Events in Sport in September 1988

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 4 Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills NY

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Sep 4 Phoenix Cardinals play 1st regular-season NFL game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Sep 5 CFL's Earl Winfield (Ham) scores TDs on 101-yd punt return, 100-yd kickoff return & 58-yd pass reception

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Sep 7 Guy Lafleur, Tony Esposito & Brad Park inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

NHL Legend Guy Lafleur
NHL Legend
Guy Lafleur
  • Sep 7 NY Daily News reports boxer Mike Tyson is seeing a psychiatrist
  • Sep 8 Javier Sotomayer of Cuba high jumps world record 2.43m
  • Sep 8 NL pres Bart Giamatti is unanimously elected baseball's 7th commissioner
  • Sep 9 Braves Bruce Sutter joins Fingers & Gossage to save 300 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Chris Evert defaults at US Open due to a stomach flu

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Sep 9 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 108th Women's U.S. Open: Steffi Graf beats Gabriela Sabatini (6-3, 3-6, 6-1)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 108th Men's U.S. Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (6-4, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4) in the longest final in the Open's history

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 12 1st NFL regular-season game played in Phoenix; Cowboys beat Card
  • Sep 13 10th time, 4 players hit baseball major-league record grand slams
  • Sep 15 Lillehammer, Norway, upsets Anchorage to host 1994 Winter olympics
  • Sep 15 Test Cricket debut of Ian Healy, vs Pakistan at Karachi
  • Sep 16 Cincinnati Reds Tom Browning pitches a perfect game, beats LA Dodgers, 1-0
  • Sep 16 Javed Miandad completes 211, his 5th Test Cricket double, v Australia
  • Sep 17 24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea
  • Sep 18 Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 19 US Olympic diver Greg Louganis hits his head on diving board
  • Sep 20 Greg Louganis wins Olympic gold medal in springboard diving
  • Sep 21 Mike Tyson smashes TV camera outside his Bernardsville NJ home
  • Sep 22 South Korean coaches attack NZ referee after disputing his decision, Olympic Korean boxer stages a 67 minute sit-in
  • Sep 23 Jose Canseco is baseball's 1st to steal 40 bases & hit 40 HRs
  • Sep 23 Rosa Mota wins 2nd female olympic marathon (2:25:39)
  • Sep 24 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
  • Sep 25 Florence Griffith Joyner runs Olympic record 100m in 10.54s
  • Sep 25 Kathy Guadagnino wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 28 Javed Miandad scores his 19th Test Cricket century (v Aus, Faisalabad)
  • Sep 30 Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6'8" to win Olympic gold medal
  • Sep 30 Robin Givens & Mike Tyson appear on Barbara Walter's Show