Events in Sport in September 1977

  • Sep 1 Tracy Austin at age 14 years, 8 months, 20 days, becomes the youngest female to play in the US Open, beating German Heidi Eisterlehner 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 1st round match

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 One of the great anti-climaxes in sport; 43-year-old transsexual Rene Richards, who fought for over a year for right to play in a major event, is beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade at the US Open

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • Sep 3 Japanese baseball superstar Sadaharu Oh hits his 756th career home run to surpass Hank Aaron as all-time career leader in professional baseball
  • Sep 5 Cleveland Indians stage 1st "I hate the Yankee Hanky Night"
  • Sep 6 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
  • Sep 10 Blue Jays beat Yankees 19-3 with 20 hits
  • Sep 10 Christa Vahlensieck runs female world record marathon (2:34:47.5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert wins her 3rd straight US title; beats Wendy Turnbull of Australia 7-6, 6-2

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Guillermo Vilas becomes the only Argentine to win US title; beats Jimmy Connors 2-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-0

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Guillermo Vilas
Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
  • Sep 15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • Sep 17 Ryder Cup Golf, Royal Lytham & St Annes: US wins 12½-7½; last time a Great Britain & Ireland team competes for Ryder Cup
  • Sep 18 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • Sep 18 Joanne Carner/Judy Rankin wins LPGA National Team Golf Championship
  • Sep 22 Minn Twin Bert Blyleven no-hits California Angels, 9-0
  • Sep 24 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • Sep 26 Cleveland Browns play their 1st overtime game, beat Patriots 30-27
  • Sep 27 Phillies clinch 2nd straight NL East Division title
  • Sep 29 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 29 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali