Events in Sport in September 1987

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 1 15 yr old Michael Chang is youngest man to win US Tennis Open match

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 5 John McEnroe is fined $17,500 for tirades at US Tennis Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • Sep 6 Douglas Wakiihuri wins marathon (2:11:48)
  • Sep 6 Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks a CFL-record 60-yard field goal
  • Sep 6 2nd World Championships in Athletics close at Rome, Italy
  • Sep 7 Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 9 Largest US Tennis Open single night session (total) 21,016

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan strikes out his 4,500th batter

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 107th Women's U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Steffi Graf (7-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 13 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 14 Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Sep 14 Toronto Blue Jays hit a record 10 HRs vs Baltimore Orioles

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 14 107th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats Mats Wilander (6-7, 6-0, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
  • Sep 16 Calif's Bob Boone catches record 1,919th major league game
  • Sep 20 Alain Prost wins record 28th Formula one auto race
  • Sep 20 Dwight Clark ends NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
  • Sep 20 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 20 Walter Payton scores NFL record 107th rushing touchdown

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • Sep 22 NFL players go on strike for 24 days
  • Sep 22 Red Sox Wade Boggs ties AL record of 200 hits for 5 straight seasons
  • Sep 26 Padres Benito Santiago sets rookie hitting streak to 28 games
  • Sep 27 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
  • Sep 27 Jan Stephens wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 27 NFL players' strike begins in the US
  • Sep 29 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year