On This Day in Sport for September 6

Events in Sport

  • 1880 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket in England, v Australia at The Oval
  • 1880 W G Grace scores 152 in debut Test Cricket innings, v Aust The Oval
  • 1904 Soccer team Rheden forms
  • 1905 Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0
  • 1913 19th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Jerry Travers

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920 40th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1927 Red Sox beat NY Yankees 12-11 in 18 innings at Fenway Park
  • 1930 Brooklyn Dodgers beat Phillies 22-8
  • 1942 Czech marathon runner Oskar Hêks transported to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • 1943 Carl Scheib becomes youngest pitcher in AL (16y 8 ms) of the A's
  • 1943 63rd U.S. Men's National Championship: Joseph R. Hunt beats Jack Kramer (6-3, 6-8, 10-8, 6-0)
  • 1943 57th U.S. Women's National Championship: Pauline Betz Addie beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-3, 5-7, 6-3)
  • 1945 A's catcher George George punches umpire Joe Rue gets suspended
  • 1946 All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)
  • 1948 37th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (5-0)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1953 Roy Campanella sets record for HRs by a catcher at 38

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

Sport awardTennis Open

1954 74th U.S. Men's National Championship: Vic Seixas beats Rex Hartwig (3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Vic Seixas
Tennis Player
Vic Seixas
  • 1954 68th U.S. Women's National Championship: Doris Hart beats Louise Brough Clapp (6-8, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 1959 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Cosmopolitan Golf Open
  • 1963 Historian Lee Allen says Indians-Senators game is 100,000th in Major League baseball history
  • 1972 Summer Olympics resume in Munich Germany after massacre

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1975 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova asks for US political asylum in New York City during the US Open

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

1975 95th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (5-7, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1977 Angels acquire Dave Kingman from Padres for cash, 9 days later Yankees buy Kingman (started with Mets) who plays in all 4 divisions in 1977
  • 1980 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)
  • 1980 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)
  • 1981 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon named NY Yankee manager for 2nd time
  • 1982 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • 1982 Pittsburgh Pirates retire Willie Stargell's #8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier
  • 1986 Michael Spinks TKOs Steffen Tangstad in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1987 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • 1987 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • 1987 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • 1991 33rd Walker Cup: US, 14-10
  • 1993 Helen Dobson wins LPGA State Farm Rail Golf Classic
  • 1994 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 Cal Ripken Jr breaks Gehrig's record, plays in 2,131 straight games

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Balt Orioles' Eddie Murray's 500th career HR

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 2010 21st College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Maryland beats Navy 17-14 in Baltimore

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1911 Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Vincent DiMaggio, American baseball player (Giants, Phils, Reds, Braves), born in Martinez, California (d. 1986)
  • 1917 George Mann, English cricketer, born in Byfleet, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1928 Rudolph Plukfelder, USSR, light heavyweight (Olympic gold 1964), born in Novoorlivka, Ukraine
  • 1935 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1947 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach
  • 1953 Mohammed Kedir, Ethiopia, 10k runner (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1955 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1956 Pam Allen, LPGA golfer (1988 Planters Pat Bradley-12th), born in Billings, Montana
  • 1957 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • 1962 Kevin Willis, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 1963 Jozsef Kiprich, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1963 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer
  • 1965 Johan Garrels, soccer player (Alphense Boys, RKC)
  • 1966 Joan Guetschow, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1968 Pat Meares, Salina KS, infielder (Minnesota Twins)
  • 1969 Aaron Pierce, NFL halfback (NY Giants)
  • 1969 Douglas Pirini, decathlete (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1969 Michellie Jones, Australian triathlete
  • 1970 Igor Korolev, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970 Shane Heal, Australian basketball guard (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Torrance Small, NFL wide receiver (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1971 Anthony Goldwire, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1971 Holli Rene Hyche, runner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1971 Pavel Patera, Kladno CZE, hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Oly-gild-98)
  • 1971 Devang Gandhi, Indian Cricketer
  • 1972 Eric Zeier, NFL quarterback (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1972 Frank Rocca, CFL corner (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1973 Greg Rusedski, tennis star (1995 Seoul), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1973 Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
  • 1974 Tim Henman, English tennis player
  • 1975 Derrek Lee, American baseball player
  • 1976 Danny Blankers, soccer player (PSV/Willem II)
  • 1976 Michael Nakamura, Australian baseball pitcher (Olympics-1996)
  • 1978 Alex Escobar, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979 Massimo Maccarone, Italian footballer
  • 1979 Carlos Adrián Morales, Mexican footballer
  • 1980 Samuel Peter, Nigerian heavyweight boxer
  • 1980 Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer
  • 1980 Yuji Hamano, Japanese archer
  • 1981 Mark Teahen, American baseball player
  • 1985 Ali Ashfaq, Maldivian footballer
  • 1985 Alberto Valerio, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1989 Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer

Deaths in Sport

  • 1938 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • 1950 Arthur Hill, cricketer (3 Tests), dies
  • 1962 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • 1969 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player (b. 1892)
  • 1970 Gerard Smithson, cricketer (Eng batsman against W Indies 1948), dies
  • 1990 Leonard Hutton, cricketer (79 Tests for England, 6971 runs), dies
  • 1991 Bob Goldham, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1922)
  • 1995 Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
  • 1999 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2008 Sören Nordin, Swedish harness racing driver and trainer (b. 1917)
  • 2012 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)