Events in Sport in September 1985

  • Sep 1 Bill Elliott claims a $1 million bonus for winning 3 of the 4 crown jewel races on the NASCAR schedule: the Daytona 500, Winston 500 and Southern 500
  • Sep 1 Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes the oldest road race elite world champion at 38 years, 8 months, 29 days; beats Greg Lamonde & Marino Argentin in Giavera del Montello
  • Sep 3 England cricket swing bowler Richard Ellison with 5 for 76 helps dismiss Australia for 129 in 6th Test win at the Oval; England regains Ashes 3-1
  • Sep 3 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter smashes 3 consecutive HRs in an 8-3 win v San Diego Padres at Jack Murphy Stadium
  • Sep 4 Russian Igor Paklin sets new high jump world record at 2.41m in Kobe, Japan
  • Sep 4 NY Mets catcher Gary Carter's 2 HRs in a 9-2 win in San Diego ties MLB record of 5 HRs in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 US Open Women's Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 8 Pete Rose ties Ty Cobb with 4,191 hits

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 US Open Men's Tennis: Czech star Ivan Lendl wins his first US title; beats John McEnroe 7-6, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Sep 11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • Sep 11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • Sep 15 Ryder Cup Golf, The Belfry: Europe beats US, 16½-11½; sole US loss in 50 years; Sam Torrance clinches for Europe beating Andy North, 1 up
  • Sep 15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • Sep 20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Sep 22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Sep 22 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 24 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 29 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)