Events in Sport on September 19

  • 1876 Talks begin to set up a football club in Ottawa
  • 1879 Thomas Ray becomes youngest to break a world track & field record pole-vaulting 11' 2½" at age 17 years & 198 days
  • 1901 11 baseball games canceled due to funeral of President William McKinley
  • 1912 Soccer team NAC (Noad Advendo Combination) forms in Breda
  • 1921 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Germantown Cricket Club, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden successfully defends title; beats Wallace F. Johnson 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
  • 1925 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • 1931 14th PGA Championship: Tom Creavy at Wannamoisett CC Rumford RI
  • 1931 Lefty Grove wins his 30th game of season over White Sox, 2-1
  • 1933 NY Giants clinch the pennant

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1947 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 1948 68th U.S. Men's National Championship: Pancho Gonzales beats Eric Sturgess (6-2, 6-3, 14-12)
  • 1948 62nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Margaret Osborne duPont beats Louise Brough Clapp (4-6, 6-4, 15-13)

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1955 Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

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1968 Denny McLain's 31st win & Mickey Mantle's 535th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • 1971 1st NYC Women's Marathon won by Beth Bonner in 2:55:22
  • 1971 2nd NYC Marathon won by Norman Higgins in 2:22:54

  • 1973 NL refuses to allow San Diego Padres move to Washington, D.C.
  • 1982 New Orleans Saints 1st road shutout victory beating Chicago Bears 10-0
  • 1986 Chicago White Sox Joe Crowley no-hits California Angels, 7-1
  • 1986 Australian cricketer Dean Jones scores 210 v India at Madras
  • 1988 American diver Greg Louganis smashes his head on diving board during the 3m springboard preliminaries at the Seoul Olympics; recovers to qualify for the final which he wins the following day
  • 1988 US women's all-round gymnastics team is controversially penalised 0.5 after compulsory round at the Seoul Olympics; substitute an alternate athlete on uneven bars medal podium; Americans finish 4th just 0.3 behind East Germany
  • 1988 Australian swimmer Duncan Armstrong sets world record 1:47.25 to win the 200m freestyle gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats Anders Holmertz of Sweden by 0.64
  • 1988 British swimmer Adrian Moorehouse wins 100m breaststroke gold medal in 1:02.04 at the Seoul Olympics; edges Károly Güttler of Hungary by 0.01
  • 1989 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • 1992 Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m)

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1992 Barry Bonds joins Willie Mays, Howard Johnson & Ron Gant as having (2) 30-HR/30-steal MLB seasons

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
MLB Third Baseman Howard Johnson
MLB Third Baseman
Howard Johnson
MLB Outfielder Ron Gant
MLB Outfielder
Ron Gant
  • 1993 Brandie Burton wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • 1993 San Diego Chargers' kicker John Carney boots 6 field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston to set a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made
  • 1995 Padres Ken Caminiti switch hits HRs in 3rd of 4 games
  • 1999 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Stanford, California: Lindsay Davenport beats Elena Likhovtseva of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends, 4-1) and their record extending 16th title
  • 2000 Ken Griffey, Jr. pinch-hits his 400th home run. The first major leaguer to reach the mark as a pinch-hitter
  • 2004 Ryder Cup Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Europe retains Cup wins 18½-9½; victory margin largest by a European team in history of the event

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2008 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 2015 Japan beats South Africa 34-32 in Brighton, England in the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history
  • 2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals