On This Day in Sport for September 4

Events in Sport

  • 1894 Soccer team Veendam 1894 forms
  • 1908 Caledonia & Hillhurst Football Clubs play for Central Alberta Rugby Football League championship
  • 1916 Christy Mathewson & Mordecai Brown final baseball game
  • 1919 39th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Johnston beats Bill Tilden (6-4, 6-4, 6-3)
  • 1923 NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • 1932 15th PGA Championship: Olin Dutra at Keller GC St Paul Minn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934 Bradman scores 149* Aust v Eng XI, 104 mins, 17 fours 4 sixes

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1937 Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)
  • 1938 Vainio Muinonen wins 2nd European marathoner (2:37:28.8)
  • 1941 NY Yankees, win earliest AL pennent (full season)
  • 1941 Yanks beat Red Sox 6-3 & clinch their 12th & earliest pennant
  • 1944 64th U.S. Men's National Tennis Championship: Frank Parker beats William Talbert (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1950 Darlington Raceway is the site of the inaugural Southern 500, the first 500-mile NASCAR race.
  • 1966 Houston Oilers holds Denver Broncos to no 1st downs winning 45-7
  • 1966 Jim Hogan wins Europe marathon (2:20:04.6)
  • 1972 US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes 1st athlete to win 7 olympic gold medals
  • 1977 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Rail Muscular Dystrophy Golf Classic
  • 1978 NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

1978 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • 1981 Longest game at Fenway Park completed in 20, Seattle Mariners 8, Boston Red Sox 7
  • 1983 83rd US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jay Sigel
  • 1983 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
  • 1985 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • 1985 NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1991 Panel of 8 baseball experts vote to drop asterisk next to Roger Maris HR record & determine an official no hitter must go at least 9 innings

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris

Sport awardTennis Open

1993 Mats Wilander defeats Mikael Pernfors 7-6 (7-3), 3-6, 1-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 in 4 hrs 1 min US Open Tennis match concluding at 2:26 AM

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Mikael Pernfors
Tennis Player
Mikael Pernfors
  • 1994 Cleveland Browns is 1st team in NFL to score a 2-point conversion
  • 1995 Mary Beth Zimmerman wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 2011 13th World Championships in Athletics close at Daegu, South Korea

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1885 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)
  • 1902 Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968)
  • 1902 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918 William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48)
  • 1920 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver
  • 1926 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1932 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64)
  • 1941 Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1942 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1943 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1944 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • 1950 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1950 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1953 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1956 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics-3 Gold-1972)
  • 1958 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1958 Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1961 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1962 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1963 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1964 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964 Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998)
  • 1966 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympics-gold-96), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1967 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 Carlette Guidry-White, 100m/long jumper
  • 1968 Mike Piazza, catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Rick McNair, water polo 2m defender (Olympics-96), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1970 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-silver-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1970 Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • 1971 Brian Storey, 470 sailor (Olympics-96), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1971 John Thierry, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Monty Grow, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1972 Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1972 Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1974 Jean Lavertue, weightlifter (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer
  • 1975 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1976 Helen Denman, swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Perth, Australia
  • 1977 Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • 1979 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver
  • 1979 Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1980 Pat Neshek, American baseball player
  • 1981 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer
  • 1983 Tareq Aziz, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • 1984 Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player
  • 1986 James Younghusband, Philippine footballer

Weddings in Sport


HeartWedding of Interest

1989 Tennis star Bjorn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1993 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
  • 2016 Olympic gold medalist track and road cyclists Laura Kenny (24) weds track cyclist Jason Kenny (28) at a private ceremony in Cheshire, England

Deaths in Sport

  • 1962 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • 1972 Alan Kippax, cricketer (1st-class batting average 67), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", American MLB player (Detroit Tigers) dies at 75

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1996 Sam Cook, cricketer (Gloucestershire slow bowler with one Test for England), dies
  • 2004 Alphonso Ford, American basketball player, dies at 32
  • 2004 Moe Norman, Canadian golfer (b. 1929)
  • 2006 Giacinto Facchetti, Italian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2011 Lee Roy Selmon, American football player (b. 1954)