Events in Sport in September 1920

  • Sep 4 Man o' War wins the 1 5/8-mile Lawrence Realization Stakes at Belmont Park by 100 lengths, the largest winning margin in modern thoroughbred racing history; world record time 2.40.8

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 6 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
  • Sep 6 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 1st of 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston 6-1, 1-6, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
  • Sep 12 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
  • Sep 17 National Football League is born in Canton, Ohio; 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association; re-named the NFL in 1922
  • Sep 22 Chicago grand jury convenes to investigate charges that 8 White Sox players conspired to fix the 1919 World Series
  • Sep 25 34th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Marion Zinderstein (6-3, 6-1)
  • Sep 28 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 29 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth