold (4 x 100m medley relay)
  • 1988 Hungarian swimmer Tamás Darnyi sets world record 4:14.75 to win the 400m individual medley at the Seoul Olympics; also wins 200m I/M gold for the medley double
  • 1990 Oakland A's Bob Welch becomes 1st 25 game winner in 10 years
  • 1990 Faye Vincent turns down White Sox bid to reinstate Minnie Minoso, 68
  • 1991 USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics
  • 1997 Liselotte Neumann wins LPGA PING Welch's Championship
  • 1997 NY Yankee Cecil Fielder hits his 300th HR
  • 1997 Tim Herron wins Texas Golf Open shooting a 271
  • 2008 The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • 2008 37th Ryder Cup: US wins 16.5-11.5 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 2017 Andre Ward, unified light heavyweight champion and world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, announces his retirement

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1884 Hugh "Shorty" Ray, supervisor of NFL officials, HOF member
  • 1901 Lord Learie Constantine, West Indian cricket all-rounder (UKs first black peer), born in Diego Martin, Trinidad (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Ilmari Salminen, Finnish athlete (Olympic gold 10,000m 1936), born in Elimäki, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1905 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1929 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (d. 1979)
  • 1935 James "Jimmy" Armfield, British former-footballer, manager and pundit (BBC Radio Five Live), born in Denton, Lancashire, England (d. 2018)
  • 1945 Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner
  • 1948 Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
  • 1951 Ed Delahoussaye, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (1982-83 Kentucky Derby), born in New Iberia, Louisiana
  • 1951 Bruce Arena, American soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956 Jack Givens, American basketball player
  • 1957 Lynette Love, US tai kwan do champ 1987/(Olympics 1988)
  • 1958 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestGrant Fuhr

1962 Grant Fuhr, Canadian NHL goalie (Oilers), born in Spruce Grove, Alberta

NHL Goalie Grant Fuhr
NHL Goalie
Grant Fuhr
  • 1963 Cecil Fielder, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Curtly Ambrose, Antiguan West Indies cricketer
  • 1964 Danny Hoekman, soccer player (NEC)
  • 1964 Danny Villa, NFL guard (KC Chiefs)
  • 1965 Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967 Andrea Thies, rower (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Irvington, New York
  • 1967 Romeo van Aerde, soccer player (RKC)
  • 1969 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1969 Lia Biehl, LPGA golfer
  • 1969 Randal Hill, NFL wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1970 Michael O'Shea, Canadian CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in North Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 John Crawley, English cricketer
  • 1972 Brooke Bushnell, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1972 Jon Kitna, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1973 Virginia Ruano-Pascual, tennis star, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1973 Oswaldo Sanchez, Mexican footballer
  • 1974 Andy Todd, English footballer
  • 1975 Doug Davis, American baseball player
  • 1976 Adrian Olivo, American canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1976 Jana Kandarr, tennis star
  • 1976 Poul Hübertz, Danish footballer
  • 1977 Brian Tallet, American baseball player
  • 1978 Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
  • 1979 Richard Dunne, Irish footballer
  • 1979 Chris Gayle, Jamaican West Indies cricketer
  • 1979 Julian Gray, English footballer
  • 1980 Raegan Tomaster, East Patgchogue NY, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1980 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1980 Tomas Scheckter, South African racing driver
  • 1982 Eduardo Azevedo, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982 Danny Kass, American snowboarder
  • 1982 Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer
  • 1982 Rowan Vine, English footballer
  • 1983 Fernando Cavenaghi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 Anna Meares, Australian cyclist
  • 1984 Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner, American swimmer
  • 1987 Jimmy Clausen, American football player
  • 1987 Courtney Paris, American basketball player
  • 1987 Ashley Paris, American basketball player
  • 1989 Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, American skateboarder
  • 1991 Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • 1993 Park Sung-hyun, South Korean golfer, (2 LPGA major titles), born in Seoul, South Korea

Deaths in Sport

  • 1922 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • 1935 Herm McFarland, American MLB outfielder (first grand slam in AL history), dies at 65
  • 1998 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • 2007 Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian Olympic gold medalist (b. 1929)