Events in Sport on September 1

  • 1890 1st baseball tripleheader-Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • 1893 British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotland's William Auchterlonie wins by 2 shots from amateur Johnny Laidley
  • 1906 New York Highlanders win their 6th consecutive MLB game in 3 days from Washington Senators; sweep AL record 3 straight double headers
  • 1914 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Newport Casino R.I.: R. Norris Williams wins his first major title beating fellow American Maurice McLoughlin 6-3, 8-6, 10-8
  • 1922 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • 1925 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of International Olympic Committee
  • 1931 Future Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman Lou Gehrig hits his 3rd grand slam in 4 days & 6th homer in consecutive games in NY Yankees 5-1 win v Boston Red Sox
  • 1936 Belgian boxer Gustave Roth beats Heinz Lazek of Austria in a 15 round points decision to win the EBU and vacant IBU world light heavyweight title in Vienna
  • 1937 4th Chicago College All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Green Bay, 6-0; 84,560 at Soldier Field
  • 1939 Last day of 1st-class cricket in England for 6 years
  • 1945 Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Vince DiMaggio smashes his 4th grand slam of season, tying NL record, in an 8-3 win v Boston Braves
  • 1946 1st US Open Women's Golf, Spokane CC: Patty Berg wins inaugural Open and only one played in match play format; takes 36-hole final 5 & 4 over Betty Jameson
  • 1947 Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936

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1948 Australian Test batsmen Don Bradman (143), Lindsay Hassett (151) & Neil Harvey (110) score centuries in Australia's 1st innings of drawn cricket tour match v South of England at Hastings

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1958 St Louis Cardinals pitcher Vinegar Bend Mizell walks a NL record 9 batters in a 1-0 shutout of Cincinnati Reds
  • 1967 Cincinnati reliever Bob Lee walks Dick Groat with bases loaded in the 21st inning to give SF Giants a 1-0 win at Crosley Field; 20 scoreless innings tie MLB mark set by Pirates & Braves in 1918
  • 1971 Australian John Newcombe becomes 1st male top-seed to lose in US Open 1st round when beaten by eventual finalist Jan Kodeš 6-2, 6-7, 6-7, 3,-6
  • 1971 The Pirates start what is believed to be first all-black line-up (including several Latinos) in MLB history‚ in 10 - 7 win v Phillies; includes future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente & Willie Stargell

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1972 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland; most publicised world title match ever played; Fischer 1st American to win title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1972 Australian swimmer Shane Gould wins the 200m freestyle in world record 2:03.56 at the Munich Olympics; her 3rd gold medal & 3rd world record of the Games
  • 1972 An American sweep of the medals in the women's 200m butterfly at the Munich Olympics; Karen Moe takes gold in world record 2:15.57 ahead of team mates Lynn Colella and Ellie Daniel
  • 1972 Valeriy Borzov of the Soviet Union runs 10.14 to beat American Robert Miller and Lennox Miller of Jamaica in the coveted men's 100m final at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Japanese gymnast Sawao Kato wins the parallel bars gold medal at the Munich Olympics, his 3rd gold of the Games including team & individual all-round victories
  • 1972 Welshman Richard Meade representing Great Britain and riding Laurieston grabs the equestrian individual and team 3-day event gold medals at the Munich Olympics
  • 1972 Polish shooter Józef Zapędzki successfully defends his Olympic 25m rapid fire pistol title at the Munich Games with an Olympic record 595 points

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1973 In his first title defence George Foreman retains his WBC & WBA heavyweight crowns when he KOs Jose "King" Roman of Puerto Rico in round 1 in Tokyo, Japan

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • 1975 NY Mets pitcher Tom Seaver shuts out Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-0; first to reach 200 strikeouts for a MLB-record 8th straight season
  • 1978 Baltimore Orioles pitcher Sammy Stewart fans 7 consecutive batters in his MLB debut, en route to 9-3 win v White Sox
  • 1980 Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope ends in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
  • 1985 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

Sport awardTennis Open

1987 15 year old American tennis player Michael Chang becomes youngest man to win a match at the US Open when he beats Australian Paul McNamee in 4 sets in the opening round

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

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1989 Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 1990 Toronto Argonauts beat BC Lions 68-43 at the Skydome in Toronto for the highest combined score (111) in Canadian Football League history
  • 1991 Japanese runner Hiromi Taniguchi wins the marathon in 2:14:57 at the World Athletics Championships in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1993 Goran Ivanišević and Daniel Nestor play a 20–18 tiebreaker in their US Open first round match, eventually won by Ivanišević 6–4, 7–6, 7–6(20–18); longest tiebreak in US Open history
  • 1996 Vinny Testaverde completes 19 from 33 for 254 yards as the Baltimore Ravens beat Oakland Raiders, 17-14 in their NFL debut at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore

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2004 Sexual assault charge against LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant is dropped by the Eagle County District Attorney's offices in Colorado after the victim decides not to participate

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

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2006 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell
  • 2013 Gareth Bale transfers from Tottenham Hotspur FC to Real Madrid for an estimated world record fee of £85.3 million (€100 million)