Events in Sport in September 1949

  • Sep 1 Finnish long distance runner Viljo Heino runs 10,000m world record 29:27.2 in Kouvola, Finland
  • Sep 5 69th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Ted Schroeder (16-18, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4); longest singles final match by number of games (67), before the tiebreaker introduction
  • Sep 5 63rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Doris Hart (6-4, 6-1)
  • Sep 13 Ladies Pro Golf Association of America formed in NYC
  • Sep 17 Ryder Cup Golf, Ganton GC: US beats Great Britain, 7-5; Americans win 6 of 8 singles matches to claim victory
  • Sep 18 Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
  • Sep 20 Tennis player Pancho Gonzales turns professional

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 25 4th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • Sep 25 Despite 71 injuries, Yankees have been in 1st place all season until Red Sox move into a tie for 1st place