Events in Sport in September 1971

  • Sep 1 John Newcombe is 1st male top-seed to lose in 1st round of US Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 2 Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors win their 1st US Open tennis matches

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 5 Astros pitcher J R Richard debut, strikes out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win
  • Sep 5 NY Mets Don Hahn hits 1st inside the park homer at Phillies Vet
  • Sep 9 NHL great Gordie Howe retires
  • Sep 12 91st Men's U.S. Open: Stan Smith beats Jan Kodes (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 91st Women's U.S. Open: Billie Jean King beats Rosemary Casals (6-4, 7-6)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
Tennis Player Rosemary Casals
Tennis Player
Rosemary Casals
  • Sep 14 Cleve Indians & Washington Senators, play 20 innings
  • Sep 18 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)
  • Sep 19 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • Sep 19 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54
  • Sep 21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • Sep 24 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • Sep 26 Pam Higgins wins LPGA Lincoln-Mercury Golf Open