Events in Sport in September 1978

  • Sep 2 Graham Salmon set worlds record for 100 meters by a blind man

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Reggie Jackson is 19th player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Sep 3 Leonid Mossejev becomes European marathon champ (2:11:57.5)
  • Sep 4 NY Yankee pitcher Ron Guidry wins his 20th (on way to 25-3 season)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 4 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Sep 7 1st game of Boston Massacre, Yanks beat Red Sox 15-3
  • Sep 8 2nd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 13-2
  • Sep 9 3rd game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-0
  • Sep 9 Balt Orioles pull their 7th triple play (5-4-3 vs Toronto)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 9 98th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert beats Pam Shriver (7-5, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 10 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA National Jewish Hospital Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Sep 10 4th game of Boston Massacre; Yanks beat Red Sox 7-4. This ties them for 1st place. Yanks out hit 'em 67-21; score 42-9

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 98th Men's U.S. Open: Jimmy Connors beats Bjorn Borg (6-4, 6-2, 6-2) to become the 1st player to win the US Open on 3 different surfaces

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Sep 14 Braves' Jim Bouton, 38, beats Giants, his 1st win since 1970
  • Sep 15 Dodgers become 1st major league team to draw 3 million fans

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 15 Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • Sep 16 Yanks beat Red Sox for 6th time in 2 weeks, 3-2

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 17 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Sep 17 Red Sox finally beat Yanks in Sept 1978, 7-3
  • Sep 24 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
  • Sep 26 NY District Court Judge Constance Baker Motley rules that women sportswriters cannot be banned from locker rooms
  • Sep 30 Major Indoor Soccer League grants 1st 6 franchises to Cincinnati
  • Sep 30 Phillies clinch NL East title
  • Sep 30 Cleveland, Houston, NY, Philadelphia & Pittsburgh Phillies win 3rd consecutive NL East Division title