Events in Sport in September 1980

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 1 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Sep 1 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • Sep 6 US College football longest losing streak of 50 games ends for Macalester College (St. Paul)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 6 100th Women's U.S. Open: Chris Evert-Lloyd beats Hana Mandlikova (5-7, 6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 7 Beth Daniel wins LPGA World Series of Women's Golf

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Sep 7 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 100th Men's U.S. Open: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg (7-6, 6-1, 6-7, 5-7, 6-4)

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 14 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Donna Caponi
LPGA Golfer
Donna Caponi
  • Sep 14 Dwight Clark begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 18 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 20 George Brett goes 0-for-4 dropping his avg below .400 for good

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett
  • Sep 20 Spectacular Bid runs in Belmont alone as 3 horses drop out
  • Sep 21 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA ERA Real Estate Golf Classic
  • Sep 21 LA Ram Johnnie Johnson scores a 99 yard interception
  • Sep 21 Richard Todd of NY Jets completes 42 passes in a game (NFL record)
  • Sep 24 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • Sep 25 Jerry Mumphrey joins Ozzie Smith, & Gene Richards to steal 50 bases this year for Padres
  • Sep 27 Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing's world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
  • Sep 28 Jerilyn Britz wins LPGA Mary Kay Golf Classic
  • Sep 30 1,754 turn out to see Phillies play NY Mets at Shea Stadium

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 30 A's Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record at 98 en route to 100

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson