Events in Sport in September 1994

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 8-time major winner Ivan Lendl (34) plays his final professional tennis match; forced to retire with back pain trailing Bernd Karbacher of Germany 6-4, 7-6, 1-0 in the 2nd round of the US Open

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 2 Spanish road cyclist Miguel IndurĂ¡in sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France
  • Sep 3 Florida's Terry Dean tosses an NCAA football record 7 touchdown passes in the first half as the Gators roll to a 70-21 drubbing of New Mexico State
  • Sep 3 Miami rout Georgia Southern 56-0, breaking NCAA football record with its 58th consecutive home win; Alabama won 57 straight at home between 1962-82
  • Sep 4 Tom Tupa scores the first 2-point conversion in NFL history, running in a fake extra point attempt for the Cleveland Browns in a 28-20 win at Cincinnati

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 4 Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws 5 touchdown passes in Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England; sets NFL record with his 18th game of 4-or-more touchdown passes

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino
  • Sep 4 Chinese diver Fu Mingxia wins 10m platform gold medal at World Swimming Championships in Rome, Italy; becomes first female to win back-to-back world titles in the event
  • Sep 5 Jingyi Le swims world record 100m women's freestyle (54.01 sec)

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Sep 5 SF wide receiver Jerry Rice catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers' 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpasses Jim Brown as NFL's career TD leader with 127

NFL Legend Jerry Rice
NFL Legend
Jerry Rice
NFL Legend Jim Brown
NFL Legend
Jim Brown
  • Sep 6 Tom Dolan swims world record 400m medley (4:12.30)
  • Sep 7 Jingyi Le, Ying Shan, Ying Le and Bin Lu swimming 4x100 freestyle (3:37.91)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 US Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sanchez Vicario of Spain wins her only US singles title; beats Steffi Graf 1-6, 7-6, 6-4

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Sep 11 Missie McGeorge wins Ping-Cellular One LPGA Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 11 US Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins first US title; beats Michael Stich of Germany 6-1, 7-6, 7-5

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Sep 14 All 28 baseball owners vote to cancel rest of 1994 season
  • Sep 18 1st Presidents Golf Cup: US beats Intl team 20-12 at Robert Jones Va
  • Sep 18 Deb Richard wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 18 Ken Burn's "Baseball" premieres on PBS

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sep 25 Oliver McCall TKOs Lennox Lewis in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
  • Sep 28 "Baseball" TV Miniseries last airs on PBS

MurderMurder of Interest

Sep 29 1st phase of O.J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson